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  • 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...
  • Schwarzenegger Vetoes Drivers Licenses for Illegal Aliens (Says "premature")

    09/28/2006 7:04:11 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 25 replies · 874+ views
    To the Members of the California State Senate: I am returning Senate Bill 1162 without my signature. This issue has been the subject of a number of prior legislative attempts. Last year I vetoed a similar measure, SB 60, because action on this issue is premature until federal regulations are promulgated to implement the REAL ID Act. We are still awaiting those regulations. Given the potential impact of the REAL ID Act on the public safety and homeland security of Californians, members of my administration are working with the federal government to develop those regulations and secure funds necessary to...
  • CA: Senate panel backs driver's license measure (for Illegals)

    04/19/2006 1:37:44 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 17 replies · 864+ views
    sandiegouniontribune ^ | April 19, 2006 | Michael Gardner
    SACRAMENTO – Sen. Gil Cedillo's maneuvering to broaden the appeal of his ongoing campaign to grant undocumented immigrants the legal right to drive may cost him traditional allies. The Senate Transportation Committee yesterday approved his bill on a 7-3 vote amid the backdrop of recent massive immigrant rights rallies and a planned boycott of stores and jobs May 1. The bill, SB 1160, is designed to give illegal immigrants the opportunity to apply for a clearly distinguishable document that could only be used as a certificate to drive – not for identification. The legislation also includes provisions that would bring...
  • Sen. Cedillo says, 'This is the year' - Will eighth time be the charm for driver's license bill?

    12/29/2005 3:33:05 PM PST · by calcowgirl · 44 replies · 1,460+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | December 28, 2005 | Jim Sanders
    Legislation to grant California driver's licenses to hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants will be pushed in 2006 for the eighth year in a row - and this time the iron is hot for success, its author contends. "The dynamics have changed dramatically, and in our favor," said Sen. Gil Cedillo, D-Los Angeles. Cedillo said the new bill will be very similar to Senate Bill 60, vetoed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in October. California's political scene has shifted significantly since then, Cedillo said, citing three examples: * All four of Schwarzenegger's government "reform" proposals were defeated in the Nov. 8...
  • Arnold 'will do anything' to see reform prevail

    09/21/2005 9:31:38 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 460+ views
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 9/21/05 | Steve Geissinger
    SACRAMENTO — Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said Tuesday that he is placing no limits on the personal wealth he will contribute toward his Nov. 8 special election to revamp government and acknowledged his measures zap Democrats, though unintentionally. In a small round-table interview with reporters, Schwarzenegger also said that a tax hike would eventually be inevitable if his proposed spending-limit initiative fails — but he said he is confident the unpopular measure and others ultimately will be approved by voters in November. In response to a question about how many millions of dollars he is prepared to contribute to his...
  • Gov. Vows to Veto Driver's License Bill

    09/09/2005 12:11:30 AM PDT · by BurbankKarl · 26 replies · 772+ views
    LA Times ^ | 9/9/05 | By Robert Salladay and Jennifer Delson, Times Staff Writers
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger will veto legislation approved Thursday to create a separate driver's license for illegal immigrants in California, a top aide said only hours after the bill passed the state Senate. The upper house sent the controversial bill to Schwarzenegger on a 21-15 vote, the minimum needed for passage, only to have the governor's office say he would reject it. It would be the second time in two years that Schwarzenegger has rejected Democratic legislation allowing licenses for illegal immigrants Richard Costigan, the governor's legislative secretary, said the bill was premature because the federal government was still writing regulations...
  • [CA] Lawmakers OK driver's license, supplement, violent video bills

    09/08/2005 9:24:15 PM PDT · by SmithL · 11 replies · 572+ views
    AP ^ | 9/8/5 | STEVE LAWRENCE
    SACRAMENTO - Nearing the end of their 2005 session, California legislators approved bills Thursday to allow illegal immigrants to have driver's licenses and to keep certain nutritional supplements out of the hands of student athletes. Among the dozens of measures awaiting final votes were bills that would bar the sale or rental of extremely violent video games to minors, allow schools to use alternatives to the high school graduation exam and promote a massive expansion of solar energy use.That bill, by Sen. Kevin Murray, D-Culver City, would offer subsidies to home and business owners that install solar panels. It was...
  • Illegal Immigrant License Bill Advances in Calif.

    09/08/2005 4:49:44 PM PDT · by Crackingham · 20 replies · 467+ views
    LA Times ^ | 9/8/05 | Nancy Vogel
    After a late-night debate on the politically sensitive issue of immigration, the California Assembly on Wednesday passed a bill to extend driver's licenses to illegal immigrants. The measure would clear the way for California to create a distinct driver's license, with a unique design and color, for people who cannot prove legal citizenship in the United States. The license could be used only for driving and would not be valid identification for other purposes such as opening a bank account or boarding an airplane. The bill, SB 60 by Sen. Gil Cedillo (D-Los Angeles), would also allow roughly 800,000 people...
  • CA Senate Again Approves Drivers License for Illegals 21-15 (goes to the Governor now)

    09/08/2005 3:05:52 PM PDT · by ElkGroveDan · 75 replies · 1,870+ views
    Senate just passed Cedillo's SB 60 - Drivers Licenses for Illegals. Assembly passed it last night. It now goes to the Governor
  • [CA] Assembly OKs bill allowing illegal immigrants to get licenses

    09/08/2005 10:33:18 AM PDT · by SmithL · 48 replies · 781+ views
    AP ^ | 9/8/5 | STEVE LAWRENCE
    SACRAMENTO -- Another attempt to allow illegal immigrants to qualify for California driver's licenses is one step from the governor's desk and a likely veto after a heated Assembly debate that included charges of racism. Lawmakers voted 42-34 late Wednesday to approve a bill by Sen. Gil Cedillo, D-Los Angeles, that would allow undocumented immigrants to get licenses that would have to be of a different design or color than standard licenses and would not be widely recognized as valid identification documents. The bill's supporters said the measure would implement federal security requirements and improve highway safety by requiring that...
  • CA Assembly passes driver's licenses for illegal aliens (Gil Cedillo's SB-60)

    09/06/2005 9:46:39 AM PDT · by lonewacko_dot_com · 52 replies · 1,088+ views
    CA Assembly ^ | 9/2/05 | CA Assembly
    On Friday the California Assembly voted 43-31 to approve SB60, state Sen. Gil Cedillo's bill that would give driver's licenses to illegal aliens. I believe this now goes to Arnold Schwarzenegger for his signature. He has said he would veto driver's license bills before the federal government has released their guidelines for implementing the REAL ID Act, but it's always good to make sure. Please call, FAX, or email Schwarzenegger and demand that he veto this bill: Phone: 916-445-2841 FAX: 916-445-4633 email form:
  • Immigrant license bill under Republican fire

    06/28/2005 6:15:31 AM PDT · by RS · 9 replies · 589+ views
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | 06/28/05 | James P. Sweeney
    The Schwarzenegger administration unleashed an aggressive new offensive yesterday against pending legislation that would restore the ability of undocumented immigrants to drive legally in California.
  • CA: Illegals' licenses return to floor (SB 60 - Gil Cedillo's Bill .. and more)

    06/27/2005 9:35:14 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 28 replies · 994+ views
    Monterey Herald ^ | 6/27/05 | AP
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - State Sen. Gil Cedillo is making his fifth attempt in seven years to enact legislation allowing illegal immigrants to get California driver's licenses. This time he's hoping to get a governor's signature that will stick. Former Gov. Gray Davis signed a Cedillo bill legalizing the licenses in 2003, but lawmakers overturned it after Davis was recalled following a campaign in which the license legislation was one of the issues used against him. Davis' successor, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, signed the repeal bill and vetoed another version of the license bill last year, saying it didn't include adequate security...
  • [Calif.] Calls needed to stop driver's licenses for illegal aliens

    06/24/2005 8:52:05 PM PDT · by lonewacko_dot_com · 14 replies · 687+ views
    FAIR (via email) ^ | 6/24/05 | FAIR
    CALLING ALL CALIFORNIA IMMIGRATION REFORMERS! Fight Illegal Alien Driver's License BillUrge Committee Members to Reject SB 60 at Monday Hearing On Monday, June 27, the Assembly Transportation Committee will consider legislation introduced by Senator Gil Cedillo that would give California driver's licenses to illegal aliens. The Latino community and other special interests have a huge grassroots campaign underway and are pressing hard for the passage of this legislation. SB 60 has already cleared the State Senate and must be stopped now before it's too late. We need your calls and emails to committee members to show that California residents oppose...
  • Statement by Senator Tom McClintock in Opposition to SB 60

    06/05/2005 12:29:11 AM PDT · by GOPXtreme20 · 13 replies · 597+ views
    Tom McClintock for L.t. Governor in 06' ^ | June 2nd. 2005 | State Senator Tom McClintock
    Statement by Senator Tom McClintock in Opposition to SB 60 Senate Floor, June 2, 2005Mr. President: Let’s make one thing very clear from the outset. The new federal law DOES NOT require states to give driving-only driver’s licenses to foreign nationals illegally in this country. The new federal law DOES NOT in any way sanction states that do not give driving-only driver’s licenses to foreign nationals illegally in this country. This bill does many other things that are NOT required by federal law: California currently requires every applicant for a driver’s license to prove they are legally in this country....
  • Driver's Licenses for Illegal Aliens Bill Passes Senate Transportation Committee(California)

    05/20/2005 2:54:36 PM PDT · by kellynla · 42 replies · 1,266+ views
    Save Our ^ | 5/20/2005 | Save Our
    As we expected, the State Senate Transportation & Housing Committee passed Gil Cedillo's driver's license bill on Thursday. All Republicans on the Committee voted no, all Democrats but one voted yes. There was one Democrat not voting. The bill will next be heard in the Senate Appropriations Committee. The committee meets every Monday at 1:30 pm. As soon as a hearing date has been set, we will notify you. Please take time to contact the committee members and the committee consultant to oppose this bill.
  • (CA) Senate panel passes bill to extend licenses to illegal immigrants

    05/19/2005 5:51:41 PM PDT · by Sweet_Sunflower29 · 29 replies · 1,012+ views ^ | May 19, 2005
    The latest attempt to grant driver's licenses to illegal immigrants in California cleared a Senate committee on Thursday but with provisions that restrict how the licenses can be used and what they would look like. The bill, by Sen. Gil Cedillo, D-Los Angeles, would bring California into compliance with federal law. The REAL ID Act, signed by President Bush last week, requires states to verify that people who apply for a driver's license are in the country legally. It also allows states to choose whether to issue driver's licenses to illegal immigrants as long as they have different markings —...
  • HEADS UP CALIFORNIANS! Illegal Alien Driver's License Bill Set for Hearing Tomorrow

    05/18/2005 8:55:00 PM PDT · by kellynla · 64 replies · 2,140+ views
    Save Our ^ | may 17, 2005 | Save Our
    Senator Gil Cedillo's bill to give California driver's licenses to illegal aliens is set to be heard in the Senate Transportation & Housing Committee this Thursday. Please take time today to contact the committee members and ask them to oppose this bill. more information available at email all of the committee members (except for Maldonado, Runner & Simitian who don't use public email addresses. Use our website to contact them.)
  • CA: Immigrants Rally For Driver's License Bill - Accuses Gov. Of Dragging Feet

    08/10/2004 7:42:04 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 38 replies · 1,438+ views
    TheKCRAChannel ^ | August 10, 2004
    Immigrants Rally For Driver's License Bill Group Accuses Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger Of Dragging Feet POSTED: 4:15 pm PDT August 9, 2004 UPDATED: 8:26 am PDT August 10, 2004 SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Backers of a measure to give California driver's licenses to illegal residents are running out of patience and time. Immigrant groups turned up the heat on Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger Monday, marching at the state Capitol and accusing the governor of dragging his feet on a promise to support a driver's license bill for non-citizens. "We do want what everybody who comes to America (wants), like you did, governor," said...
  • (9/11) Report stirs up license debate (CA)

    07/29/2004 6:53:38 AM PDT · by Cultural Jihad · 14 replies · 817+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | July 29, 2004 | Aurelio Rojas
    Report stirs up license debate 9/11 panel calls for standard IDs as legislators weigh a bill on illegal immigrants. By Aurelio Rojas -- Bee Capitol BureauPublished 2:15 am PDT Thursday, July 29, 2004Buried in the 9/11 commission's report is a recommendation that the federal government should standardize identification documents issued by states, including driver's licenses. In California, the proposal could inject yet another element into a proposed law that would allow illegal immigrants to obtain licenses. The emotional debate, pitting the Legislature's Democratic Latino Caucus against Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, is expected to resume now that the budget battle is nearing...
  • Licenses for lawbreakers (illegal immigrants) -- the sequel (California)

    06/06/2004 2:40:49 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 22 replies · 448+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | June 6, 2004 | Debra J. Saunders
    FORGET THE HYPE and the threats and the rumors about a deal brewing in Sacramento. California is not going to enact a bill to allow illegal immigrants to apply for driver's licenses this year or anytime soon. SB60 author Sen. Gil Cedillo, D-Los Angeles, proclaimed that the Legislature's about-face was a good thing because the new governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, had agreed to work with him on a bill this year that would be more acceptable to voters. Did Cedillo actually believe that? At the time, I figured that Cedillo and his supporters were running away from the bill in order...
  • California: Governor seeks "referendum proof" illegal alien driver license bill

    03/08/2004 5:38:55 PM PST · by John Jorsett · 157 replies · 942+ views
    KFI AM640, Los Angeles, John and Ken Show | March 8, 2004
    Just heard an appearance on the John and Ken show by Ron Prince, sponsor of the new Proposition 187-type initiative that (if it gets enough signatures) will appear on the November ballot. Prince reports that an associate was attending a meeting with Schwarzenegger aides, on the subject of how Republican candidates should handle their campaigns. In the course of the discussion, the question of the new illegal alien driver licenses came up. An aide answered, "Don't worry about that, we're going for a 'referendum-proof' version." It seems that if the legislature designates a bill as "urgent," two-thirds of the legislators...
  • California Legislators try to sneak by "urgent" driver's licence bill for illegal aliens

    02/13/2004 11:49:15 AM PST · by SunStar · 54 replies · 2,523+ views
    California Senate ^ | 2/13/04 | sneaky S.O.B. Cedillo
    LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST SB 1160, as introduced, Cedillo. Highways: drivers. Existing law makes it unlawful for a person to drive a motor vehicle upon a highway unless that person holds a valid driver's license issued under the Vehicle Code, and provides proof of financial responsibility. This bill would express the intent of the Legislature to enact appropriate legislation that improves the safety of all California residents while operating motor vehicles upon our highways by ensuring that all drivers of motor vehicles are properly licensed, tested, and maintain proof of financial responsibility. The bill would declare that it takes effect...
  • SB1160

    02/11/2004 1:21:49 PM PST · by TatooChick · 46 replies · 644+ views
    California Senate ^ | 2-2-04 | Gil Cedillo
    BILL NUMBER: SB 1160 INTRODUCED BILL TEXT INTRODUCED BY Senator Cedillo FEBRUARY 2, 2004 An act relating to drivers, and declaring the urgency thereof, to take effect immediately. LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST SB 1160, as introduced, Cedillo. Highways: drivers. Existing law makes it unlawful for a person to drive a motor vehicle upon a highway unless that person holds a valid driver's license issued under the Vehicle Code, and provides proof of financial responsibility. This bill would express the intent of the Legislature to enact appropriate legislation that improves the safety of all California residents while operating motor vehicles upon our...
  • California: New Effort Launched to Give Drivers Licenses to Illegal Immigrants

    02/05/2004 5:51:06 PM PST · by ambrose · 21 replies · 663+ views
    News10 ^ | 2.5.04
    New Effort Launched to Give Drivers Licenses to Illegal Immigrants Immigrant advocates are promoting a new attempt to allow illegal immigrants to obtain drivers licenses. The moved has prompted a number of prominent conservatives to gear up for a fight. Advocacy groups are counting on Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to make good on his promise to reconsider a law giving illegal immigrants the right to drive, as long as security issues are adequately addressed. Petitions in support of a new bill were dropped off at the governor's office on Wednesday. Sen. Gil Cedillo, D-Los Angeles, has pushed for similar laws several...
  • Activist group pushes new legislation allowing illegal immigrants the right to drive

    02/05/2004 4:14:31 PM PST · by calcowgirl · 7 replies · 528+ views
    napanews ^ | February 5, 2004 | DAVID RYAN
    Emboldened by President Bush's recent call for an overhaul of U.S. immigration policy, local immigrant groups and California legislators are again pushing for a bill that would allow undocumented workers to obtain driver's licenses. A coalition of activist groups delivered 32,000 signatures to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's office Wednesday, supporting SB 1160, a terse bill that calls on the legislature to pass a law that would ensure all California drivers were licensed and have proof of insurance. "The signatures are there to demonstrate there is support for developing legislation to give licenses to all drivers ... including the undocumented," said Sister...
  • Illegal-Immigrant Driver's License Bill Makes Second Attempt

    02/05/2004 3:48:32 PM PST · by Weimdog · 13 replies · 610+ views ^ | Thursday, February 5, 2004 | Will Shuck
    SACRAMENTO -- Last year's most controversial bill -- a measure to give driver's licenses to illegal immigrants -- has returned to the Legislature, and its author said Wednesday he fully expects it will incite a flood of opposition on conservative talk radio. And state Sen. Gilbert Cedillo, D-Los Angeles, has reason to worry, says a Sacramento-area radio personality. "I think he's right," said Eric Hogue, a drive-time talk-show host who predicts strong opposition from his listeners. Cedillo said he's willing to meet his critics halfway. He's negotiating with Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and expects to enact a compromise law that will...
  • World Net Daily: Schwarzenegger Ready To license Illegal Aliens (Driver's Licenses)

    01/30/2004 11:01:50 AM PST · by Pubbie · 198 replies · 764+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | January 30, 2004 |
    Though he campaigned hard against it, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is negotiating with a Democratic state lawmaker to draft a bill that would grant driver's licenses to illegal aliens. Schwarzenegger's first act as governor last fall was to repeal SB 60, signed by then-Gov. Gray Davis, which would have opened the road for the estimated 2 million illegal immigrants of driving age in the Golden State. This week, however, the new governor said he was "absolutely positive we'll come up with a great bill" to replace SB 60, opposed by 70 percent of California voters, according to exit polling during...
  • Driver license issue returns-Swartzennegger

    01/29/2004 8:33:46 PM PST · by Zipporah · 161 replies · 1,353+ views
    The Press Enterprise ^ | January 28, 2004 | JIM MILLER
    REPLACEMENT: The governor is confident he can legalize the road for undocumented residents. By / Sacramento Bureau SACRAMENTO - Gov. Schwarzenegger said Tuesday he was "absolutely positive we'll come up with a great bill" to replace a law granting driver licenses to undocumented immigrants that was repealed days after he took office. It was a strong sign he supports giving driver licenses to California residents in the state illegally. Schwarzenegger said his office has been working closely with state Sen. Gil Cedillo, D-Los Angeles, to craft a successor to SB 60. The law became a lighting rod for criticism during...
  • Transcript: Tom McClintock Debates Gil Cedillo, author of illegal licenses bill

    12/16/2003 9:06:03 AM PST · by go_tom · 85 replies · 761+ views
    CNN Lou Dobbs Tonight ^ | 12/15/2003 | Tom McClintock/Gil Cedillo
    DOBBS: That is the nature of things. All right, thank you very much, Lisa Sylvester. The nation's poorest borders have given rise to a host of problems for border states and beyond. Joining me now, the author of the California law that would have given driver's license to illegal aliens. which was overturned in California this month. We're joined now by Democratic State Senator Gil Cedillo. Also joined by Republican State Senator Tom McClintock, who says licenses for illegals would dangerously undermine law enforcement. Joining us tonight appropriately enough from the state capital, Sacramento. Gentlemen, good to have you with...
  • Boycott planned over license bill Protest organizers ask Latinos not to shop or work on Dec. 12

    12/05/2003 3:41:19 AM PST · by sarcasm · 96 replies · 409+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | December 5, 2003 | Jose Antonio Vargas
    <p>The word is getting around. Wendy Garcia, 19, is neither going to work nor going shopping on Friday, Dec. 12. Ditto for Ana Flores, 46, and Reynaldo Guzman, 32.</p> <p>These Latino immigrants -- angered by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's repeal on Wednesday of the driver's license bill that would have given illegal immigrants the right to drive -- will participate in a planned "boycott": a one-day economic strike in which Latinos are encouraged to not go to work, school or buy anything.</p>
  • Solving the Immigration Impasse (Arnold redefines Amnesty)

    09/24/2003 11:43:11 AM PDT · by Sabertooth · 118 replies · 5,549+ views - Schwarzenegger Campaign Website ^ | August, 2003 | Arnold Schwarzenegger
    Solving the Immigration Impasse Summary:Immigration has been the engine of California's economic prosperity and the richness of our culture. Almost 9 million Californians were born in a foreign country and nearly 40% of all households in our state speak a second language in addition to English. We have a proud tradition of being one of the most ethnically diverse places in the world. But it is important to ensure that new immigrants enter California the right way, so that they can get on a path toward fully participating, and contributing, to the California economy. And we should make sure...
  • Immigrants irked at license law repeal

    12/05/2003 6:36:07 AM PST · by boris · 49 replies · 471+ views
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | 12-05-2003 | Juliana Barbasssa
    Immigrants irked at license law repeal Road safety would improve, one says By Juliana Barbasssa Associated Press FRESNO -- Undocumented immigrants who were counting the days until they could get California driver's licenses were naturally frustrated when Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger quietly repealed the law this week. Supporters of the law, which would have taken effect Jan. 1, said the repeal hurts more than just immigrants, since millions of unlicensed, uninsured drivers remain on the roads, endangering others and raising insurance rates for everyone else. Critics persuaded Schwarzenegger to repeal the law Wednesday in part by arguing that the law was...
  • Schwarzenegger signs bill banning licenses for undocumented immigrants

    12/03/2003 9:59:56 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 28 replies · 409+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Dec. 3, 2003 | JIM WASSERMAN
    <p>Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger delivered on his second key campaign pledge Wednesday, repealing a bill that would have allowed an estimated 2 million undocumented immigrant drivers in California to begin applying for driver's licenses after Jan. 1.</p> <p>Schwarzenegger, who promised to overturn the license law within 100 days of taking office, signed the repeal bill on his 17th day with no ceremony or pictures. The action came two and a half weeks after Schwarzenegger fulfilled his first and most popular campaign promise -- to end nearly $4 billion in higher annual car taxes.</p>
  • Analysis: Driver's license issue still a test for the governor

    12/04/2003 8:45:06 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 310+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 12/4/03 | Amy Chance
    <p>Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger was up early and on the radio Wednesday morning to promote his economic-recovery plan, but the interview wasn't sticking to the script.</p> <p>Radio host Bill Handel, who averages about 1.5 million listeners a week on his top-rated Los Angeles talk show on KFI (640 AM), also wanted to ask about driver's licenses for illegal immigrants.</p>
  • One Chance to Kill SB60 (Illegal Drivers Licenses), Says McClintock (CA FReeper Alert, PLEASE READ)

    09/05/2003 4:59:52 PM PDT · by truthkeeper · 288 replies · 7,043+ views
    Tom McClintock, KRLA radio, KABC radio | truthkeeper
    Okay, a little voice told me to put up this thread... Since I heard Sen. McClintock explain this plan twice in two days, during two different radio station interviews, I thought it would be a good idea to synopsis it. (I think is an excellent idea.) As we have all pretty much figured, the way to do something about the passage of the illegal alien driver's license law, which will be signed any moment by our traitorous, corrupt governor, lies in our "ruby slippers," our wonderful referendum process. According to McClintock, the California Republican Assembly (a group which endorsed him,...
  • Arnold on drivers licenses

    12/02/2003 11:52:43 PM PST · by gubamyster · 87 replies · 2,632+ views
    SacBee Weblog ^ | 12/02/03 | Daniel Weintraub
    <p>Reporter: "You did say that to me when we talked one on one (Sept. 6, 2003) that you would consider a package deal that would have included a requirement of insurance for those people that are going to get the drivers license. That I know is something that you believe in. Do you also believe that all undocumented immigrants will be able to get a drivers license if they present insurance, if they have a background check, fingerprints?</p>
  • Schwarzenegger scores victory in repeal of license law

    12/02/2003 8:44:55 AM PST · by FairOpinion · 77 replies · 278+ views
    CNN ^ | Dec. 2, 2003 | CNN
    <p>CNN) -- California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger scored a major political victory Monday, as the state Assembly followed the Senate's lead and repealed a controversial law allowing undocumented immigrants to obtain driver's licenses.</p> <p>The law was passed just three months ago with the support of recalled Gov. Gray Davis. Schwarzenegger made repealing it a key promise in his campaign to replace Davis in the October 7 recall vote.</p>
  • California Assembly Debating Repeal of Drivers License for Illegals (CA Assembly Repeals SB 60)

    12/01/2003 3:19:24 PM PST · by ElkGroveDan · 42 replies · 505+ views
    The California State Assembly is presently debating the repeal of SB 60 (SB 1XXX, Oller), the measure which gave drivers licenses to illegal aliens has already passed the State Senate, and late last week it passed the Assembly Transportation Committee. It is expected to pass the full Assembly, and after that it goes to the Governor for his signature. If you can, tune in to your local Cal Channel on cable, or you can try to access the live audio stream here->
  • Recall the NOTORIOUS 9 - Repeal passes Assembly 64-9

    12/01/2003 5:01:15 PM PST · by comwatch · 23 replies · 961+ views
    Press Release via PDN Newsdesk ^ | Moday, December 1, 2004 | Rico Oller
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:Bill Bird (916) 445-5788 Oller Stops Illegal Alien Driver's License Law SB 1XXX Passes Final Legislative Test With Flying Colors SACRAMENTO: Legislation from Senator Rico Oller (R-San Andreas) passed its final legislative test in the State Assembly today, passing by a 64-9 vote. SB 1XXX authorizes a complete repeal of SB 60, the bill that awarded driver's licenses to illegal aliens in California. The Oller legislation will be forwarded to Governor Schwarzenegger for his signature. "This is one of those rare moments where legislators from both political parties recognized the will of the people of California and...
  • Ending SB 60 lets law prevail (driver's licenses for illegals)

    11/28/2003 2:35:04 PM PST · by freedomdefender · 21 replies · 303+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | Nov. 28, 2003 | William Mount and Harold Johnson
    <p>Ending SB 60 lets law prevail By William S. Mount and Harold Johnson -- Last week, state Sen. John Burton used the word "racist" to describe people who want to overturn SB 60, the scheme that would give California driver's licenses to illegal immigrants. But the issue isn't about racism; it's about respect for law. The rule of law protects every color and every ethnicity. SB 60 is an assault on the rule of law. It must be scuttled - and not resurrected. SB 60 was repealed Monday by the California Senate. The measure now goes to the Assembly, where a similar repeal is expected. These events are promising, but press accounts report that the bill may be revived in modified form next year.</p>
  • California repealing new alien-driver law

    11/28/2003 9:47:47 PM PST · by kattracks · 21 replies · 304+ views
    Washington Times | 11/29/03 | Audrey Hudson
    California lawmakers are moving quickly to overturn a law that allows illegal aliens to obtain driver's licenses. Last Monday, the state Senate repealed the measure on a unanimous 33-0 vote after just four minutes of debate and with the blessings of the bill's original author. The measure unanimously passed an Assembly committee Tuesday, and the full Assembly is expected to vote on the measure Monday and revoke the law just four weeks before it was scheduled to take effect. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger called the special legislative session to address the law last week after he was sworn into office. The...
  • Many Illegal Drivers Doubted License Law

    11/26/2003 9:38:43 AM PST · by gubamyster · 21 replies · 745+ views
    LA Times ^ | 11/26/03 | Daniel Hernandez and Monte Morin
    By Daniel Hernandez and Monte Morin, Times Staff Writers With or without a license, Florentina Torres says, she will keep driving. From her home in Huntington Park to her daughter's school in Long Beach to her housekeeping job in West Adams, Torres has driven on Southern California roads for 10 years without a license. The 40-year-old Mexico native said that hopes of driving legally were short-lived, as state legislators prepared to repeal a law that would have granted driver's licenses to illegal immigrants. "I go out on the street, and it's always with fear," Torres said. "But it's how I...
  • State Senate voids driver's license bill (California- liberal whine alert)

    11/25/2003 4:38:21 AM PST · by hotpotato · 13 replies · 303+ views
    SFGate ^ | Nov 24, 2003 | Lynda Gledhill
    <p>The state Senate moved to fulfill one of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's campaign promises Monday, voting to repeal a bill that would have allowed 2 million illegal immigrants to obtain driver's licenses starting Jan. 1.</p> <p>The overwhelming vote to repeal the law came after the measure's author met with Schwarzenegger and decided to endorse the repeal in exchange for cooperation on a new measure. Quick action is expected by the Assembly, and the bill repealing the law is likely to hit Schwarzenegger's desk next week.</p>
  • Recall Debate Transcript

    09/25/2003 2:25:30 AM PDT · by ambrose · 39 replies · 311+ views
    AP ^ | 9-25 | AP
    Recall Debate Transcript
  • California Immigrants defend SB60

    11/22/2003 11:07:43 AM PST · by sarcasm · 8 replies · 410+ views
    QUEPASA.COM ^ | November 20, 2003 | Marco A. Delgado
    Phoenix, Arizona, U.S., November 20, 2003 ( - To many California immigrant's rights protection groups, the battle has just begun against the new Republican governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, until recently an actor, to achieve that on January 1st Law SB60 will actually go into effect, thus allowing undocumented immigrants to obtain their drivers? licenses. In the understanding that it would be a document to conceal terrorists, the "gobernator", as the media have dubbed him, has taken the first step to seek the repeal of the polemic law promoted by Democratic state senator Gil Cedillo, and which was signed by ex-governor Gray...
  • California Senate has voted to repeal SB 60! (Drivers' Licenses for Illegals Being REPEALED Now!)

    11/24/2003 4:34:03 PM PST · by ElkGroveDan · 279 replies · 1,148+ views
    The California Senat is now voting on SB 1XXX by Senator Rico Oller to repeal SB 60, the dirvers license of illegal aliens bill. Reports are that the Democrats have been scared into supporting this. The recall exit polls showed it was the number one issue.
  • Driver's license repeal stalled; Democrats snub a Schwarzenegger bid for a compromise

    11/20/2003 12:54:18 PM PST · by StoneColdGOP · 52 replies · 873+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | Published November 19, 2003 | Jim Sanders and Ed Fletcher -- Bee Staff Writers
    <p>State lawmakers signaled Tuesday that they won't move quickly to fulfill Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's campaign pledge to repeal a measure granting driver's licenses to illegal immigrants.</p> <p>Convening in a special session, Assembly Democrats blocked efforts to immediately repeal the new law, and Senate President Pro Tem John Burton labeled as "racist" the push to kill SB 60.</p>
  • Governor Schwarzenegger Announces California Recovery Plan

    11/19/2003 3:33:33 AM PST · by goldstategop · 9 replies · 296+ views
    California Governor's Home Page ^ | 11/18/03 | Arnold Schwarzenegger
    Gov. Schwarzenegger Announces 'California Recovery Plan' 11/18/2003 Calls on Legislature to Repeal SB60, Pass Workers Compensation Reform, Structural Budget Reforms SACRAMENTO Gov. Schwarzenegger unveiled his "California Recovery Plan," and called on the Legislature to repeal SB60, pass meaningful workers compensation reform and structural budget reforms so the state no longer spends more money than the state receives. "I will not shrink from the challenge or shirk my responsibility to the people of California. So today I want to detail my California recovery plan." said Schwarzenegger. Gov. Schwarzenegger laid out three separate reform packages as part of the "California Recovery...
  • (CA) Senate leader contends effort to kill (illegal immigrant) license law is `racist'

    11/18/2003 5:50:10 PM PST · by steppenwolffe · 130 replies · 2,052+ views
    AP ^ | 11-18-03 | steve lawrence
    <p>SACRAMENTO (AP) - Senate leader John Burton charged Tuesday that attempts to overturn a new law allowing undocumented immigrants to obtain drivers' licenses were being fueled by racism, but he stopped short of saying that was Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's motivation. "I say the issue is racism," the San Francisco Democrat told reporters. "Do you think if these people were white and not brown skinned we would be talking about it? I don't.</p>