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?
They use fake documents you dumbass.
...if that makes any sense.
Note that the usual use of red and blue have been reversed at this link.
if only this were true, but it will not happen. illegal means being illegal and if an illegal can be illegal in more ways than one, most will take the illegal way. It is the way of the illegal, and their spawn. Most illegals want no part of being legal.
You mean if I got in my car and drove down to your fair country, I could get me a U.S. driver’s license?
I could use that doc up here to get tax refunds on my purchases.
as more illegals are pushed out of the U.S., there will be more illegals to pay for in Canada. There goes your tax cut.
“can someone explain?”
Yes. It’s harder to vote without a government issued photo ID.
Why don’t the people of NY bring a suit or RICO act against the Gov and Congress for aiding and abetting the enemy?
Bruno is 80 years old and confronting senility. He’s like Rather and Barbara walters and so many 78+ year olds, they simply cannot retire and move on, they cannot confront old age.
You are totally accurate.
— can someone explain?
Yes, for the same reason you can enroll your kid in a public school with any kind of birth certificate and proof of place of residency at all: they want these people “in the system.”
Basically they want to create a paper trail for them, which includes a photograph.
Headline = Then they are NOT Republicans.
Paper trails are worthless, in most cases. A couple of Examples: Hillary and Bill. And the laws continue to be broken.
We can't have unlicensed drivers driving car bombs. That would be unsafe.
My only explanation: Democrats have no integrity or respect for the Constitution AND Republicans have no balls.
We have not deprived illegal aliens of anything at all.
They are in this country illegally----and as such, THEY HAVE NO RIGHTS TO ANYTHING AT ALL, JUST AS WE HAVE NO RIGHT TO ANYTHING IN THEIR COUNTRIES!!!!!
Paper trails solve crimes. And, remember, since NYC is a union as well as a high skill level town, the negative economic impact of illegals is minimal.
Every time a crime is solved the victims become healthy and the dead come back to life.....Amazing how well those paper trails work...../s
“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”
No one is depriving them of anything let them ride ride buses?
And who is going to pay for their insurance???
“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.”
Let me get this straight “former GOP leader” Bruno: someone is not legally supposed to even be in this country, has broken the law to be here and is breaking the law now,
but THEY HAVE A RIGHT “to go to school, to go work, to do the kinds of things you have to do to lead a NORMAL life”????;
under whose definition of either logic or reason????????
I propose - seperate NY City from Upstate NY. Make NY City a Federal City like DC. Let Upstate go free! Bruno and all other NY politicians only consider downstate, while upstate slowly turns into a 3rd world country.
the democrats say Americans will / must do it.....The illegals’ dream. Come to America, Americans stupid, and Americans pay for everything because Americans’ politicians make them pay, and pay, and pay. Come illegals come!
I agree. I would be the first one out.