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Tennessee has quit issuing driving certificates for illegal immigrants.
AP ALERT | 2/24/05

Posted on 02/24/2006 9:06:57 AM PST by Brian Mosely

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Department of Safety has announced it has quit issuing driving certificates for illegal immigrants.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; Mexico; News/Current Events; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: aliens; bordersecurity; driverslicenses; drivingcertificates; illegalaliens; immigrantlist; invasionusa; tennessee
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To: SmoothTalker

exactly what i said.


51 posted on 02/24/2006 1:52:28 PM PST by jw777
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To: jw777

ditto.


52 posted on 02/24/2006 2:04:44 PM PST by jw777
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To: Stark_GOP

They will be honored until they expire, then proof of a legal right to be here must be presented for renewal.


53 posted on 02/24/2006 2:08:31 PM PST by eyedigress
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bttt


54 posted on 02/24/2006 2:23:46 PM PST by GretchenM (What does it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his soul? Please meet my friend, Jesus.)
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To: Brian Mosely

bout time.....yellow dogs


55 posted on 02/24/2006 2:33:13 PM PST by wardaddy (I want to be king ........tribute, neat robes ...and best of all Prima Noctra.......I'm down wid it!)
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To: Brian Mosely

What took them so long?


56 posted on 02/24/2006 2:51:27 PM PST by GOPologist
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To: Brian Mosely

I'll have to turn on 99.7 WWTN's audio stream now to listen to Phil Valentine!


57 posted on 02/24/2006 3:21:56 PM PST by jragan2001
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To: GOPologist
What took them so long?

They were worried about a Bush veto?

58 posted on 02/24/2006 5:20:11 PM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham (A Liberal: One who demands half of your pie, because he didn't bake one.)
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To: Brian Mosely
That's ok, they can still come to NC and get all they want.
"Tax Hike" Mike Easley, has seen to that.
If they want all the big gov. bene's they can come on down to Mecklenburg County, "Where we're givin' away the store". "That's right you can have free housing, free food, free rent, free medical care, with no questions asked, as long as you don't have your green card".
Remember the County Commissioners say "We're Stealin".(from taxpayers)
59 posted on 02/24/2006 5:37:25 PM PST by rikkir (My goal this year: Push a Moonbat over the edge by increasing our majorities!!)
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To: mariabush
Worse drivers bar none...

Amen. Great roads, terrible drivers. Hang on for your life on I-40 in Knoxville.

60 posted on 02/24/2006 6:44:07 PM PST by who knows what evil? (New England...the Sodom and Gomorrah of the 21st Century, and they're proud of it!)
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To: PBRSTREETGANG

As of late though, a lot of blue moons seem to be appearing since common sense stuff is becoming more prevalent.


61 posted on 02/25/2006 6:10:50 AM PST by Niuhuru
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To: Brian Mosely
bump!

Anyone know if Tennesse had it's citizens subsidizing their insurance too? It turns out, our state offered illegals a Dollar a Day state issued insurance

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1584031/posts?page=76#76
62 posted on 02/25/2006 6:13:50 AM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: wardaddy
“This program was a good idea in theory, but there have been issues with implementation,” Nicely said.

It's great they are stopping this ill-advised program. But from a comment like this, you see it has the possibility of flying through the window on another day.

This was just coming into law about the time I was moving away from Nashville, and I remember the anti-GOP "racist" claims from the press.

63 posted on 02/25/2006 12:13:13 PM PST by xroadie
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To: Gabz; Brian Mosely; WatchingInAmazement; PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain; I still care; jw777; ...
The story behind this story is that Democrat Bredeson was stuck between his constituents fearing the next terrorist attack by fanatics found with Tennessee licenses on them and the powerful lobbying of the auto insurance and cheap labor industries. They settled for the compromise of the Certificate program, which required all non-citizens (even legal ones) to obtain this card which SHOULD have stopped the illegals from other states from traveling to Tennessee to obtain legitimate documentation.

It turned out that, despite the bold lettering on the card, businesses and government entities eager to transact with the holders ($$$) totally disregard the lettering and honor it as a legitimate ID anyway. Laws without enforcement only encourage corruption.

It has become an in-state joke of sorts that if a Tennessean has to renew their license at a station they should bone up on their Spanish if they wish to communicate with all the illegals lined up there. We also know going there means a whole work-day is blown due to the glut of invaders standing between citizens and the renewal of their licenses. Did I mention the motor-voter booth?

Add in the preference of most of these document holders to pick up a legit Tennessee license plate with it during their stay here and a whole new illegal magnet was born. As Freeper "I Still Care" suspected, many DUI accidents are being disproportionately caused by illegals (who shouldn't drink at all if they possess the Indian alcohol-intolerance gene trait). South Carolina reports that almost every case of DUI accidents where illegal aliens are at fault finds their vehicles sporting Tennessee license plates.

64 posted on 02/25/2006 4:22:53 PM PST by NewRomeTacitus
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To: NewRomeTacitus

"It has become an in-state joke of sorts that if a Tennessean has to renew their license at a station they should bone up on their Spanish if they wish to communicate with all the illegals lined up there. We also know going there means a whole work-day is blown due to the glut of invaders standing between citizens and the renewal of their licenses. Did I mention the motor-voter booth?"

I renewed my license in NC the other week. Almost everyone there was either chinese or latino. Very few spoke much English. None of the employees spoke anything but English. It made the lines take twice as long as they normally do.


65 posted on 02/25/2006 4:38:10 PM PST by SmoothTalker
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To: NewRomeTacitus
Add in the preference of most of these document holders to pick up a legit Tennessee license plate with it during their stay here and a whole new illegal magnet was born. As Freeper "I Still Care" suspected, many DUI accidents are being disproportionately caused by illegals (who shouldn't drink at all if they possess the Indian alcohol-intolerance gene trait). South Carolina reports that almost every case of DUI accidents where illegal aliens are at fault finds their vehicles sporting Tennessee license plates.

There were recent articles about how more than half of recent fatal accidents in this county involved Tennessee license tags, and most were DUI.......

66 posted on 02/25/2006 5:01:47 PM PST by Gabz (Smoke gnatzies: small minds buzzing in you business........SWAT'EM)
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To: xroadie

you are so right

plain nuts

the left and some on the right claim racist over anything to do with any minority....


67 posted on 02/25/2006 5:47:50 PM PST by wardaddy ("hillbilly car wash owner outta control")
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To: Brian Mosely

Good for them. Should of never done it in the first place.


68 posted on 02/25/2006 6:51:36 PM PST by Ptarmigan (Proud bunny hater and killer)
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To: NewRomeTacitus

Check out this article I just posted tonight.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1585698/posts


69 posted on 02/25/2006 8:45:34 PM PST by I still care ("For it is the doom of men that they forget". - Merlin, from Excalibur)
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To: I still care

Just did. Look up there...some people apparently used bad grammer (heh heh).


72 posted on 02/26/2006 2:35:05 AM PST by NewRomeTacitus (Grammer got run over by a reindeer.)
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To: WatchingInAmazement

Your statistics are mind-boggling. Why don't we hear about this in the MSM? (Rhetorical question, of course.) I am absolutely stunned that this is so hushed up. Who is it that is profiting so much from the illegals that it is worth such a great cost in innocent lives and national security to them?


73 posted on 02/26/2006 11:37:56 AM PST by generally (Ask me about FReepers Folding@Home)
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To: Brian Mosely

how the heck were they able to give them one in the first place? could you just walk in the door and ask for one? I know I needad 18 fomrs of ID and a phone call from my mom to get mine....


dammit? just exactly how did you get one there with NO PAPERS>???

And why isn't some public official or another being arrested for allowing it?


74 posted on 02/28/2006 9:08:04 AM PST by Mr. K (Some days even my lucky rocketship underpants don't help...)
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To: Mr. K; Brian Mosely
http://www.commercialappeal.com/mca/midsouth_news/article/0,1426,MCA_1497_4513609,00.html

Driver's certificate program reopening
State had stopped program for legal immigrants after questions arose

By Associated Press
March 4, 2006

KNOXVILLE -- The state will resume issuing driving certificates to legal immigrants Monday.

The program was halted last month because state officials said they couldn't be sure the documents were going only to immigrants living in Tennessee.

Driver's certificates will be available only to people who have papers indicating they are in the U.S. legally. The state has indefinitely suspended driver's certificates for illegal immigrants.

"We're not sure if the program will be revised or scratched," said safety department spokeswoman Melissa McDonald. "The review is barely under way and may take several more weeks."

The program that began in 2004 was shut down by state officials after federal investigations found bribes to state license examiners and black-market shuttles bringing out-of-state immigrants to apply for the certificates. The state issued about 51,000 driver's certificates before the program was halted.

Advocates for immigrants say the change could mean more untrained and uninsured immigrant drivers on the road.

"With the certificates, people were prepared, tried to be safe on the roads and had insurance, but we're going to lose that," said Lourdes Perez, director of Hispanic Catholic Ministry in Knoxville. "Just because they won't be able to get a certificate doesn't mean people are not going to drive."

Copyright 2006, commercialappeal.com - Memphis, TN. All Rights Reserved.

75 posted on 03/06/2006 7:07:02 PM PST by gg188
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