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  • Chicago - Bodies Found at Home of Federal Judge

    02/28/2005 7:12:08 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 377 replies · 16,505+ views
    Associated Press | February 28, 2005
    CHICAGO (AP) -- Authorities found two bodies at the home of a federal judge Monday night, and Chicago police and the FBI were investigating. The bodies were found at the home of U.S. District Judge Joan Humphrey Lefkow, but the judge was uninjured, police spokesman Patrick Camden said. He declined to elaborate. FBI agents were assisting police but would provide no details.
  • The fraud behind the California drivers’ licenses for illegals

    05/22/2016 8:20:24 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 42 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 22, 2016 | Thomas Lifson
    Californians were deceived when the state’s Democrat-dominated legislature and governor rammed through legislation granting drivers licenses to illegal immigrants. The extraordinary step of granting drivers licenses to people with no right to be in this country was justified to Californians on the basis of the need to reduce the number of uninsured motorists, who cause damage and injury to other without having any means to pay for the losses they cause.
  • Feds say California DMV employees traded cash for licenses

    08/12/2015 6:41:25 AM PDT · by csvset · 15 replies
    SFGATE ^ | 12 august 2015 | Don Thompson
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — As many as 100 commercial truck drivers paid up to $5,000 each to bribe state Department of Motor Vehicles employees for illegal California licenses, federal authorities said Tuesday. Up to 23 traffic accidents could be related to the fraud, officials said, though there were no fatalities. Emma Klem, a 45-year-old Salinas DMV employee, and trucking school owner Kulwinder Dosanjh Singh, 58, of Turlock, both pleaded guilty Tuesday to conspiracy to commit bribery and identity fraud, U.S. Attorney Benjamin Wagner said. Two other DMV employees in Salinas and Sacramento and two other Central Valley trucking school operators...
  • License the undocumented, if only for safety's sake

    04/26/2015 1:59:04 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 44 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 4-25-15 | Rubén Rosario
    Natalie Lopez summoned the courage to show up. This was several months ago in front of the Chaska City Council. Lopez, a hard-working mother of a preschool child, did not want to be there. She's an undocumented immigrant. In the minds of some individuals in this state and nation, her ilk is as much a pariah of society as, say, violent sex offenders. "What part of illegal don't you understand?" is the slogan with these folks. When I hear this, I'm reminded of a poster of an American Indian siding with this view and then imploring all who broke numerous...
  • Vermont’s investigation into licenses-for-illegals fraud spreads to multiple states, DMV offices

    02/26/2015 2:51:56 PM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 7 replies ^ | 2/26/2015 | Bruce Parker
    MONTPELIER, Vt. — An investigation into fraudulent applications for Vermont’s driver’s privilege cards has spread to multiple states and Department of Motor Vehicle branches, according to the department’s chief investigator. When the Department of Motor Vehicles first reported receiving a rash of driver’s license applications from out-of-state illegal immigrants, it appeared the problem might be limited to a single license branch and involve one other state.
  • Justices reject New Orleans tour guides’ free speech appeal

    02/23/2015 9:36:15 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 23, 2015 10:01 AM EST
    The Supreme Court has rejected a free-speech appeal from guides in New Orleans who object to having to be licensed to lead tours. The justices did not comment Monday in leaving in place lower court rulings that said the licensing requirements do not violate the First Amendment. …
  • Unlicensed driver faces charges in crash that killed young couple

    06/23/2014 7:21:56 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 21 replies
    WCVB ^ | June 23, 2014 | Julie Loncich
    BOSTON —Two Allston residents are said to be facing charges in connection with a fatal crash in Boston's Back Bay that claimed the lives of a young couple walking on the sidewalk. Ghuzlan Alghazali, 26, is facing two counts of motor vehicle homicide by negligent operation, Boston police said. Alghazali does not have a driver's license, according to the Department of Transportation.
  • ABC footing the bill for NYC marriage licenses ahead of 'Modern Family' season finale -- VIDEO

    05/12/2014 11:44:18 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 24 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | 5/12/14 | Ariana Bacle
    In a disgusting publicity stunt, ABC is paying for New York City couples to get married to promote Cam and Mitchell’s upcoming wedding on the season finale of ABC’s Modern Family.
  • Federal Judge Tosses Lawsuit Challenging Nebraska’s Ban on Driver’s Licenses for Illegal Aliens

    02/13/2014 8:57:04 PM PST · by montag813 · 14 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 02-14-2014 | Brian Hayes
    by Brian Hayes | Top Right News Two days, two victories for opponents of illegal immigration in the state of Nebraska. Just yesterday TRN reported on the landslide victory in a Fremont, NE vote to bar illegal aliens from being able to rent housing. Today, a federal judge threw out a lawsuit challenging Nebraska’s authority to deny driver’s licenses to illegal aliens who have received temporary authorization to live and work in the United States by Barack Obama. The ruling could have a major impact across the nation as states come under well-funded pressure to hand licenses to illegals under...
  • California grants driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants

    10/03/2013 5:20:08 PM PDT · by InHisService · 32 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 10-3-2013 | Stephan Dinan
    California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill Thursday granting illegal immigrants driver’s licenses, in a decision immigrant rights groups hailed as a major step forward for their movement. The country’s largest state becomes the latest to reverse course and grant legal driving privileges to illegal immigrants.
  • Hundreds of Fake Security Guard Licenses Under Investigation

    07/27/2013 8:32:43 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 10 replies
    WFTV ^ | 7-26-13 | WFTV
    ORLANDO, Fla. — Hundreds of people in Florida are under investigation, accused of getting fake licenses to be gun-carrying security guards. Five people were accused of forging the documents, which would allow an armed security guard to be hired in airports, courthouses and other public places. One of the people arrested was Gertrude Brun, 54, who owned her own security school, called Brun Protective Security Training School in Orlando. Several of the people arrested were instructors and even held armed security positions.
  • Woman wants judge to halt Nebraska policy on driver's licenses for immigrants

    07/25/2013 1:34:33 PM PDT · by NEMDF · 6 replies
    Omaha World Herald ^ | July 25, 2013 | Paul Hammel
    ServicesShare Share on twitterShare on email LINCOLN — A Nebraska City woman is asking a judge to halt immediately the state’s policy of denying driver’s licenses to people brought into the country illegally as children but allowed to stay under a new federal program. Mayra Saldana, who has lived in the United States since age 2 and is a Peru State College student, is seeking a preliminary injunction against the state policy. Saldana, 24, filed a federal lawsuit against the state in June, but now wants a judge to halt the state policy while the lawsuit is decided. Her lawyers,...
  • New law makes it easier for vets to get AZ licenses [Military experience to be used]

    05/04/2013 9:09:00 AM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Matthew Longdon Cronkite News Service
    PHOENIX - Under a new state law signed by Gov. Jan Brewer, military experience will count toward a commercial driver's license or a nursing license. "Veterans already have their training. They've done emergency operations under fire. They're used to the high stress environment," said the law's author, Rep. Sonny Borrelli, a Lake Havasu City Republican who served 20 years in the Marines. As they transition from military to civilian life, veterans can face a lot of "redundant training" to get a state license for something they were trained to do in the military, Borrelli said. When the law goes into...
  • 10 Illinois Republican Senators join Senate Democrats, passing 41-14 Illegal Alien Drivers Licenses

    12/05/2012 5:40:02 AM PST · by Steelers6 · 54 replies
    Republican News Watch ^ | December 4, 2012 | DOUG IBENDAHL
    A bill to allow undocumented immigrants to obtain an Illinois driver’s license passed the Illinois Senate today by a vote of 41 to 14. One Democrat voted “present.” The bill is SB957. The 10 Republicans who joined the Democrats in rewarding non-citizens who are already breaking our laws, were: Bill Brady (Sponsor), Kirk Dillard, Tom Johnson, John Millner (Sponsor), Matt Murphy, Carole Pankau, Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno (Sponsor), Sue Rezin, Ron Sandack (Sponsor), and Suzi Schmidt. Two Republicans, Pamela Althoff and Dale Righter, took the ultimate lily-livered approach and just didn’t vote on the bill. That’s as bad as...
  • Illinois moves to grant licenses to illegal immigrants

    11/20/2012 3:43:38 PM PST · by Nachum · 34 replies
    Wasington Times ^ | 11/20/12 | Stephen Dinan
    Top Illinois state officials said Tuesday they’ll push to issue driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants — a move backed also by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who for years stood as Democrats’ key impediment to pushing immigration in Congress. State Senate President John Cullerton said he’ll try to pass a bill in the legislature’s veto session next week to remove restrictions on illegal immigrants getting licenses there, and Gov. Pat Quinn said he’ll sign it, if it reaches his desk. Both men are Democrats. The move represents pushback after a decade in which states went the other direction, putting tighter restrictions...
  • Push to ban driver's licenses for illegal immigrants gains momentum

    01/04/2012 6:56:32 PM PST · by OddLane · 10 replies
    Eyewitness News KOB ^ | January 3, 2012 | Stuart Dyson
    The push to ban driver's licenses for illegal immigrants appears to be gaining some momentum with the legislature's 30 day session starting in just two weeks. Governor Susana Martinez is picking up some support for her crusade against the licenses, but she appears to be losing a vote too. Some Democrats are moving into the "undecided" category. Sen. Steve Fischmann, a Dona Ana County Democrat, is switching to the governor's side, saying he will vote with her because that is what the vast majority of people in hid district want.
  • DMV worker, others indicted in fake license scheme

    08/25/2011 7:48:39 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 8 replies
    The Fresno Bee ^ | 23 Aug 2011 | John Ellis
    "Federal authorities on Tuesday arrested more than a dozen people who they say were part of an elaborate scheme based out of a Fresno DMV office to issue commercial driver's licenses to people who didn't pass the required tests."
  • New York town clerk quits over gay marriage licenses

    07/13/2011 5:51:19 AM PDT · by NYer · 64 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 12, 2011 | Dan Wiessner
    HUDSON, New York (Reuters) - A town clerk in western New York has resigned to avoid being forced to sign marriage licenses for gay and lesbian couples, citing religious objections to same-sex marriage.Laura Fotusky, the town clerk in Barker, New York, said in her resignation letter that she will step down on July 21, three days before New York becomes the sixth and largest state to allow gay nuptials.Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the same sex marriage law last month after the bill narrowly passed the Republican-led state Senate. Its approval in New York is seen as a catalyst for gay...
  • Greek vs. US Debt

    05/25/2011 9:59:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | May 25, 2011 | Mike Shedlock
    Many countries have restrictions and requirements on doctors, nurses, lawyers etc. Greece carries the idea to extreme. According to Keep Talking Greece "closed professions" include beauticians, drama and dance school instructors, bakers, antiques dealers, insurance agents, insurance consultants, employment consultants, diagnostics centre staff, translators, divers, cameramen, driving school instructors, cab drivers, tourist bus drivers, newspaper stand owners, electricians, sound technicians, private school owners, tobacco sellers, gun manufacturers and sellers, hairdressers, private investigators, port workers, real estate agents, lifeguards, carpenters, financiers, opticians, auditors, movie/theatre director and even car mechanics. Restrictions will be lifted July 2. That is a much needed maneuver, and the...
  • America's College Bubble Next to Burst, Says NIA ('College Conspiracy' documentary)

    05/07/2011 5:50:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 81 replies
    PR Newswire ^ | May 7, 2011 | Gerard Adams
    The National Inflation Association (NIA) - - is pleased to officially announce that it will soon be releasing its hour long documentary 'College Conspiracy', which will expose the U.S. college education system as the largest scam in U.S. history. NIA has been producing 'College Conspiracy' for the past six months and plans to release the movie on May 15th. NIA members will be given the first opportunity to watch this must see documentary, which we hope will change the college education industry for the better. NIA expects 'College Conspiracy' to take college education by storm and expose the facts...
  • Santa Ana faces calls to stop impounding immigrants’ cars

    05/05/2011 1:38:27 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 15 replies
    SANTA ANA – The question of how Latino this city's identity is, or should be, keeps cropping up, creating a bit of a minefield for the all-Latino City Council. One area of contention has been the city's downtown shopping district, on East Fourth Street, where some Latino merchants have complained they feel they are being pushed out in a gentrification move. The removal of a merry-go-round that had attracted Latino families to the Fiesta Marketplace plaza at Fourth and Spurgeon streets has symbolized what some see as an agenda to make the downtown more appealing to people of other ethnicities.This...
  • DPS Employee and Others Charged with Unauthorized Sale of Texas Driver's Licenses

    03/09/2011 7:41:41 AM PST · by Larry381 · 11 replies
    Dept Of Justice ^ | March 7, 2011 | United States Attorney's Office Southern District of Texas
    McALLEN, TX—A DPS employee and several others have been arrested and charged for attempting to provide a fraudulent Texas driver's license to another individual under an assumed name in exchange for cash, United States Attorney José Angel Moreno announced today. Maritza De Leon, 32, of McAllen, Texas, an employee with the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), along with Marco Antonio Hernandez, 40, Edinburg, Texas, and Romana Soto-Varela, 39, a Mexican national residing in Donna, Texas, and San Juan De Dios Alejandro Rocha-Zuniga, aka Oscar Rocha, 33, were arrested late Wednesday, March 2, 2010. Each is charged with conspiring to...
  • States Revise Rules on Driver's Licenses for Illegal Immigrants as National ID Approaches

    02/18/2011 9:04:50 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 17, 2011 | Stephen Clark
    The last three states to allow illegal immigrants to obtain driver's licenses -- Washington, New Mexico and Utah -- are now steeped in battles to revise their laws as a federal deadline approaches for all 50 states to issue identity cards that meet a new national standard. States must be in compliance by May with the regulations laid out in the 2005 REAL ID Act. The law, a recommendation of the Sept. 11 commission that investigated the 2001 terror attacks, creates a national security standard for state-issued identification cards to be used for purposes like boarding airplanes and entering federal...
  • AP Enterprise: More immigrants getting licenses (No thanks to Washington, New Mexico and Utah)

    08/13/2010 7:14:55 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/13/10 | Tim Korte and Manuel Valdes
    BURIEN, Wash. – Carlos Hernandez packed up his family and left Arizona after the state passed its sweeping immigration crackdown. The illegal immigrant's new home outside Seattle offered something Arizona could not: a driver's license. Three states — Washington, New Mexico and Utah — allow illegal immigrants to get licenses because their laws do not require proof of citizenship or legal residency. An Associated Press analysis found that those states have seen a surge in immigrants seeking IDs in recent months, a trend experts attribute to crackdowns on illegal immigration in Arizona and elsewhere. "It's difficult being undocumented and not...
  • Massachusetts Lawmakers Weigh Closing Loophole that Lets Illegals Register Vehicles

    06/17/2010 2:52:17 PM PDT · by lado · 11 replies · 289+ views
    Fox News ^ | 6/17/10 | ?
    Illegal immigrants able to legally get their cars on the road in Massachusetts may soon find that privilege outlawed, MyFoxBoston reports. For years, Massachusetts drivers have been able to register their vehicles even if they don't have driver's licenses, a law that has enabled tens of thousands of illegal immigrants in Massachusetts to drive legally registered cars. .... The issue came to a head recently when a suspected illegal immigrant rear-ended a state representative in a serious car crash.
  • State unveils Barack Obama license plates

    02/13/2009 5:43:49 PM PST · by melt · 85 replies · 2,464+ views ^ | 2/13/09 | Sun-Times Staff
    Can't get enough of Barack Obama? How about an Obama license plate? Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White today unveiled an "Illinois Salutes Barack Obama" temporary license plate, which can be used for 60 days beginning Tuesday. The plates feature a smiling President Obama, seemingly gazing towards your temporary numbers. A waving American flag fills the background. The plates are only good through April 17. They cost $50 -- with proceeds benefiting Illinois libraries. The temporary "special event" plates are available at
  • Clarity Sought On Immigrant Marriages In SC

    12/15/2008 10:36:31 AM PST · by mdittmar · 15 replies · 536+ views
    Fox Carolina ^ | December 15, 2008 | ap
    Judges Need Clarification On Legality Of Illegal Immigrant WeddingsCOLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina probate judges said they need clarification on whether illegal immigrants have a right to get married here.The State newspaper of Columbia reported Saturday that some judges want the attorney general to revisit a 2004 opinion that is being used to issue marriage licenses to illegal immigrants. They said the opinion lets people get licenses without proper identification.Others of the popularly elected judges said illegal immigrants can marry here.Florence County Probate Judge Kenneth Eaton is president of the South Carolina Probate Judges Association.Eaton told the newspaper that the...
  • AD: Obama Wants Social Security for Illegals

    10/22/2008 4:25:11 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 32 replies · 1,525+ views ^ | OCT 22,2008 | The National Republican Trust Pac
    Obama Wants Social Security for Illegals Added: 1 day ago
  • Resurrecting 'Spitzer Licenses'

    10/15/2008 7:50:38 PM PDT · by newyorkersontheball · 9 replies · 875+ views
    The Daily News ^ | 10/15/2008 | Liz Benjamin
    With Election Day right around the corner, the Republicans are bringing back an issue that brought them national media attention: Former Gov. Eliot Spitzer's long-dead plan to let illegal immigrants get driver's licenses. Assemblyman Greg Ball, an outspoken Hudson Valley Republican (particularly when it comes to all things immigration-related) who won a bitter GOP primary battle last month, and Rensselaer County Clerk Frank Merola, who sued over Spitzer's license plan, are holding a public hearing in Manhattan Thursday on "massive voter fraud potential" caused by the issuance of 23,000 licenses to non-citizens during the former governor's tenure. From the press...
  • Getting Tough on 2 Million Illegal Alien Drivers ( TEXAS )

    10/11/2008 11:18:09 PM PDT · by kellynla · 13 replies · 769+ views ^ | October 12, 2008 | staff
    After the Texas Department of Public Safety estimated 2 million of its 16 million licensed drivers are illegal aliens, the state is denying illegals access to IDs and driver's licenses. Texas is now requiring applicants to prove legal citizenship status before they can receive or renew their driver's licenses. And the plan goes one step further: Legal immigrants are now required to have their licenses stamped with "temporary visitor" and an expiration date for the applicants stay in the U.S. – a tip-off for police. Public Safety Commission Chairman Allan Polunsky of San Antonio told the Houston Chronicle he came...
  • Undocumented Immigrants Closer to Getting Driver's Licenses[California]

    08/31/2008 3:35:07 PM PDT · by BGHater · 50 replies · 618+ views
    KMPH ^ | 31 Aug 2008 | Dani Carlson and Kyra Jenkins
    A California bill that would allow undocumented immigrants to get drivers licenses is one step closer to becoming a state law. State senate bill 60 passed through the assembly Friday. If the bill becomes law, legislators say the estimated 2.2 million undocumented immigrants in California will apply for one, an idea that's creating a lot of controversy. "I think they should be able to get licenses just like everybody else," said Nicole Holland, a Fresnan who supports the bill. "They are already committing a crime coming over here," said Albert Ratliff, a Fresnan who opposes the bill. "I don't think...
  • W.Va. offers licenses for those who fear 'beast'[Drivers License][Mark of the Beast]

    08/11/2008 11:40:28 AM PDT · by BGHater · 46 replies · 809+ views
    AP ^ | 08 Aug 2008 | AP
    West Virginia started Friday keeping driver's license photos out of a computer database for members of a small religious group who believe digital storage is a "mark of the beast" that evokes biblical prophecy. State Division of Motor Vehicles Commissioner Joseph Cicchirillo said the group of about 50 or 60 Christians, who are not affiliated with a particular church, contacted the agency two or three years ago to object to their pictures "being on a database that can be exchanged throughout the world or hacked into." One of the group members is Phil Hudok, who made headlines in 1999 when...
  • Making 'Real ID' real (or don't deny illegals their right to drive)

    02/07/2008 8:29:01 AM PST · by sickoflibs · 23 replies · 92+ views
    baltimore sun ^ | February 7, 2008 | Robert Koulish
    Gov. Martin O'Malley's decision to cooperate with the Bush administration on Real ID is a mistake. The decision turns clerks at Maryland's Motor Vehicle Administration into immigration officers, forcing them to ask prospective drivers about their immigration status and then assess the validity of documents - a troublesome chore even for well-trained immigration officers. Moreover, Real ID will push illegal immigrants further into the shadows, where they will be deterred from reporting crimes to police or using emergency rooms. Because those who drive will not have a license or liability insurance, the risk for all drivers will likely increase. Although...
  • Illegal alien activists march for Oregon driver’s licenses

    02/06/2008 2:12:43 PM PST · by pogo101 · 11 replies · 88+ views ^ | February 6, 2008 | Michelle Malkin
    These are Obama supporters, no doubt. Or many McCain supporters. Hard to tell anymore (via Oregonian blog):[snip -- embedded video clip omitted.]Background:Background: Oregon’s new drivers’ license rules took effect Monday, and the Oregon Legislature is considering placing the new rules in state law. That sparked demonstrations by groups supporting and opposing the new rules. The new rules make it more difficult for illegal immigrants to get an Oregon driver’s license, requiring a valid Social Security number and other documentation. Opponents of the new rules marched around the Capitol in protest, saying the rules are unfair and would end up hurting...
  • No More Drivers Licenses For illegal Aliens In Michigan

    01/14/2008 9:59:20 AM PST · by Sammy67 · 18 replies · 196+ views
    12/31/07 | Judicial Watch
    No More Licenses For Illegal Aliens In Michigan Mon, 12/31/2007 - 10:25 — Judicial Watch Blog One of the few states in the nation that still grants driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants will finally stop doing so now that its attorney general reversed a policy stating that it’s unconstitutional to deny licenses to those in the country illegally. Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox wrote in a lengthy opinion that illegal immigrants are ineligible for driver’s licenses, reversing his predecessor’s (Attorney General Frank Kelley) opinion that denying illegal aliens licenses violates the U.S. Constitution’s equal protection clause. Cox’s opinion is legally...
  • "The Plan For Licenses For The 'Undocumented' (sic) Is In Danger" (Translation)

    11/12/2007 3:45:39 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 11 replies · 178+ views
    El Nuevo Herald (in Spanish) ^ | 11 November 2007 | El Nuevo Herald (in Spanish)
    "Presionado por su propio partido, el gobernador demócrata Eliot Spitzer dijo que no ha descartado prescindir de un plan ampliamente criticado de otorgar licencias de conducir a los inmigrantes indocumentados, de acuerdo con algunos informes. La propuesta de Spitzer generó un debate político que ha repercutido en la campańa presidencial. El viernes el gobernador expresó que mantenía por ahora el plan, pero sugirió que podría considerar abandonarlo si no encuentra entusiasmo por él, reportó en su edición del sábado el diario The New York Times y otros periódicos neoyorquinos."See below for English/synopsis.
  • Clinton: Licenses Depend on the State (Quit digging, Hillary! On 2nd thought, never mind. Carry on.)

    11/06/2007 3:36:27 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 56 replies · 59+ views
    AP on ^ | 11/06/07 | Beth Fouhy - ap
    NEW YORK (AP) - Pressed anew on whether she supports granting driver's licenses to illegal immigrants, Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday it depends on the state. In a CNN interview, Clinton, a New York senator, reiterated her support for governors who must contend with large populations of undocumented workers in the absence of federal immigration reform. She then was asked whether she thinks it is a "good idea" for governors to allow illegal immigrants to obtain driver's licenses. "It depends upon what state they're in. It depends upon what they think the risks are," Clinton said. "A governor of...
  • Clinton defends wife on licenses

    11/05/2007 10:28:40 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 64 replies · 105+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/05/07 | Ryan Nakashima - ap
    LAS VEGAS - Former President Clinton on Monday compared Republican criticism of his wife's position on driver's license for illegal immigrants to the ads that helped sink John Kerry's White House hopes in 2004. "I had the feeling that at the end of that last debate we were about to get into cutesy land again," Clinton told some 3,000 members of the American Postal Worker's Union at a convention. At the end of a televised Democratic presidential debate last week, Hillary Rodham Clinton hedged on whether she supported a plan by her home state governor, New York's Eliot Spitzer, to...
  • Driver's license worker arrested (Florida)

    11/05/2007 5:55:05 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 29 replies · 1,934+ views
    The Miami Herald ^ | 11/5/07 | DAVID OVALLE
    A driver's license bureau employee who earned roughly $24,000 a year made thousands on the side illegally selling licenses to Brazilian immigrants, state authorities said. Cammie Gray Andres, 46, a driver's license bureau employee since 2000, illegally charged at least five undocumented Brazilians between $2,500 and $3,000 for driver's licenses, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Using bogus Social Security numbers, Andres falsely issued them under a program designed to exchange licenses for valid ones from U.S. territories such as Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. She faces multiple counts of unlawfully issuing driver's licenses, official misconduct and unlawful...
  • Spitzer's license to botch

    11/04/2007 2:08:01 PM PST · by xcamel · 27 replies · 64+ views
    newsday ^ | November 4, 2007 | editorial board
    The governor had the right idea on immigrant licenses, but his political malpractice has alienated both sides in this overheated debate Gov. Eliot Spitzer has dug a political hole so deep on driver's licenses for undocumented immigrants that the issue may be irretrievably entombed. That would be a shame. In this state, about a million undocumented immigrants live off the books and many drive without licenses or insurance. Bringing them into the system, while making it more secure overall, is the pragmatic thing to do. Spitzer's objective is sound, his intentions honorable. But that's not enough. Ideas have to be...
  • Governor Speaks Out on Driver's License Plan

    11/03/2007 4:47:14 PM PDT · by xcamel · 47 replies · 107+ views
    News 2 ^ | Updated: 11/2/2007 11:02:03 PM | kristin donnelly, reporter
    Governor Spitzer spent Friday afternoon defending his three tiered license plan that still includes giving licenses to illegals. He says, "This is a plan designed to increase security. Some folks are talking about this and viewing this as an immigration issue. If you want to talk about immigration raise that with our members of Congress." Lawmakers in Orleans and Genesee Counties continued to hammer the Governor's plan at a news conference Friday morning. Assemblyman Steve Hawley, Republican from Batavia, "It's not about immigration, it's not about aliens, it's about what legal and illegal and what’s right and wrong." A Channel...
  • Exclusive: Expert Says There Is No Data To Defend Spitzers License Plan

    11/03/2007 6:09:51 AM PDT · by xcamel · 23 replies · 109+ views
    NY1 ^ | 11/2/07 | - Josh Robin
    Governor Eliot Spitzer says one benefit to giving licenses to illegal immigrants will be safer streets, but an author of a report the governor often cites in defense of his plan, says there is no proof this plan will make streets safe. NY1’s Josh Robin filed the following exclusive report. Governor Eliot Spitzer has cited a AAA report showing that those driving without a license are more dangerous to fellow motorist, as a defense for his driver’s license plan. "AAA found that, unsurprisingly, unlicensed drivers are more likely to be involved in hit-and-run accidents and five times more likely to...
  • Reynolds’ views mixed on Spitzer license plan

    11/03/2007 5:43:45 AM PDT · by xcamel · 5 replies · 59+ views
    Buffalo News ^ | Updated: 11/02/07 | Jerry Zremski
    Vocal critic does see advantage at border WASHINGTON — New York’s driver’s license deal with the federal government is likely to resolve concerns about a passport requirement at the Canadian border, but the state still could become a sanctuary for illegal aliens, thanks to Gov. Eliot L. Spitzer’s insistence on allowing them to obtain licenses, Rep. Thomas M. Reynolds said this week. In an interview, Reynolds — one of the first and most vociferous critics of Spitzer’s original plan to give driver’s licenses to illegal aliens — offered a mixed view of the agreement that Spitzer and Homeland Security Secretary...
  • Hillary Clinton’s drivers licenses for illegals ‘gotcha’ moment

    11/02/2007 3:20:31 AM PDT · by Sergeant Tim · 5 replies · 50+ views
    9/11 Families for America ^ | November 1, 2007 | Tim Sumner
    Under Governor Spitzer’s plan, New York licenses to illegals would comply with ‘Real ID.’ Terrorists can get a license to drive yet they would not be able to use them to board airplanes or enter federal buildings. We gotcha, Senator Clinton. You are for facilitating terrorist travel within the United States; they just have to drive there. We sure hope they get car insurance, just in case they only have an accident.
  • Judicial Watch Files Taxpayer Lawsuit against New York Governor Spitzer

    10/31/2007 8:01:06 PM PDT · by BGHater · 15 replies · 78+ views
    Judicial Watch ^ | N/A | Judicial Watch
    (Washington, DC) –Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it has filed a lawsuit on behalf of a New York taxpayer in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, Suffolk County against New York Governor Eliot Spitzer over a new policy implemented on September 21, 2007 that will “give all New Yorkers the opportunity to apply for driver’s licenses without regard to immigration status” (Staudenraus v. Spitzer, Index No. 07-33872). According to New York State law, with respect to driver licenses, the DMV Commissioner “shall require that the applicant provide...
  • ‘Temporary Visitor’ Stamps Return to Driver’s Licenses, Temporarily

    10/30/2007 4:28:39 PM PDT · by xcamel · 14 replies · 127+ views
    NYT ^ | October 30, 2007 | Nicholas Confessore
    Immigration advocates cheered earlier this month when Gov. Eliot Spitzer quietly rolled back a post-9/11 state policy under which state driver’s licenses obtained by legal foreign visitors were marked with the words “temporary visitor” and the date that the visitor’s visa expired. The move followed his decision in late September to allow illegal immigrants to apply for driver’s licenses beginning early next year, with the administration arguing that it made no sense that the stamp would be superfluous under a policy where people get licenses even if they entered the county illegally. But as part of his shift to a...
  • Governor Spitzer responds to comments made by Lou Dobbs

    10/30/2007 3:59:11 PM PDT · by xcamel · 70 replies · 51+ views
    News 9 (albany) ^ | 10/30/2007 | By: Web Staff
    NEW YORK -- Governor Spitzer took his license plan to a national audience today. He appeared on CNN American Morning, responding to comments CNN host Lou Dobbs made earlier. Dobbs said, "This man is sitting here putting together a three tier system of which he is going to give voter registration privileges to people he knows are illegal." On CNN American Morning, Governor Spitzer said, "Look, I'm not going to demean myself with getting into a back and forth with somebody who on TV spews venom, hate and fundamental misinformation, of course not. He knows that this has absolutely nothing...
  • NY Senators mum on Spitzer's ID plan for immigrants

    10/29/2007 3:05:26 PM PDT · by xcamel · 18 replies · 187+ views
    newsday ^ | October 29, 2007 | DEVLIN BARRETT | Associated Press Writer
    <p>WASHINGTON - New York's plan to create three types of driver's licenses, including one for illegal immigrants, has everyone talking _ everyone except the state's Democratic senators, Hillary Rodham Clinton and Charles Schumer.</p> <p>New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer, a fellow Democrat, announced over the weekend that he had struck a deal with federal homeland security officials to create a three-tiered state system of licenses.</p>
  • Spitzer's driving down wrong road with controversial plan

    10/26/2007 6:10:33 AM PDT · by xcamel · 15 replies · 66+ views
    Albany TU ^ | October 26, 2007 | FRED LEBRUN
    Spitzer is turning out to be a governor who won't admit he can make a mistake. Among new judges, this is called the black robe disease. I don't know what to call a new governor similarly infected, but this will come back to haunt him for sure. Look where it's gotten him already. At a public rally Monday at the Capitol, incensed New Yorkers were calling for his impeachment or recall. Admittedly, only a few, but still. Compare and contrast that with his gushy anointment as New York's Caesar for life a scant 10 months ago. The governor's hell-bent pursuit...
  • E-MAILS THE 'SMOKING GUN' IN GOV VENGEANCE [Spitzer cuts to leverage illegal licenses]

    10/18/2007 5:20:56 PM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 12 replies · 168+ views
    NEW YORK POST ^ | October 18, 2007 | By FREDRIC U. DICKER State Editor
    ALBANY - A key Republican lawmaker disclosed several "smoking gun" e-mails yesterday showing Gov. Spitzer's administration had OK'd funding for a local health-care clinic last month - before suddenly canceling the grant on Monday after his attack on Spitzer's plan to give driver's licenses to illegal aliens. Assembly Minority Leader James Tedisco (R-Schenectady) revealed the records to back up his charge that Spitzer cut over $300,000 of his community projects to punish him for opposing the governor's licensing plan and not - as Spitzer contended yesterday - to help get state spending under control. "That's an outright lie," Tedisco's chief...