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Posted: 1/6/2003 6:06:52 PM EST
[b]Driver's license measure, Part 3 Cedillo says his bill will allow all illegal immigrants, despite status, to obtain one.[/b] By HANH KIM QUACH The Orange County Register SACRAMENTO – Although a bill to allow some undocumented residents to obtain driver's licenses was vetoed for a second time last year, its author said this week that he will pitch an even bolder proposal: Let all undocumented residents get one. Sen. Gil Cedillo, D-Los Angeles, believes his new bill has a better chance of passage in the legislative session that resumes today - even though more restrictive versions have been twice vetoed by Gov. Gray Davis. The new bill would allow as many as 2 million undocumented immigrants to obtain a driver's license - and not just those who are in the process of becoming legal immigrants and are stuck in the Immigration and Naturalization Service backlog, as was called for in the rejected 2002 version. Cedillo - who denounced Davis' "failed leadership" after last fall's veto and said he could no longer support Davis for governor - believes Davis will now sign the bill. "He was being political. He was up for re-election and I respect that," Cedillo said. "Today, we're fresh. It's clean and there is no law that meets California's needs." The biggest argument against the bill has been that it could allow terrorists to more easily infiltrate the United States. Proponents of it believe it will increase highway safety because it will prompt undocumented immigrants who are now driving illegally to learn to drive safely so they can obtain valid licenses and insurance. They say it will increase security because it will put them in the Department of Motor Vehicles database, which is available to law-enforcement agencies. Davis' office was noncommittal."
Link Posted: 1/6/2003 6:34:36 PM EST
It's almost comical the BS that comes out of SoCal. Amazing. [whacko]
Link Posted: 1/6/2003 6:38:25 PM EST
Instead of giving them licenses, they ought to teach 'em to drive.
Link Posted: 1/6/2003 6:40:50 PM EST
Who cares if they let them get licenses ? They already drive now anyway right ? At least if they got a license they'd be paying for something.
Link Posted: 1/6/2003 6:45:35 PM EST
Originally Posted By trickshot: Instead of giving them licenses, they ought to teach 'em to drive.
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LOL! I bet they'll resist the state mandated insurance clause too.
Link Posted: 1/6/2003 6:53:16 PM EST
A valid DL is a big part of becoming "legitimate" in the system. The idea of "illegal immigrant" is so un-PC now (hence the term "[i]undocumented[/i] immigrant". If this ever gets passed then they've gone another big step toward what the democraps want, more dependant sheeple to keep voting them into power. Hell, it's working like a charm here in California.
Link Posted: 1/6/2003 6:59:23 PM EST
Hell, they drive now. Maybe licensing them will coerce them into buying insurance. Well, maybe not.
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I'm on the fence too. Part of me says screw them, they are illegal they shouldnt even be able to buy food at the grocery store let alone get a CDL. But, as a street cop, it sure would be nice if they had a valid picture ID rather than playing the no speakey game and giving a different name every time they are busted.
Link Posted: 1/7/2003 1:40:39 AM EST
I say that they should also be allowed to get CCW permits too.
Link Posted: 1/7/2003 1:46:41 AM EST
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Link Posted: 1/7/2003 2:04:11 AM EST
Originally Posted By AR15fan: I'm on the fence too. Part of me says screw them, they are illegal they shouldnt even be able to buy food at the grocery store let alone get a CDL. But, as a street cop, it sure would be nice if they had a valid picture ID rather than playing the no speakey game and giving a different name every time they are busted.
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A big ditto on that. If they can get licenses and insurance, most illegal immigrants will. They changed the law around here a few years back so that they can get state IDs, and with some big PR work to the immigrant community telling them they needed to have DLs and insurance, our compliance rate has gone up significantly. I used to have one or two "No Licensia, No Segura" stops per day, now they are fairky rare (when I am actually working the streets, which is also fairly rare). BTW, DOB is actually on the Mexican voter registration cards, buried in the 20-or so digit number on the bottom. I forget exactly how you read it, but if I had one, I could tell you.
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Now this would be a great idea if they swapped the DMV workers at each site with Border Patrol and INS agents!
Link Posted: 1/7/2003 5:16:29 AM EST
[Last Edit: 1/7/2003 5:16:57 AM EST by racebaiter]
registration leads to deportation.
Link Posted: 1/7/2003 7:37:20 AM EST
Originally Posted By AR15fan: "He was being political. He was up for re-election and I respect that," Cedillo said. "Today, we're fresh. It's clean and there is no law that meets California's needs."
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Oh don't you just love that. Translation: "Sure it's election time and we need to lie to those stupid voting bastards, but we're in control now, we can do whatever we want."
Link Posted: 1/7/2003 7:46:01 AM EST
You guys are missing the bigger picture...MotorVoter.Get the illegals d/l's you will also get them voter registration. This is not being done for ANYONE'S safety, it is strictly to get MORE illeagls to the polls to vote democrapic.
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How about if we went through the motions of the test and everything, and then had them drive to the jail for the driving test. Take a mugshot instead of a regular DL picture. Hold them for 6 months or so, and then send them back to Mexico.
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