Skip to comments.NY REPUBLICANS WANT DRIVERS LICENSES FOR ILLEGALS
Posted on 09/25/2007 5:33:31 AM PDT by publius1
GOP SPLIT ON GOV'S DRIVE RULE
September 25, 2007 -- ALBANY - The state's top Republican leadership unexpectedly split yesterday on the controversial move by Democratic Gov. Spitzer to allow the granting of driver's licenses to illegal aliens. State GOP Chairman Joseph Mondello ripped Spitzer for eliminating the requirement that people provide a Social Security number for a driver's license...
But Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno backed Spitzer, saying, "We have hundreds of thousands of aliens here, and I'm not sure it serves the public good to deprive them of their ability to go to school, to go to work, to do the kinds of things you have to do to lead a normal life."
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There are 152,000 people who lost their licenses in New York because they couldn't verify their identities--because they didn't have social security numbers. They are almost certainly illegal, and also potential terrorists. They broke the law. Gov Spitzer is about to send them all a note saying they can reapply and get their licenses! This makes no sense to me.
There are many brighter people than me on FR -- can someone explain?
No I can’t explain - and this is not simply a local New York state issue. Once you have a valid driver’s license it opens doors across the country. Spitzer went after anyone and everyone on Wall Street yet now wants to give illegal aliens a de facto amnesty. And Republicans are going along!
They believe that these illegals will become legal during the next administration so they are simply getting an early start in the legalization process.
Bruno is nothing but a total scumbag pol who cares ONLY about getting reelected and not what’s right for the State and the Nation.
And there are fools that want to nominate a RINO, gun-grabbing, pro-amnesty/sanctuary city, pro-abortion, former Mayor of New York City as the Republican standard-bearer next year!! What a Hobson’s Choice that would be! Two New York socialist/liberals to choose from! The CP-USA will be well pleased, I’m sure!
And of course, we have NJ following along...
Efforts to Allow Illegal Aliens Driving Privileges May Be Gaining Momentum
As neighboring New York announces it will no longer require proof of citizenship to obtain a driver’s license, controversial legislation is being considered in Trenton that would allow undocumented residents to obtain a driver privilege card. Supporters say it makes sense to offer people who are driving now without licenses or insurance the proper documentation.
It’s a public safety issue, according to state Assemblyman Reed Gusciora (D-Mercer), a sponsor of the legislation.
“My focus is to make sure persons who utilize cars are in fact insured and have the skills necessary to drive,” said Gusciora. “The important thing here is to make sure people who are using our roads are adequately trained in driving.”
Opponents of the measure point to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Four of the hijackers were able to obtain driver’s licenses even though they were in the country illegally.
Gusciora responded that documentation is safe. “I think I’d rather have somebody registered in our state and have some information on them than not,” said Gusciora.
And NJ jumps on the band wagon
...for the benefit of non-NYers, this is quite accurate. Bruno is truly loathsome.
This morning's list makes up for yesterday's few...
And if the illegals FAIL the driving test and FAIL to get insurance, does anyone actually believe they won't drive anymore? This is all about getting the votes from these illegals. The tried and true method of liberal incrementalism is alive and well and succeeding. All you freakin morons from NY and NJ just keep on voting the crooked self serving bastards into office. It'll be funny to see you all standing around with a dumbfounded look on your pathetic faces as down the road you reap what you so happily sowed.
Mr Bruno, It would serve the public good if they didn’t have to pay to provide a ‘normal’ life for illegal aliens.
Why did you cave, Spitzer got you on video toe tapping in the adjacent stall ??????????
“There are many brighter people than me on FR — can someone explain?”
- My own guess is that the back room boys in both Parties have become convinced that they cannot afford to lose the Hispanic vote to the immigration issue. If Hispanics ever decide to vote Democrat as a block on this issue then they, along with the already lost black vote, would ensure that no Republican gets elected to any office higher than dog catcher ever again.
The recent rebellion by the voter base against the proposed immigration reform only caused the back room boys to back off for a while until the issue dies down and they can try another tack.
Make no mistake - they will eventually get their way, most likely with the announcement of another blanket amnesty program within the next few years. By and large, both Parties will support amnesty because they fear or favor it’s Hispanic vote potential.
And just more reason why Upstate needs its own state.
I don’t understand how giving them a license with no ID will help. Doesn’t one still need a Social Security number for insurance??
Even when Ahmed al Illegal uses his taxi as a homocide bomb, some of them will defend giving drivers' licenses to illegals.
The scumbag pols will do ANYTHING to achieve their ends. WE don’t matter a damn to them, only their reelection matters.
Insurance, what's that?
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