I think "immigrants" should be able to keep their driver's license because they have been working hard to be able to live in this country. Plus they are discriminated against just because they are "illegal" and because they are not white! Many "illegal immigrants" have worked very hard to be able to have their families live a good life. The "illegal immigrants" that live here came here for a reason. I am pretty sure that reason wasn't to be discriminated against or to have things taken away from them. These "illegal immigrants," as everybody calls them, actually have to work harder then "legal" people. The "illegal immigrants" work in oil fields and in other jobs that many "legal" people do not want to work in because it is too much work or it doesn't pay enough. You know the people that are "legal" have it easier, so even if the "illegal immigrants" are all deported, who will work in oil fields, clean offices and schools, or work in other jobs like that? I am pretty sure it won't be you, because it doesn't pay enough. "Illegal immigrants" have to work harder to get what "legal" people get. So taking away their licenses won't make everything better. At least "illegal immigrants" get and use licenses unlike other people who drive without a license. If you think "illegal immigrants" drive illegally just because they are "illegal," you make me laugh. So I will do whatever it takes to make sure that they do not have their licenses taken away!
While we might think it wrong, it is the right thing to do. We must put aside all out differences and consider that this is the right humane thing to do. Humanity must change its mentality and remember that those who broke the law are still humans and deserve another chance. As a matter of fact they broke the law with the intention of making a better life. It is because America has stood for equality and opportunity that so many are drawn to it and it is for that reason many would risk breaking the law to be part of America. Consider it a privilege that so many want to be part of America. At the end of it all, we will be making life better for friends, family, school mates, partners and our neighbors.
May we all strive to do the right thing.
First of all illegal immigrants should be able to get a drivers license. A lot of people are saying that that illegal immigrants are criminals, that is one of the stupidest thing I've ever heard. I being living in California for 17 years and most of the criminals I seen on the news and in person were US citizens. I think that if illegal immigrants have a criminal record they shouldn't but that's not all immigrants, A lot work hard and they deserve a driving license.
God made us all equal, from Mexico to Chinatown. No one should be left behind; we all have to become equal. American or not, they come over here to start a better life, and if a Hindu gets a driver's license, a Mexican should get one too. Thank you and have a nice day.
Many of you don't know why these people come to the US. They live in very poor conditions and that is the only choice they have. And to the people that think that you can just go to an office and get a valid SSN you are very wrong. It takes many years to go through the process. If illegal immigrants are driving on our roads we might as well grant them the privilege to drive. If we granted them that privilege there would be less hit and run accidents and they would carry insurance.
If you take the time to think about it, Indians and the Spanish are the only true citizens of this country. All the rest of you are from generations of other countries. "Illegals" having a licesne means more money for the government, Insurance, Vehicle taxes Ect. Don"t be so Racist. All the people I know work hard and take nothing from the government. Grow up and stop being so selfish. That is what" wrong with this country. Cj
If illegal immigrants were not allowed to obtain driver's licenses, they will continue driving, and it will not result in their deportment. If illegal immigrants are allowed to obtain driver's licenses, they will continue driving, and it will not result in their deportment. Essentially, nothing about the status or behavior of immigrants changes if they are allowed to get driver's licenses. All other things being equal, illegal immigrants should be allowed to obtain driver's licenses. It will ensure that at least some of them meet the minimum requirements for driving, and promote living within the law.
Not everybody that is illegal is here for wrong reason or to live off the government! There are people out there that have suffered a lot and are really trying to provide and make a difference for there family. I think they should be able to obtain a driver license so they can be able to get around and it would make things a little bit easier when it comes to getting a job. People shouldn't judge just because they aren't from the United States. Besides there are people that are from the United States who are lazy and use the hell out of the system.
I cannot believe the things said by people who clearly have not done there research and are ignorant. Most illegal immigrants are not here to take anything from the United States, if anything they are here to work hard and earn a living. They do not come here to drive they come here to work. Not only would giving them drivers licenses make our roads much safer but it would also lower every single person's insurance premium. I do not know about anyone else but I would not mind saving money from the little that I make already. Anyway there are several states that allow anyone regardless of there status get drivers licenses and they have seen the benefits. People need to stop being so cruel and do some actual research before putting there two cents in. What if your ancestors knew that YOU were saying that THEY should just be sent back to Europe, Asia, Africa or wherever they came from, you would not be here now right??? Do not be angry at certain people without a reason, it is 2012 people, seriously??
America claims to be a "FREE COUNTRY" obviously not! I believe that illegal immigrants should be able to get a drivers license if they carry a clean record. Immigrants might be here ilegally, but if we think about it they are paying taxes and bills just like anybody else in this country.
Absolutely not! Ever heard the phrase, "driving is a privilage, not a right". Arrest and deport is the only answer to this growing problem. No US citizen should have to compete with illegals for anything. Not food, housing, health care, schooling, JOBS - NOTHING!
Illegals have ZERO rights to anything in America and that includes driving a car on our roads.
Illegal immigrants don't pay taxes or even have Social Security... These means they are hiking along for ALL the same privileges as honest tax-paying Americans, but with out the taxes. The biggest issue is in insurance... If you get in a car wreck with an illegal immigrant, your screwed... He has no identification or insurance to pay for your car. We shouldn't give equal right to people who aren't paying their fair share and didn't even come here legally.
Illegals cannot read or write English and therefore cannot take a test or read road signs. USA should not be accomodating spanish speaking or any other language by allowing them to take tests in their own language. Additionally Illegals should be deported as they have now committed a crime by entering the USA illegally. If Luis Guiterrez in Illinois wishes to be an advocate for Illegals, he should move to Mexico and take his stance there.
The only thing illegal immigrants should get is deported. I don't know why people advocate giving things to illegal immigrants, just get rid of them. The immigration system needs reform, but in no way are we bound to respect people who decide to ignore our laws for their own benefit. It doesn't matter if you're paying taxes and bills, you're still breaking the law. For some reason, it seems to me that people like to ignore the "illegal" part in "illegal immigration".
ILLEGAL means you are breaking the law, you are a criminal, albeit not a convicted one because in may areas you cannot arrest or even detain an illegal immigrant. THIS SHOULD BE THE FIRST LAW THAT IS ENFORCED. Why do the law abiding tax payers have to support these illegals. We do the charitable thing and support our own criminals in our prisons. You have to draw the line somewhere. Ship them all out, like cargo, not passengers.
It's surprising to me that this is even a valid question. I already know a certain group will jump on my back for stating my opinion so for those I speak of say what you will, it matters not!OK, the simple answer... Because they are illegally in the country! What other countries tolerate illegal immigration like the U.S. Does? Maybe Britain, other than that none! Before those of you from Mexico run your mouths, why don't you educate yourselves on how your country treats illegal immigration then come and talk to me. I've noticed on this thread the worn out tired statement that Americans are lazy and illegals do the jobs Americans don't want. This has validity to an extremely small degree. I've been in the construction business for many years and witness first hand the FACTS! Illegal immigrants take jobs from skilled quality workers on a large scale! No, not because Americans don't want to work but because Americans cannot financially compete with a group of people who can afford to work for low wages because often times they have multiple families sharing the expense of one household. I've personally witnessed this scenario time and again so it's pointless to try and deny this as it is as factual as it gets. I cannot blame people for pursuing a better life but I have. A big problem with it when it's at the expense of people who are in America legally. Secondly, it sure seems to me that the immigrants from the Latin group want nothing to do with being American, it seems as though most want to come here and push America to conform to their ways! So if they want to benefit from the society my ancestors built but don't want to put forth any effort to be American then why the hell should they deserve an American drivers license?
They simply have no respect for the USA. They come to take our jobs and over breed there population to outnumber the American society. They care nothing about our laws. Why give them another advantage? If anything, we need enforcement of our laws. The US is too soft on illegals, that's why they keep coming back time after time. Something tougher needs to be done
If a citizen wants a driving license they must follow a process, and must be able to lawfully
be of age, take the examines, have no criminal charges that would prohibit the license, read the traffic signs, and take the test. Also have insurance etc. All of these things are required by law. But if a citizen cannot or fails to provide or pass the requirements to achieve these things then they
cannot drive. Its against the law.
They come to our country illegally and then they get rewarded with a driver's license! They are not supposed to be here and then if they come they get rewarded! Then they will bring back friends and then all those people will get a driver's license! people wrote that they will drive more carefully. They only will so they don't get in jail and be sent back to their own country! Do you see my point yet? Did you change your mind if you said yes?
Illegal immigrants should not be able to obtain a driver's licenses in the U.S. I think the most important word in this question is "ILLEGAL" immigrants. Granted America is known as the "melting pot", however there are certain laws and regulations to follow to become a legal immigrant. Those who do not or will not abide by these laws should not receive anything from the United States. That means no welfare, no health care and no drivers licenses. It seems to me that by allowing all of these things to be given to illegal immigrants there is no longer any drive for them to become legal.