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  • Obama supports driver's licenses for illegals

    10/17/2008 9:31:43 AM PDT · by GVnana · 7 replies · 476+ views
    NRTPac channel on YouTube ^ | 10/17/2008 | NRTPac
    Link to video "Obama's Plan: Driver's Licenses for Illegals"It's not that you didn't know this already, but perhaps it's time for a reminder!
  • Serious concerns’ over new DPS rule -Mexican American Legal defense protests

    10/10/2008 10:56:47 AM PDT · by HollyButler · 7 replies · 353+ views
    San Antonio Express ^ | 10/09/2008 | Hernán Rozemberg -
    Immigrant advocates and some politicians in South Texas were flummoxed with the handling and timing of a state agency’s move to bar unauthorized immigrants from obtaining driver’s licenses — a move some predict will boost the number of unlicensed and uninsured drivers on Texas roads. Labeling the policy change as sudden, rash and possibly dubious, they began mobilizing Thursday to try to find out how it all came about. The new rule requires noncitizens to prove they are in the country legally before they are issued a new license, renew an existing one or apply for a state identification card....
  • Mexican truck drivers take English exam in Spanish

    03/14/2008 4:01:53 AM PDT · by Man50D · 52 replies · 1,730+ views ^ | March 14, 2008 | Jerome R. Corsi
    Mexican truck drivers allowed to travel throughout the U.S. under a Bush administration demonstration project may not be proficient in English, despite Department of Transportation assurances to the contrary. A brochure on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's website instructs Mexican truck drivers, "Did you know … You MUST be able to read and speak English to drive trucks in the United States." Still, at the Senate Commerce Committee oversight hearing Tuesday, Secretary of Transportation Mary Peters and DOT Inspector General Calvin L. Scovel III reluctantly admitted under intense questioning from Sen. Byron Dorgan, D-N.D., that Mexican drivers were being...
  • Genius Robber Heard 'Voices'(Immigrant Goes To Maine Acquires DMV License, Buys Gun, Robs Bank)

    03/07/2008 3:37:38 PM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 12 replies · 755+ views
    Independent ^ | February 22 2008 | By Shane Hickey
    Trinity graduate has family history of schizophrenia "Voices" in the head of an award-winning Irish computer science graduate told him to rob a bank, it was claimed yesterday. Niall Clarke (27) was suffering from schizophrenia when he carried out a botched bank raid in Maine, a mental illness also suffered by his grandmother, said his solicitor yesterday. The brilliant Trinity graduate from Kilrush in Co Clare was sentenced to almost 10 years in prison earlier this week after the 2006 robbery of the Bangor Bank of America. "He was hearing voices that the bank had to be robbed. He said...
  • FBI Raids Memphis Truck Driving Schools

    Reported by: Joyce Peterson Email: Last Update: 2/26 6:29 am Trucking Company Says It Is Not The Focus of Federal Investigation Documents seized during a raid on two truck driving schools and a Driver’s License Bureau. Memphis, TN - Federal and state agents raided two Mid-South truck driving schools and a Memphis driver's license center on February 25, 2008. Both schools, one on Brooks Road in Memphis, and the other on Veterans Parkway in Millington, are operated by Swift Transportation. The state run license center on Shelby Drive in Whitehaven was also targeted in the investigation. The FBI confirms...
  • Iraqi pair nabbed in Mexico, headed to U.S. with fake IDs Again

    02/22/2008 10:06:43 AM PST · by Sammy67 · 22 replies · 137+ views
    WASHINGTON – Two more Iraqis with false Bulgarian passports were detained by Mexican officials in Monterrey – bringing the total to four this month. Wisam Gorgies, a 34-year-old man, and Rana Nazar Peyoz, a 26-year-old woman, reportedly flew from Madrid and landed in Monterrey, according to reports in two Mexican newspapers today. Following questioning, the pair admitted they intended to reach the United States. They were taken to Saltillo in the state of Coahuila, for final determination of their status. Mexican officials said the are investigating "a network that could be made up of Mexicans operating in Greece who are...
  • Thousands may lose licenses[Indiana][Drivers License][206K Non Match SSN]

    02/04/2008 10:03:33 AM PST · by BGHater · 35 replies · 1,261+ views
    SouthBend Tribune ^ | 02 Feb 2008 | JOSEPH DITS
    Deadline's up to make sure BMV, Social Security records match. The The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles says it will revoke the driver's licenses of up to 56,000 people across the state in coming weeks. They are among the 206,000 people who had received letters in November saying the information on their licenses didn't match Social Security records. Thursday was the deadline to fix the mismatched data -- be it their name, gender, date of birth or Social Security number. The whole effort -- a comparison of the BMV's 6.4 million records with those of Social Security -- had raised...
  • ICE arrests six illegal aliens in continuation of document fraud case

    01/31/2008 12:10:25 AM PST · by Sammy67 · 2 replies · 119+ views
    ICE arrests six illegal aliens in continuation of document fraud case Arrests are related to criminal prosecutions for illegal use of Puerto Rican ID Georgetown, Delaware - Late Monday afternoon special agents from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrested 6 illegal aliens residing in the Sussex County area as part of a continuing document fraud investigation. The investigation, which started last year, involves the illegal sale and use of valid Puerto Rican birth certificates and associated Social Security cards. The sale and use of these valid identity documents present an obvious national security and public safety concern, because the documents...
  • Unreal ID (Illegal immigrants will always drive says lib-Balt-Sun)

    01/22/2008 7:34:58 AM PST · by sickoflibs · 35 replies · 748+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | January 22, 2008 | sun editorial
    It appears Maryland will sit out the state rebellion against the federal Real ID program. Gov. Martin O'Malley's announcement last week that the Motor Vehicle Administration will comply with the costly and controversial program is unfortunate but not entirely unexpected. As recently as last month, MVA officials had been floating the idea of a two-tiered approach to driver's licenses that would create one that met federal security standards and one that didn't require so-called proof of legal presence. But no doubt the negative reaction given New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer's similar proposal (from which he eventually backed down) had something...
  • License? We Don't Need No Steenkin' License!

    01/13/2008 1:42:30 PM PST · by Congressman Billybob · 55 replies · 4,225+ views
    Special to FreeRepublic ^ | 13 January 2008 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    There are a few scenes in classic movies that are so effective that the dialogue has passed into the common language. One of those is in The Treasure of Sierra Madre. Mexican bandits have confronted American gold miners, including Humphrey Bogart. The bandits claim to be federal police. Challenged to produce their badges, one gives the memorable reply, “Badges? We don’t need no steenkin’ badges.” And then they begin shooting. Well a situation began in New Jersey, then played out in the Court of Appeals of Maryland, which justifies the modified use of that line. It also should concern all...
  • MI Attorney General: no more licenses for illegals

    12/28/2007 8:31:34 AM PST · by varon · 25 replies · 221+ views
    WOOD TV 8 ^ | 12-28-07 | varon
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Michigan's attorney general says illegal immigrants can no longer get a state driver's license. Mike Cox's legal opinion overrules an opinion written in 1995 by former Attorney General Frank Kelley. Michigan is one of a handful of states in which illegal immigrants have been able to get driver's licenses. But Cox says people who aren't lawfully in the U.S. can't be residents of Michigan for the purposes of obtaining a driver's license. The opinion released Thursday may bolster efforts to create a new Michigan driver's license and state identification card. Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land...
  • Illegal Alien Licensing Plan

    12/07/2007 6:42:28 AM PST · by RPSWJS · 7 replies · 106+ views
    Family Security Matters ^ | Dec. 6, 2007 | Peter Gadiel
    The hugeness of the defeat of Spitzer's efforts to grant licenses to illegals is having national repercussions - Oregon's governor is now changing his tune. This article was very enlightening, but more work needs to be done
  • Licenses expose broader immigration issues[Mexico more strict on foreigners]

    11/16/2007 4:40:03 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 5 replies · 160+ views
    UPI ^ | Nov. 16, 2007
    MEXICO CITY, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- The granting of driver's licenses to illegal immigrants in the United States may be at the center of the immigration issue and broader U.S.-Mexico relations. Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., said in a recent presidential debate that granting drivers licenses to illegal immigrants "makes a lot of sense." Yet in Mexico, federal law requires proof of Mexican citizenship or a valid visa for a license, USA Today said Friday. "When it comes to foreigners, we're a little more strict here," said Alejandro Ruiz, a director at the Mexican Automobile Association. Proponents for licensing illegal immigrants...
  • Immigration is New Affirmative Action

    11/15/2007 6:49:00 PM PST · by neverdem · 16 replies · 77+ views ^ | November 15, 2007 | Peter Brown
    Immigration is becoming for the 2008 election what affirmative action/racial preferences was 15 years ago -- the kind of emotional wedge issue that offers Republicans a way to split rank-and-file Democrats from their leaders. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, the battle over programs aimed at helping minorities was a major factor in many political campaigns. The election results often appeared to contradict what seemed to be the public's opinion on the issue. Looking back, much of the confusion stemmed from the wording of many poll questions on the subject. They tended to show strong support for "affirmative action,"...
  • Governor Spitzer caves in on immigrant license plan

    11/14/2007 7:22:17 AM PST · by fweingart · 84 replies · 134+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 11/14/2007 | JOE MAHONEY
    ALBANY -Gov. Spitzer must have seen the writing in his rearview mirror as he hit brakes on his controversial license plan. Driven by mounting opposition, Gov. Spitzer buckled Tuesday on his controversial plan to issue special driver's licenses to illegal immigrants. "I can confirm that the governor intends to withdraw his plan," Spitzer spokeswoman Jennifer Givner said Tuesday night. Not everybody was happy with the turnaround. Assemblyman Peter Rivera (D-Bronx) blasted the governor, saying, "He created a tremendous amount of hope and now he has let the air out of that hope. I certainly hope this does not help him...
  • Bratton Endorses Spitzer Driver’s License Plan (Giuliani wants Bratton as Homeland/Security/Sec)

    11/10/2007 1:35:05 PM PST · by Liz · 61 replies · 302+ views
    NY TIMES ^ | October 22, 2007 | Sewell Chan
    EXCERPT William J. Bratton, former NYC police commissioner under Mayor Giuliani endorsed Gov Spitzer's plan to license illegals. Chief Bratton was NYC police commissioner from 1994-96, during the first term of Mayor Giuliani, but the two men famously feuded, with Giuliani resentful that Mr. Bratton — a pioneer of the city’s Compstat program — was getting credit for the city’s reduction in crime. In March 2007, Giuliani began trying to mend fences with Bratton and met privately; afterward, Mr. Bratton said he “enjoyed” the tête-à-tête. In May 2007, the two men met in Los Angeles. In a statement released by...
  • 77% Oppose Drivers’ Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants

    11/07/2007 6:55:55 AM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 20 replies · 111+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | November 06, 2007
    Seventy-seven percent (77%) of American adults are opposed to making drivers licenses available to people who are in the country illegally. A Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that just 16% take the opposite view and believe that undocumented immigrants should be allowed to get a license. State surveys in Virginia and Kentucky show similar results.
  • A Day Later, Clinton Embraces Spitzer’s License Effort

    10/31/2007 7:47:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 80 replies · 160+ views
    The New York Times ^ | October 31, 2007 | Adam Nagourny
    A day after she appeared to struggle to give her views on the subject, Hillary Rodham Clinton offered support today for Gov. Eliot Spitzer’s effort to award New York driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants, as her campaign sought to contain potentially damaging fallout from what her own supporters saw as a tense and listless debate performance. Mrs. Clinton’s statement affirming her support of Mr. Spitzer in his office came less than a day after she offered a muddled and hesitant position on the bill, prompting a round of denunciations by her opponents. It signaled the extent to which her advisers...
  • Humor of the Day

    10/31/2007 12:49:58 PM PDT · by Calpernia · 2 replies · 63+ views
  • Homeland Security strikes deal with New York on driver's licenses

    10/29/2007 3:39:56 AM PDT · by Man50D · 33 replies · 115+ views ^ | October 27, 2007 | DEVLIN BARRETT
    The Bush administration and New York cut a deal Saturday to create a new generation of super-secure driver's licenses for U.S. citizens, but also allow illegal immigrants to get a version. New York is the fourth state to reach such an agreement on federally approved secure licenses, after Arizona, Vermont and Washington. The issue is pressing for border states, where new and tighter rules are soon to go into effect for crossings. The deal comes about one month after New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer announced a plan whereby illegal immigrants with a valid foreign passport could obtain a license. Saturday's...