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  • Pennsylvania Driver’s Licenses Won’t Be Enough to Board a Plane in 2018

    10/17/2016 12:42:42 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | October 17, 2016 | 3:07 PM EDT | Melanie Hunter
    Beginning in January, Pennsylvania residents will no longer be to use their driver’s licenses to enter federal buildings, and one year later, they won’t be able to use their licenses to board a commercial airplane, the Department of Homeland Security wrote in a letter to the Transportation Department, which was released on Thursday. […] That’s because Pennsylvania — and five other states — failed to comply with the requirements of the REAL ID Act of 2005, a law that called for improved security measures in the wake of 9/11 which would make IDs counterfeit-proof and would store photos and other...
  • Illegals given nearly 50% of California drivers licenses

    01/11/2016 5:40:18 PM PST · by amorphous · 37 replies
    WND ^ | 11 Jan 2016 | Douglas Ernst
    California's roadways just got a lot more crowded - with illegal immigrants. Nearly half of all new non-commercial licenses issued in California in 2015 went to illegal immigrants. A new Department of Motor Vehicles program granted 605,000 new drive's licenses out of 1.4 million to illegal immigrants. "This was a major undertaking and never before had the department implemented a program such as this one," Artemio Armenta, spokesman for the Department of Motor Vehicles, told the Orange County Register Jan. 8. "We were surprised, but not unprepared." A local member of the Tea Party Patriots told the newspaper that California's...
  • US Postal Service to host passport fairs around New Mexico

    11/20/2015 3:35:36 AM PST · by markomalley · 15 replies
    The U.S. Postal Service will be hosting passport fairs around New Mexico as residents brace for identification requirements to take effect early next year.The U.S. Department of Homeland Security recently denied New Mexico an extension from tougher federal requirements on state driver’s licenses under the REAL ID Act.The decision means New Mexico driver’s licenses and IDs won’t be valid for federal purposes such as entering military bases and nuclear research labs starting Jan. 10. As a result, residents are seeking passports as an alternative.
  • Government contractors brace for Real ID (NM-Legacy of illegals issued driver's licenses)

    11/10/2015 10:41:21 AM PST · by CedarDave · 18 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | November 9, 2015 | Kevin Robinson-Avila
    Robert Rubin, president and CEO of Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute, says the federal government's decision to clamp down on the use of New Mexico driver's licenses to access federal facilities starting in January could potentially shut down his 600-employee business. He's not alone. "This could just be a disaster for a company like mine," said Bill Miera, president and CEO of the 143-employee engineering firm Fiore, which manages research and development contracts with Sandia National Laboratories and with the Air Force Research Laboratory at Kirtland Air Force Base. "If we couldn't get on base, we'd have to stop work, because...
  • If You Live in These States You’ll Soon Need a Passport for Domestic Flights

    09/22/2015 2:16:06 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 87 replies
    thefederalistpapers.org ^ | september 20, 2015 | brittany soares
    If you don’t 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 they’re 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 let’s be real — the government doesn’t care about that. From Zero 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...
  • Troopers: Wrong-way driver triggers fatal Plant City crash

    05/10/2015 6:22:32 PM PDT · by 4Runner · 6 replies
    The Tampa Tribune ^ | 05/09/2015 | Staff Writers
    A wrong-way driver on State Road 60 in Plant City triggered a four-vehicle crash that led to the death of a Lakeland man late Friday, authorities said. Jonathan Molina, 24, was taken to Tampa General Hospital, where he died from his injuries, authorities said. Charges are pending against Avimael Hernandez-Sargento, 37, of Lake Worth, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. He and his passenger, Omar I. Hernandez, 26, of Lake Worth, sustained serious injuries and were taken to TGH, troopers said. Hernandez-Sargento was tested for alcohol use, troopers said. At 11:04 p.m., Hernandez-Sargento was driving his 2000 GMC Sierra pickup...
  • Albuquerque police say women who stole credit card quickly made fake ID, enabling purchases

    05/05/2015 12:27:57 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    SNIP ...the women stole a purse from a dance studio on Wednesday and then within 30 minutes made a false New Mexico driver's license. Surveillance video showed the women using the stolen credit card to make purchases at drug store and a grocery store. Police said the operation is new to them and that it's surprising the women were able to produce a fake driver's license so quickly. SNIP
  • 4.2 million have lost driver’s licenses because of unpaid fees

    04/09/2015 1:46:29 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 49 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | April 8, 2015 | Bob Egelko
    Unpaid traffic fines and mushrooming fees have left 4.2 million Californians with suspended driver’s licenses — more than one-sixth of the licenses issued statewide — with poor people the hardest-hit, according to a newly published study that criticizes policies that take drivers off the road because of debts they can’t pay.
  • California issues 110,000 licenses to immigrants in seven weeks

    02/26/2015 4:33:15 PM PST · by PROCON · 34 replies
    latimes ^ | Feb. 26, 2015 | Kate Linthicum
    California has issued 110,000 drivers licenses to immigrants in the country without permission since a new law went into effect last month, according to the state Department of Motor Vehicles.. Applicants must pass a written exam and a behind-the-wheel test. Those who are successful are given special licenses that state that they are "not acceptable for official federal purposes," such as boarding an airplane.California became one of 10 states that allow immigrants in the country illegally to apply for special licenses on Jan. 2, when a new law, known as AB 60, took effect.
  • Driver’s license law still gets thumbs down (NM-70% oppose licenses for illegals)

    02/23/2015 8:36:47 AM PST · by CedarDave · 20 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | February 23, 2015 | Olivier Uyttebrouck
    New Mexico voters continue their long-standing opposition to a 2003 law that allows the state to issue driver’s licenses to immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally, a new Journal Poll found. Seven in 10 registered voters surveyed last week said they opposed the law – results that mirror those of earlier Journal Polls. Respondents were asked: “Do you support or oppose New Mexico’s state law that allows driver’s licenses to be issued to immigrants who are in the country illegally?” Support is strongest among Democrats, Hispanics and younger voters, the poll showed. But even among those groups, a majority...
  • DRIVER'S LICENSES FOR IMMIGRANTS SPUR DEBATE IN NEW MEXICO

    02/11/2015 11:21:25 AM PST · by MAKOTHEDOG · 20 replies
    AP ^ | Feb. 11, 2015 | VIK JOLLY
    Opponents say New Mexico has become a haven for those seeking to fraudulently obtain driver's licenses. "These fraud operations involve the trafficking of humans to our state for the purpose of committing crimes; and with no intention to live here, they snatch up our license to take elsewhere, to places unknown and for purposes unknown," said Mike Lonergan, spokesman for Republican Gov. Susana Martinez. Martinez, the nation's only Latina governor and a rising figure in the Republican Party, has been pushing to repeal the driver's license law since she was first elected in 2010. The governor and others have said...
  • Liberal Judge Dumps Constitution - Orders Drivers Licenses Be Issued to Illegals

    12/31/2014 10:18:33 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 18 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/31/14 | Jerry McConnell
    The right to determine who is issued a driver license is reserved for the states - not the federal government or an unelected judiciary If anyone in America has suspicions that communism, in the more friendly, yet more deviously illegal, form called Socialism is commandeering our civil rights, in fact, ALL of our rights, he or she is absolutely spot on target. Without a miniscule of legislation put forth by our law-making branch of government, the Legislative Branch AKA Congress, we are being trussed like slaves and unjustly pilloried from the most unlikely of places, the Judiciary Branch of our...
  • Malkin: Make D.C. Listen: Voters Reject Illegal Alien Rewards

    11/06/2014 1:55:05 PM PST · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | November 7, 2014 | Michelle Malkin
    Enough is enough. An important bloc of voters made their voices heard on Tuesday. Their message: Quit rewarding people who violate our immigration laws. They chose a sovereign nation over an illegal alien sanctuary nation, and they told politicians in both parties loud and clear: Put Americans first. Will D.C. listen? These voters are tired of politicians creating magnets for illegal immigrants. They're tired of preferential treatment for defiant border-crossers, visa overstayers and deportation fugitives. They're tired of the heavy costs and consequences of the government's systemic refusal to protect its borders and fully implement interior enforcement. Pay attention, both...
  • 524 Non-Citizens Received Regular Colorado Driver’s Licenses, DMV Says (illegal aliens )

    09/12/2014 3:43:03 PM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies
    CBS4 ^ | September 12, 2014
    Colorado’s Department of Motor Vehicles mistakenly issued U.S. citizen driver’s 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 Driver’s Licenses Bogging Down Colorado DMV. Those in the country illegally or without a Social...
  • Appeals Court Rules Immigrant ‘Dreamers’ Can Get Driver’s Licenses

    07/07/2014 7:37:08 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 24 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 7, 2014 | Stephen Dinan
    Appeals Court Rules Immigrant ‘Dreamers’ Can Get Driver’s Licenses A federal appeals court ruled Monday that young adult illegal immigrants whom President Obama has given tentative permission to be in the country — so-called “Dreamers” — are also entitled to driver’s licenses, and... By Stephen Dinan-The Washington Times A federal appeals court ruled Monday that young adult illegal immigrants whom President Obama has given tentative permission to be in the country — so-called “dreamers” — are also entitled to driver’s licenses and ordered Arizona to issue them. The ruling comes while the government is debating policy about a new wave...
  • Immigrants weigh in on California driver license rules

    06/25/2014 4:03:32 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 16 replies
    Bakersfield Now ^ | Jun 24, 2014 | AMY TAXIN,Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — As California prepares to issue driver's licenses to immigrants in the country illegally, residents sounded off Tuesday on what documents should be accepted as proof of identity and residency in the state. At a packed hearing in Los Angeles, scores of immigrants urged the Department of Motor Vehicles to expand the list of acceptable documents to include church and children's school records, which may be easier for some people to obtain. "As a homemaker, we don't get a membership card or a pay stub," said Martha Escandon, 42, whose Mexican immigrant family obtained legal papers in...
  • California Driver’s License Program Hits an Unexpected Hurdle

    03/04/2014 8:07:11 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 17 replies
    New York Times ^ | MARCH 4, 2014 | IAN LOVETT
    But one person after another stepped to the microphone and expressed fear that the licenses, far from helping them, could instead be used to deport them. Last year, when California became the most populous state to pass a law permitting undocumented residents to obtain driver’s licenses, advocates for immigrant rights were thrilled, saying it would allow people to commute without fear while also decreasing rates of hit-and-run accidents and uninsured drivers on the roads. Now those advocates are confronting another formidable obstacle: the deep and longstanding mistrust of the American government among this population. It turns out that persuading immigrants...
  • Proposal would ask fish houses to pitch in for immigrant bus

    02/16/2014 10:29:45 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 15 replies
    SouthCoastToday ^ | February 16, 2014 | Curt Brown
    It's no secret that the Central American immigrant community walk the length of Herman Melville Boulevard as they travel to and from the fish houses where they work. They walk because they find it difficult to obtain driver's licenses as they are undocumented. Adrian Ventura said the Registry of Motor Vehicles could help if it would loosen requirements to obtain a driver's license. It is difficult for many to obtain a license because they do not have legal status, he said. The largest immigrant advocacy group in the country, the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA) has proposed legislation...
  • Inaction on driver's licenses threatens ID use

    02/08/2014 9:27:21 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 5 replies
    SalemNews.com, ^ | February 8, 2014 | Sean Horgan
    State Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr yesterday repeated his insistence that Gov. Deval Patrick bring Massachusetts into compliance with the 2005 federal law stiffening requirements on the issuance of driver’s licenses before Bay State residents are prevented from using their licenses as IDs for everyday acts, such as when boarding airplanes or entering some federal facilities. Massachusetts remains one of 12 states not in compliance with the law that was passed in the aftermath of 9/11 and is aimed at strengthening the integrity of states’ driver’s licenses and state-issued identification — most specifically by demanding that states verify citizenship before...
  • Bill would grant driver’s licenses, permits to undocumented immigrants in R.I. / Poll

    02/05/2014 6:13:46 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 17 replies
    he Providence Journal ^ | February 03, 2014 | PHILIP MARCELO
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Immigrants living in Rhode Island illegally would be able to apply for driver’s licenses and permits, under legislation recently introduced into the General Assembly on behalf of Governor Chafee. The proposed “driving privilege licenses” and “driving privilege permits” would be a separate category from regular driver’s licenses and driver’s permits, according to the proposal, which has been introduced by state Rep. Anastasia Williams, D-Providence, and state Sen. Frank Ciccone, D-Providence. They would also not be a valid form of identification for federal or state purposes (such as voting) and would be a different design or color from...