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  • The Colander and the Driver's License

    11/18/2015 12:07:41 PM PST · by jfd1776 · 18 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | November 18, 2015 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    For as long as there has been a free press, there has been some form of “news of the weird.” It may be a humorous feature during a radio or TV newscast, or a throwaway corner to fill space in a newspaper… the funny-but-true story has always had a place in journalism. With the advent of social media and internet websites, where publishers no longer have to pay for each column inch or count every second of broadcast time, the place for silly news has grown. And there’s nothing wrong with that… as long as it keeps its proper place....
  • Will Airport Security Accept Your Driver’s License?

    11/08/2015 8:02:04 AM PST · by Theoria · 64 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 05 Nov 2015 | Rachel Lee Harris
    Come 2016, your state driver’s license may not be enough to get you on a commercial flight. On Oct. 10, the Department of Homeland Security began enforcing the last phase of the Real ID Act, which establishes minimum security standards for states and United States territories when issuing identification, primarily driver’s licenses; and prohibits certain government facilities and — most relevant to travelers — the Transportation Security Administration from accepting them as proof of identification if they were issued by a noncompliant state. But don’t fret just yet. Initially, enforcement is limited to those entering federal and military facilities and...
  • Nuke labs in New Mexico weigh requiring passports for entry

    10/29/2015 1:35:03 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 18 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | October 29, 2015 | Russell Contreras, AP
    Two nuclear research labs would require visitors to show passports or other forms of identification if New Mexico does not comply with tougher U.S. regulations for driver’s licenses, creating uncertainty in a state that grants IDs to immigrants regardless of their legal status. Los Alamos National Laboratory, the nation’s premier nuclear weapons lab, said late Wednesday that visitors would need U.S. passports for entry if the state does not start mandating proof of legal U.S. residency for driver’s license applicants, a requirement under the federal REAL ID Act. Sandia Labs also said they would need an alternative government-issued form of...
  • California opens to the door to more voter fraud with new motor voter law

    10/11/2015 7:58:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Hot ^ | October 11, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    California’s Governor had a busy weekend, breaking out his pen and signing nearly two dozen bills into law. Most of them centered on the voting process in the Golden State, but while liberals are taking a victory lap there are hints that these maneuvers are going to signal trouble down the line. The big ticket item in the legislative package was the “New Motor Voter Law.” This brainstorm will make voter registration automatic for any person receiving a new driver’s license or renewing an existing one. Targeting California’s recent record-low voter turnout, Gov. Jerry Brown on Saturday signed a measure...
  • If You Live in These States Youll Soon Need a Passport for Domestic Flights

    09/22/2015 2:16:06 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 87 replies ^ | september 20, 2015 | brittany soares
    If you dont have a passport already, you may need to get one soon. Residents of certain states are going to need to show their passports rather than simply their IDs even if theyre only flying domestic. Yes, it will infringe upon states rights handed to them by the 10th Amendment and create unnecessary cost to taxpayers in order to implement the change, but lets be real the government doesnt care about that. FromZero Hedge: To comply with the 2005 Real ID Act, which the U.S. government has been slowly implementing for the past decade, citizens in a...
  • (Maryland) MVA Drops Parallel Parking from Drivers License Test

    05/20/2015 3:14:22 AM PDT · by markomalley · 34 replies
    Montgomery County Media ^ | 5/19/2015 | Krista Brick
    If you listen closely you can almost hear a collective sigh of relief from 16 year olds across the state.The reason the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration officially removed parallel parking as a required test element on the drivers license test on a statewide basis starting today.According to Buel Young, spokesperson for the MVA, the administration determined that completing a two-point turn and backing up are similar enough to parallel parking to eliminate the parking element from the test.The MVA consistently evaluates its assessments of both the knowledge and skills tests. In analyzing the skills test, it was determined that...
  • Obamas Complete Abdication of the Law [Judge Andrew S. Hanen explains immigration overreach]

    02/18/2015 2:42:52 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    The National Review Online ^ | February 18, 2015 | By Josh Blackman
    A Texas judge explains that the presidents action on immigration is an attempt to create law from scratch. When Texas filed a constitutional challenge to President Obamas executive action on immigration, his supporters scoffed and ridiculed the suit as lacking any merit. First, they argued, states are not injured by the federal policy. Second, they contended that Congress had already given the president the discretion to halt the deportation of millions. Finally, they predicted that the courts would stay out of this important policy debate. The Justice Departments brief rebuked the suit, alleging that the claims are based on rhetoric,...

    02/12/2015 6:53:58 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 13 replies
    ABC 7 Chicago ^ | 2/11/2015
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Illinois residents might not be able to use their driver's licenses at airports starting in 2016. The Daily Herald reports the licenses don't meet requirements set by the 2005 Real ID Act that were meant to increase security. Illinois doesn't require a birth certificate to get a driver's license, which Illinois Secretary of State spokesman Henry Haupt said is one of the law's mandates. Haupt said state legislators would have to approve funding for changes to driver's license requirements. He said he's not sure how much it would cost, but the Secretary of State's office previously estimated...
  • Unlike Mexico, Georgia is Issuing Drivers Licenses to Illegal Immigrants (Disgusting)

    02/10/2015 10:40:15 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | February 10, 2015 | Josh McKoon
    The state of Georgia is issuing drivers licenses to illegal aliens. After years of explaining this fact to astonished Georgians all over the state, I have still not grown accustomed to the shock and outrage they so vocally express. But Georgia is governed by Republicans! what is this, California? is the most common reply that is printable here. They seem to become even angrier when someone correctly points out that illegal aliens cannot obtain a drivers license in Mexico. For those readers who are wondering no, this bewildering assault on our drivers license integrity is not a result...
  • Russia bans transgender people from getting driver's licenses

    01/12/2015 6:27:53 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 7 replies ^ | Jan 10, 2015 | Chris Bruce
    Jan 10th 2015 at 11:01AM Russia bans transgender people from getting driver's licenses Chris Bruce The Russian government has reportedly decided that it can make the country's roads safer by keeping people with what it considers "disorders" from getting driver's licenses. According to the International Business Times, under the new guidelines, people who are homosexual or transgender will not be allowed to to get a license. The list also includes things like fetishism, voyeurism and exhibitionism as grounds for not getting behind the wheel, notes the BBC News. The ban, which the government says has been devised to curb the...
  • Illegal Alien Drivers Licenses in California Draw Opinions from Both Sides

    01/10/2015 8:35:09 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/10/15 | Douglas V. Gibbs
    While Al Jazeera was asking me if I knew the names of terrorists that had crossed the border, we are ominously reminded that it only takes one In an attempt to desensitize Americas opinion regarding illegal immigration, and in a move that adds ammunition to the argument that illegal aliens live among us and work beside us, California has become the latest of a number of States that have made effective laws granting drivers licenses to people that reside in California, but entered the United States without going through the legal processes. Other States that grant drivers licenses to illegal...
  • Today, California will begin issuing millions of drivers licenses to illegal aliens

    01/02/2015 5:42:42 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/02/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Welcome to 2015, with the usual hopes for new beginnings and fresh starts. Along with that, there is the expected flood of new laws going into effect all across the nation as proof of the various legislative bodies getting the work of the people done. The people of California in particular will see the fruits of their elected officials’ labors if they show up at the DMV. (As if the lines weren’t long enough already.) Millions of illegal immigrants will now be able to show up without fear of arrest or deportation and get themselves a shiny new driver’s...
  • California DMV Hires 900 New Workers To Deal With Onslaught Of Illegal Immigrant Drivers

    01/02/2015 8:35:20 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/02/2014 | Caroline May
    The California Department of Motor Vehicles is training some 900 new employees and opening four new license processing centers to deal with the expected onslaught of undocumented immigrants who will be eligible for a drivers license this new year. Starting Friday, under a new law requiring the California DMV to provide illegal immigrants drivers licenses, the state DMV is bracing for the newly eligible applicants.
  • Connecticut to offer driver's licenses for illegal immigrants

    11/27/2014 6:54:00 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 11/27/2014 | Richard Weizel
    MILFORD, Conn. (Reuters) - Connecticut said on Wednesday that it will provide special driver's licenses for illegal immigrants starting next week to help stop them from driving the state's roads unregistered and uninsured. The move comes days after President Barack Obama issued an executive order protecting millions of undocumented immigrants across the country from deportation, which state officials said could boost participation in their drivers' license program. "There are many undocumented immigrants driving without a driver's license who arent insured or registered, and we believe making that possible is very important," said Mike Lawlor, Connecticut's undersecretary for criminal justice policy...
  • In Oregon Illegal Immigrant Referendum, a Warning for Obama [2-1 against giving driver's licenses]

    11/17/2014 8:10:24 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 11/17/2014 | Rick Moran
    Little noticed after the midterm vote, which saw the GOP take control of the Senate and increase their majority in the House, was a referendum in sky blue Oregon to repeal the law that granted illegal immigrants the right to obtain a driver’s license.Even though the Democrats increased their majority in the state legislature and a Democratic governor was reelected, the measure for repeal passed by a 2-1 margin.This is a stark warning to President Obama and the Democrats that if he acts alone to amnesty 5 million illegals, his march to irrelevancy will be complete, and the party...
  • Oregon immigration vote is a warning for Obama

    11/16/2014 6:38:11 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 11 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 11/16/2014 | JONATHAN J. COOPER and NICHOLAS RICCARDI
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) The fate of a little-noticed ballot measure in strongly Democratic Oregon serves as a warning to President Barack Obama and his party about the political perils of immigration policy. Even as Oregon voters were legalizing recreational marijuana and expanding Democratic majorities in state government, they decided by a margin of 66-34 to cancel a new state law that would have provided driver's licenses to people who are in the United States illegally. Obama is considering acting on his own, as early as this week, to possibly shield from deportation up to 5 million immigrants now living...
  • (Illegal) Driver card measure fails: Oregon election results 2014

    11/04/2014 9:33:08 PM PST · by aimhigh · 11 replies
    Oregonian ^ | 11/05/2014 | Dana Tims
    Measure 88, which would have provided driver cards to those who can't prove their legal residency, failed in Tuesday's election. Partial returns showed the measure going down with 64 percent against and 36 percent in favor. The measure pitted unions, some business groups and immigrant-rights organizations against a meagerly funded but tenacious campaign that referred the issue to the ballot after it passed the state Legislature and was signed into law by Gov. John Kitzhaber in May 2013.
  • Whos Behind the Push to Give Illegal Aliens Drivers Licensesin Texas?

    09/13/2014 11:37:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 09/13/2014 | BRYAN PRESTON
    Earlier this week, the left-leaning Austin American-Statesman editorialized that it’s time that Texas establish driver’s licences for illegal aliens.In the editorial, the paper calls for Texas to join the 11 states plus the District of Columbia in granting driver’s licenses to those who are in the state illegally. This issue cost California Gov. Gray Davis his job a few years back, in that Democratic state. It’s fair to say that it would be a very controversial move in Texas as the Republican-controlled legislature gets set for its 2015 session, and presumed Gov. Greg Abbott (R) presides over his first...
  • 524 Non-Citizens Received Regular Colorado Drivers Licenses, DMV Says (illegal aliens )

    09/12/2014 3:43:03 PM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies
    CBS4 ^ | September 12, 2014
    Colorados Department of Motor Vehicles mistakenly issued U.S. citizen drivers licenses to 524 non-citizens, including some illegal immigrants, CBS4 has learned. The licenses look like those given to state residents. The DMV blamed a software problem at a contractor, who is working with DMV to retrieve the licenses and re-issue correct IDs. ... When the DMV announced it would issue appointments to non-citizens to receive licenses, calls and online orders deluged its offices. Tens of thousands reportedly contacted the DMV to register ... RELATED: Non-Citizen Drivers Licenses Bogging Down Colorado DMV. Those in the country illegally or without a Social...
  • Colorado to issue drivers licenses to immigrants (in the country illegally)

    08/01/2014 1:08:59 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug. 1, 2014 2:12 AM EDT | Ivan Moreno
    Colorado will begin issuing drivers licenses and identification cards to immigrants Friday regardless of their legal status, underscoring a sea change in a state that less than a decade ago passed strict immigration enforcement laws. Now, thousands of immigrants are waiting to get cards they hope will add a degree of legitimacy to their residency in Colorado. About 9,500 people are signed up for appointments through the next 90 days to get the documents, with more getting scheduled every day. Both people in the country illegally and those who have temporary legal status will qualify. The demand for the licenses...
  • Jose Antonio Vargas and the End of Drivers Licenses: If He Doesn't Need One, Who Does?

    07/16/2014 7:13:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/16/2014 | Jim Geraghty
    CNN chose to describe the recently detained Jose Antonio Vargas, longtime journalist for U.S. publications and legal citizen of the Philippines, as a symbol of the immigration debate. The news network aired his documentary, Undocumented, several times. At the heart of Vargass viewpoint and CNNs decision to refer to him as a symbol, as opposed to, say, a scofflaw is the notion that it is unfair to deny citizenship to him, considering his circumstances. Vargas came to the United States from the Philippines when he was 12 and didnt learn he was in the country illegally until...
  • Illegal immigrants in D.C. fail written drivers test at 80% rate

    07/15/2014 6:25:54 PM PDT · by blueplum · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 14, 2014 | Crystal Hill
    Four out of five illegal immigrants seeking drivers licenses under a new D.C. law have failed a written knowledge test a rocky start to a program that in its first two months has issued 268 licenses, according to city officials. The failure rate of 80 percent compares with a 58 percent failure rate for people seeking traditional drivers licenses, the Department of Motor Vehicles told a D.C. Council committee. In addition, a check of the DMV website this week shows a massive backlog in appointments required to apply for the Districts limited-purpose license. The first available date for an...
  • Poll: Should Illegal Immigrants Have NJ Drivers Licenses?

    03/11/2014 4:34:31 PM PDT · by Coleus · 25 replies
    101.5 FM ^ | 3.10.14 | Jim Gearhart Show
    Could the third time really be a charm in New Jersey? Were not so sure how many in New Jersey would really find it a charm though.NJ Drivers License (New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission) According to, another effort is underway to allow illegal immigrants to obtain a New Jersey drivers license. Under the state legislature measure, New Jersey would issue driving privilege cards to undocumented immigrants.Similar bills were introduced in 2006 and 2008 but neither advanced and were never introduced to the Senate.Senator Joe Vitale says that the measure is about public safety, but where is the protection in...
  • One in eight Minnesotans on the road don't have valid licenses

    02/05/2014 3:06:20 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 25 replies
    MPLS Star,Tribune ^ | 2-5-14 | Tim Harlow
    A startling number of Minnesota drivers don't have a valid license and should not be behind the wheel. A KARE-TV/MPR report found that approximately 1 in 8 drivers don't have driving privileges because their licenses have been suspended, revoked, canceled or disqualified. In some cases, they had no license at all. Yet they still drive. Reporter Trisha Volpe analyzed court records between 2008 and 2013 and found that nearly 310,000 people have been convicted for driving when the law says they can't. In the Twin Cities metro area that number was 181,000 with scores of repeat offenders. Volpe reported that...
  • Licensed to drive [Editorial]Our view: Allowing undocumented immigrants to drive

    01/06/2014 5:38:02 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 28 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | January 6, 2014 | Baltimore Sun
    Last week, Maryland joined a handful of other states that allow undocumented immigrants to drive legally on state roads, to register vehicles and to buy auto insurance. That's good public policy because it not only will make the state's roads safer for everyone who uses them but also help those living in the country without legal permission achieve a measure of self-sufficiency. Thousands of residents who previously either feared getting behind the wheel at all or who risked arrest or worse for driving without a license reportedly are now lining up to take the MVA written exam and road test....
  • Families, protestors angered over arrests at Baldwin Park checkpoint

    12/31/2013 5:23:37 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 16 replies
    San Gabriel Valley Tribune. ^ | 12/29/13 | Brian Day
    Immigrant rights activists and upset family members gathered Sunday in Baldwin Park to express outrage over the arrests of 37 people during an overnight sobriety and drivers license checkpoints. Dozens of demonstrators, some carrying signs with slogans such as driving is not a crime, demanded answers from Baldwin Park police over what they called a round-up of undocumented immigrants. But police said the arrests were the result of recent changes in policies regarding what types of identification the court will accept when police issue a misdemeanor citation, such as one for driving without a license. And officials maintained that such...
  • Mich. lawmaker wants to yank drivers licenses for truant teens

    12/27/2013 7:18:29 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 27, 2013 | Karl de Vries
    Thinking about cutting class in Michigan? Make sure you know someone with whom you can hitch a ride. A state representative wants to revoke drivers licenses for chronically absent students as part of an initiative to cut down on truancy. State Rep. Andy Schor, D-Lansing, introduced two bills last week that would alert Michigans secretary of statewho oversees the issuance of licenseswhenever a students truancy gets so severe that his or her school refers the matter to court. The students license would be suspended or withheld for six months under the proposed law.
  • Brown to approve driver's permits for immigrants in U.S. illegally

    10/02/2013 6:38:29 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 28 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Oct. 2, 2013 | Alex Nowrasteh
    SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday will hold signing ceremonies in Los Angeles and Fresno to approve AB 60, which will allow people in the country illegally to receive a permit to legally drive in California, his office announced Wednesday. Brown will join immigrant rights advocates, community leaders, law enforcement officials and local lawmakers in the ceremonies to sign the bill, which the announcement said will enable millions more Californians to legally drive on the states roadways. The bill by Assemblyman Luis Alejo (D-Watsonville) was changed at Browns request to meet requirements of the federal Department of Homeland Security,...
  • Why You Should Give up Your Car and Driver's License When Moving out of State - Part II

    09/27/2013 11:11:16 AM PDT · by InHisService · 56 replies
    Kirchhoff's Law ^ | 9-27-2013 | Mary C. Kirchhoff
    I just knew something was going to go wrong. Even though I had my paperwork in hand, all 4,327 pieces of it which I needed to prove that I was indeed an American, and did indeed have a drivers license from Pennsylvania that was legit I knew, somehow, when I got to the BMV that being Bureau of Motor Vehicles as they call it here in Ohio that it would not go smoothly. And I was correct. All I had to do was change my license over from PA to Ohio. Thats it. First, being the...
  • Are DPS checkpoints targeting immigrants?

    09/25/2013 8:09:18 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 19 replies
    valleycentral ^ | 09.24.2013 | Marcy Martinez
    Random checkpoints across the valley by DPS have spooked a lot of drivers, especially those who may be living in the valley without proper documentation to be in the US. "This is an issue of people's rights to move freely to get home, to their job, to be able to stay with their families if they are deported. It's an issue impacting a lot of people in a lot of different ways." Communications Coordinator of La Union Del Pueblo Entero John Michael Torres has been fielding calls from concerned drivers that Border Patrol is at these checkpoints which pop up...
  • Hawaii cant fit womans last name on license

    09/13/2013 12:58:41 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 45 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 13, 2013 3:53 PM EDT | Audrey McAvoy
    <p>A Hawaii womans last name is a real mouthful, containing 36 letters and 19 syllables in all. And its so long that she couldnt get a drivers license with her correct name.</p> <p>The documents only have room for 35 characters, so Hawaii County instead issued her drivers license and her state ID with the last letter of her name chopped off. And it omitted her first name.</p>
  • Al-Qaeda Linked Group Claims Responsibility for Burgas Terror (Not Iran?)

    07/23/2012 1:33:42 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | :7/21/2012 | Maayana Miskin
    The Muslim terrorist group Qaadat el-Jihad claimed responsibility Saturday for a terrorist bombing in Burgas, Bulgaria. The bombing in Bulgaria last week killed five Israelis, one a pregnant woman. The Lebanese paper El-Nashra reported that the group, which has ties to Al-Qaeda, claimed responsibility in an email to the Arab press.
  • Why you Should Give up Your Car and Drivers License When Moving out of State (Part I)

    07/31/2013 1:33:46 PM PDT · by InHisService · 67 replies
    Kirchhoff's Law ^ | July 31, 2013 | Mary C. Kirchhoff
    After living in Ohio for almost nine months, I decided to finally get around to changing my PA drivers license, registration and plates changed over to Ohio. I pretty much just thought Id walk into the BMV thats what its called here Bureau of Motor Vehicles and get it all done on the spot. This was not to be. A friend who I was complaining to about this process said all of that changed after 9/11. This is why, when you move out of state, (and I strongly do not recommend it) you need to give up...
  • Young immigrants eager for NC driver's licenses

    03/26/2013 4:51:44 PM PDT · by deport · 17 replies ^ | 3-25-2013 | Bruce Siceloff
    Hundreds of young illegal immigrants across North Carolina took advantage of their first chance Monday to apply for the privilege to drive a car. The state Division of Motor Vehicles began issuing drivers licenses to immigrants enrolled in a federal program that defers deportation for teens and young adults who were brought to the United States illegally as children or stayed illegally after their visas expired. More than 16,500 immigrants in North Carolina have received or applied for two-year work permits from the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Monday was the first day DMV accepted these work...
  • Beware of Persians bearing Georgian passports

    03/18/2013 4:31:55 PM PDT · by Cindy · 9 replies ^ | 18 March 2013, 08:52 | A. Aaron Weisburd
    SNIPPET: "So there I was, doing that thing I do - targeted collection, and triage based on a range of frequently changing criteria - when I happened to notice this image:" SNIPPET: " sometimes what isn't there is still interesting"
  • EXCLUSIVE: DHS Plans Backdoor Gun Registration?

    03/04/2013 6:51:56 PM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Youtube ^ | 3/4/13 | The Dana Show
    Current Updates here Department of Revenue is working with the Department of Homeland Security to install new hard and software to obtain data on Missouri citizens and transfer this information to DHS and unnamed third parties, says Kinder. Kinder and the Stoddard County Prosceutor today took legal action and held a press conference outlining the infringement on civil liberties as posted by the DoR and DHS. The move by the departments is related to the Real ID. Griffin went to renew his driver's license and was disturbed by how, and with whom, his information was being shared. Kinder and...
  • San Francisco's Dangerous Policy on Unlicensed Drivers

    01/13/2013 5:52:37 AM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies ^ | January 13, 2013 | Debra J. Saunders
    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials detained Roberto Galo on Wednesday morning. Galo is a legal immigrant but an unlicensed driver who, on Nov. 16, 2010, took a left turn at Harrison and 16th streets in San Francisco. His car struck law student Drew Rosenberg. Witnesses later testified that Galo then backed over Rosenberg, who died. The law student's father, Don Rosenberg of Westlake Village, Calif., has been waging a crusade ever since. He's angry at San Francisco's policy, announced by then-Mayor Gavin Newsom in 2009, that shielded unlicensed drivers from an automatic 30-day impoundment of their vehicles. He's furious...
  • Unlicensed Means You're Deadlier

    01/01/2013 7:44:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies ^ | January 1, 2012 | Debra J. Saunders
    Unlicensed drivers are nearly three times likelier than licensed drivers to cause a fatal crash in California. Indeed, unlicensed drivers are likelier to cause fatal crashes than drivers who have had their licenses suspended or revoked. So found a new study released by the California Department of Motor Vehicles. The study recommended "the use of countermeasures, including vehicle impoundment," to save lives. That's a problem for San Francisco. In 2009, then-Mayor Gavin Newsom said police would allow unlicensed drivers to avoid a 30-day impound if they could find someone with a license to drive away their car in 20 minutes....
  • Bill Brady and Mark Curran: Licensing undocumented immigrants will make state safer

    12/29/2012 4:57:30 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 10 replies
    The State Journal -Register ^ | Dec 28, 2012 | By Bill Brady and Mark Curran
    This nation is a melting pot of immigrants, both legal and not. Our state is no different. We celebrate the ethnic diversity of our population and welcome those who come to this country and pursue citizenship, and whose work and effort have helped make this country great. We also have a continuing concern with the numbers of immigrants in this country who are here without any legal authority. Many of them have come to America from our southern neighbor seeking work and a better life for their families. Another large percentage of the undocumented immigrants came to our country legally...
  • Some illegal immigrants fear applying for licenses

    12/28/2012 5:10:12 PM PST · by mdittmar · 34 replies
    Northwest Herald ^ | December 28, 2012 | SOPHIA TAREEN - Associated Press
    CHICAGO (AP) When Illinois' top political leaders touted a proposal to allow illegal immigrants to obtain driver's licenses, it was painted as public safety measure and had the backing of immigrant rights advocates, who deemed it a positive step in the fight for immigration reform. But the idea has run into some resistance among illegal immigrants themselves.For many of Illinois' estimated 250,000 undocumented residents of driving age, volunteering an address, photograph and birth certificate to a state database seems like a risk, possibly more than driving without a license."They will have my record, maybe one day they (authorities) will...
  • Iowa DOT: No Licenses For Illegal Immigrants

    12/27/2012 11:11:27 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 9 replies ^ | Dec 27, 2012 | James Q. Lynch, Reporter
    CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa After a review of Iowa law, the Iowa Department of Transportation will cease issuing drivers licenses to young illegal immigrants eligible to work in this country under an Obama administration deferred prosecution policy. The department has issued at least one drivers license and one non-operators ID since President Obama announced his Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. Obama changed federal policy in June to let certain illegal immigrants apply for a temporary work permit if they were brought to the country as children. However, after reviewing the memorandum issued by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on...
  • Undocumented immigrants lobby for drivers license

    12/05/2012 2:04:09 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 19 replies
    WZZM ^ | Dec 4, 2012 | Phil Dawson
    GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) - After seeing what he calls their "passion and pain", Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell promises he will try to help illegal immigrants get a drivers license or identification card. "We must respond," he told a crowd of immigrants at city hall Tuesday night. "We don't issue drivers licenses or identification cards in the city, but I know we must respond and figure out the most effective way to address your concerns with the State of Michigan." The Mayor offered his support after immigrants, legal and illegal, spoke at the city commission meeting Tuesday night. They are...
  • Some illegal immigrants may get drivers licenses under new California law

    10/01/2012 3:17:29 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 7 replies
    fox news ^ | 10/1/2012 | ap
    Some illegal immigrants could get California drivers licenses under a bill that Gov. Jerry Brown announced he signed into law late Sunday. AB2189 by Assemblyman Gil Cedillo, D-Los Angeles, will let the Department of Motor Vehicles issue licenses to illegal immigrants eligible for work permits under a new Obama administration policy. The bill requires the department to accept as proof of legal residence whatever document the federal government provides to participants in its deferred action program. Cedillo said his bill will make roads safer while letting young immigrants drive to school and to work. His reasoning drew support from several...
  • California allows driver's licenses for young undocumented immigrants

    10/01/2012 4:52:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 10/01/2012
    Young undocumented immigrants will be able to receive California drivers licenses under legislation Gov. Jerry Brown signed on Sunday. As many as 350,000 undocumented immigrants in California may be eligible for the Obama administration program, which waives the threat of deportation for two years for those who have no criminal record. According to The Times' Patrick McGreevy: Young people would qualify if they are accepted by a federal program giving work permits to those who came to this country before they were 16 and are now 30 or younger. Brown spokesman Gil Duran said that by issuing the drivers licenses,...
  • N.J. bans driver's license smiles

    09/21/2012 6:54:46 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 28 replies
    upi ^ | Sept. 20, 2012
    TRENTON, N.J., - New Jersey officials said the ban on smiling for driver's licenses is due to facial recognition software designed to prevent fraud. Mike Horan, spokesman for the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission, said people posing for driver's license pictures are asked to refrain from smiling or making other facial expressions so as not to confuse the facial recognition software, the Philadelphia Daily News reported Thursday. The spokesman said the software, which was adopted in January, is designed to prevent anyone who already has a license from getting a second document under a different name. "That could be someone...
  • New Jersey Bans Smiling in Drivers License Photos

    09/20/2012 6:33:20 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 60 replies
    ABC News ^ | Sep 20, 2012 4:01pm | Colleen Curry
    The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission has cracked down on drivers smiling in their drivers license photos because their smiles could interfere with new facial recognition software. New Jersey resident Velvet McNeil told the Philadelphia Inquirer Thursday that when she went to get her license at her local New Jersey motor vehicle center, she was told she could not smile for her photo. Shocked, McNeil said she walked out of the center.
  • Opposition Still Strong to License Law (62% NM Hispanics oppose DL's for illegals)

    09/12/2012 1:32:02 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 11 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | September 12, 2012 | James Monteleone
    After two years of legislative debate about whether the state should continue issuing drivers licenses to illegal immigrants, nearly three-fourths of New Mexicans still dont like the idea. Seventy-one percent of likely New Mexican voters surveyed in a new Journal Poll said they oppose the 2003 state law that allows illegal immigrants to receive drivers licenses. Twenty-one percent of voters said they support the practice; 8 percent said they are undecided. A majority of Anglos and Hispanics, as well as voters in every region of the state, opposed the practice.~~snip~~ Gov. Susana Martinez, after her election in 2010, frequently cited...
  • Some illegals get Ga. driver licenses

    08/23/2012 12:42:28 PM PDT · by newzjunkey · 7 replies
    Associated Press (via The Augusta Chronicle) ^ | Aug 23, 2012 | Kate Brumback
    ATLANTA Illegal immigrants who are granted permission to stay in the country under an Obama administration policy announced in June will be eligible for drivers licenses in Georgia, the states attorney general wrote in a letter to the governor. While I do not agree with the actions of the President in issuing the directive, it has been implemented by the Department of Homeland Security, USCIS, and state law recognizes the approval of deferred action status as a basis for issuing a temporary drivers license, Attorney General Sam Olens, a Republican, wrote in a letter obtained Thursday by The Associated...
  • The Ten Scariest DMV Horror Stories

    05/09/2012 7:15:34 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 34 replies
    JALOPNIK ^ | May 7, 2012 | Raphael Orlove
    The Ten Scariest DMV Horror Stories There is a dark side to driving in the US, and it is known as the DMV. Listen to these ten tales of woe from Jalopnik readers and you'll get a taste of American bureaucracy at its worst. 10.) Counterfeiters get Mustang GTs Suggested By: frankiepoops What happened: Worst experience that I ever had was when the NY DMV decided that my title for my 1996 green Mustang was counterfeit, not the first time I registered it, but when I went back to put it back on the road after parking it for a...
  • Identity Theft Alert - Driver License

    04/01/2012 9:07:44 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 33 replies
    Anon ^ | 4/1/12 | Anon
    Check Your Driver's License. Now you can see anyone's Driver's License on the Internet and determine if yours is posted. I just searched for mine and there it was, picture and all! Thanks Homeland Security. Go to the Driver License Check and check to see if yours has been posted. Just enter your name, city, and state to view if yours is on file. After your license comes on the screen, click the box marked "Please Remove." This will remove it from public viewing, but not from law enforcement.