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Posted: 8/28/2004 6:59:32 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/28/2004 7:00:04 PM EDT by kabal57]
Well at least he got this one right, Wonder what he's gonna do about that bs .50 cal ban and the stupid ammo registration bill.


Schwarzenegger to Veto Illegal Immigrant Licenses

Sat Aug 28, 3:49 PM ET

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By Spencer Swartz

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (news - web sites) will veto legislation that would allow nearly 2 million illegal immigrants who pass criminal background checks to obtain driver's licenses, a spokeswoman said on Saturday.

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The Democratic-controlled California Senate and Assembly approved bills on Friday, the final day of the legislative session, to allow illegal immigrants to apply for driver's licenses.

The legislation was similar to a measure, signed into law by former Democratic Gov. Gray Davis (news - web sites), that Schwarzenegger vowed to have revoked during his campaign for governor last year. The Legislature repealed the law after Schwarzenegger's election.

The latest measure included new provisions such as requiring illegal immigrants to pay for fingerprint background checks. But Margita Thompson, a spokeswoman for the Republican governor, said Schwarzenegger would veto it because it still did not provide enough guarantees to prevent would-be terrorists from entering the state and creating new identities.

"Security background checks (provided for in the legislation) are not sufficient for us to determine that the people who are getting licenses are the people they say they are," Thompson said.

She added the governor also wanted licenses for illegal immigrants to be distinguishable from standard driver's licenses, a provision not included in the legislation passed by state lawmakers.

Minority groups have argued that allowing illegal immigrants, many of whom are Hispanics, to obtain driver's licenses could make the state's roads safer because license holders would need to pass a driver's test and buy car insurance.

Critics have said allowing illegal immigrants to obtain driver's licenses would reward those who break immigration laws.

A representative for Democratic state Sen. Gilbert Cedillo, who led the push to allow illegal immigrants to obtain driver's licenses, was not immediately available to comment.
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 7:02:56 PM EDT
If he doesn't kill the .50 ban he won't have my vote next time around. Not that he cares about gun owners.
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 7:09:31 PM EDT

Way to go! Now he needs to do the will of the Cali people and kick their asses out of schools and off of welfair. I forget what year it was but Cali went to the polls and voted to do just that and the supreme fasist court of cali said it was inconstitutional and over ruled the will of the people.

Arnold will sign the bill banning .50. I saw him on Leno and he said he supports the AWB and wants to "close the gunshow loophole".
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 9:21:56 PM EDT
We don't need no steeenking licence. Or insurance. Or registration. Or Green card....
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 10:34:16 PM EDT
Like it matters most these jokers just buy a drivers licence and social security card. Get a job claim married 10 and pay zero taxes.
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 10:36:49 PM EDT
Arnie's putting a bit more sanity back into state-level govt. The driver's license issue is an issue that is near and dear to the Calif. Dems.
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 11:30:22 PM EDT
Hopefully he will veto the Ammo and 50 cal bills as well.... Heeeeeere's hopin'
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