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  • California no longer will suspend driver's licenses for traffic fines

    06/29/2017 12:39:53 PM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 42 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 6/29/17 | AP
    Californians no longer will face losing their driver's licenses because of unpaid traffic fines starting next month. Gov. Jerry Brown said the punishment doesn't help the state collect unpaid fines and can send low-income people into a cycle of job losses and more poverty.
  • TIME Mag: Koch Brothers Helping Illegal Immigrants Get Driver’s Licenses

    04/16/2017 8:52:50 AM PDT · by davikkm · 22 replies
    breitbart ^ | JOHN BINDER
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Anti-Trump conservative billionaires Charles and David Koch are helping illegal immigrants in the U.S. obtain driver’s licenses, as well as preparing them for citizenship tests. A fluff piece by TIME Magazine spotlights the Koch Brothers’ LIBRE Initiative organization for its work being done to help illegal immigrants while President Trump and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have successfully increased immigration enforcement. “It is chaotic. People are very, very worried about their situation,” says Aguado. “One of the things that has been a positive thing through this stress that people have is that they’re more interested in becoming...
  • 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
    Watchdog.org ^ | 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...