America how its formed....its a land of immigrants...who are the people living here...ancestors came from europe and africa dont forget that...killed the native indians and grab land from them and today you speak like a native america..."there is no native american" all are immigrants Black, white, brown,yellow all colors and creed and religions are here. born here it dosent mean you have the luxury of living on the people like parasite taking food stamps robbing stores , working white collar jobs and end of year stealing money from the wall street and showing losses.
Every one has a american dream people who are immigrant before and now work hard and taken part in building this great nation. dont forget that who is your construction worker, gardner, hard labour you cant even dream you self in thier position you work for $30 per hour and you cry on people who earn $5 per hour...you need free money health care and food stamps and free house...but illegals should be sent back to home. Think of you people are you human....for that 54 percent of people saying no to drivers license i pity you people...you know what is hunger, what is killing , rape no...people come to this country to escape those...see on the mexican border bodies of illegal immigrants piled up killed by drug cartel people they came here just get some bread and send some money to their people who are hungry in back home. you dont know what is pain and illegals live every day in pain who came leaving their loved ones....show some mercy
I used to complain like you for every reason until i found the pain of those people....live and let live people...dont be selfish bastards....
This question can't be considered in isolation without looking at our immigration policy in total. To that end, I think that illegal immigrants should be allowed to obtain drivers' licenses provided they enter a special program that allows a path to citizenship available to those immigrants who have gainful employment, have a functional grasp of English, and no criminal history. Others should be deported. Those looking to integrate into society in this way should be given access to drivers' licenses so they can continue to work and contribute to society. Even better would be to change our immigration policy so those people can easily emigrate legally, but we have to look at what's politically realistic.
It's a known fact that illegal immigrants are driving with or without a license, however many many illegal immigrants are adopting a very dangerous attitude about driving without a license, if they cant take the hands on wheel test required by the law, they're not going to bother taking driving lessons, therefore, we're having more accident caused by people who are just driving with ''God's License''.
It's also hypocrite to allow iilegal immigrants to buy auto insurance to cover damages in case of an accident, but they cant have a license which in most cases enables the police to take their casr away. That's not right. GIVE ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS DRIVER'S LICENSES
alot of the illegal mecixian has children with a amercian citizen and they dont worry because they know they can go to mexico and not take care of the kids
Not all illegal immigrants are criminals, I'll tell you from first hand ALL the iilegal immigrants I know, are hard working people who have to bend backwards to get their kids to school and get to work, the simplest thing such as getting to the grocery store.
Not all illegal immigrants are criminals and giving some rights to them can serve as incentives on getting them on the right track. They may be encouraged to try to give back to society if they know that they are given some importance. Issuing drivers licenses will not only create an identity for these people but it can greatly help in decreasing the number of accidents or acts involving car theft if that happens to be one of the biggest crimes committed by them. They rebel against society because they are treated very unfairly and so it is only natural for them to react the way they do.
How is this country going to be hypocritical allowing them to get a license with no proof of legal status and then taking it away isn't that breaking some kind of law itself Indian givers!
Every individual driving in this country should get a driver's license, legal or illegal, they work here, they live here, the fact that they cant get a driver's license sounds to me like it's just another way for the government to make illegal immigrants' lives misserable. As long as theyre not delinquents, whats wrong with them having a license to drive? That doesnt change their legal status.
Drivers licenses are a tool for safety, not for enforcement of immigration laws. When one is driving on the road, safety is a far more important issue than is illegal immigration. Drivers licenses are a tool to encourage drivers to understand regulations and safe driving practices, and are a tool for punishing those who drive in an unsafe manner. To deliberately create a situation where large numbers of drivers on the road are unlicensed would be unwise.
If you check your heritage you,ll see that your ancestors are not from America, they are from other places. Besides that the US broke immigration laws in Mexico when they got California, Nevada, etc., so people cant blame immigrants for coming here illegally. I used Mexico as an example so don,t say this us just for Mexicans. Also Its true that immigrants run away from crashes because they don't have a license so they would get in more trouble. With the license they wouldn't run away and solve the problem there. Of course there should be a regulation on them or something, but they should still be able to have a license.
Most of the people that oppose to this are republicans who love NOboby but themselves. illegal immigration has been and will be here for ever. So i rather know that everybody who is behind the wheel has a driver licence and insurance just for my safety. I just don't understand this idiots who oppose to something logical. Do you rather have everyone with licence who is behind the wheel? or take a chance as we are doing right now? WAKE UP people.
Illegal immigrants in the United States should be allowed to obtain drivers licenses so they will also be required to get auto insurance. If an illegal immigrant hits you with his car, he can just drive away and nobody can do anything about it. If he's not registered to drive, he won't have to buy car insurance. Everybody on the road needs to have car insurance to pay for the accidents they may cause. But when an illegal gets a license, it should be marked in some way so the law can easily see he's an illegal. Just like I have to have my license restricted because I wear glasses, and I cannot drive without them, an illegal cannot use his license for other lawful things Americans can.
Illegal immigrants in the US should be allowed to obtain driver's licenses because that is what officers in the biggest areas of illegal aliens believe. They see the problems that happen when someone drives without a license anyway, that they flee the scene of accidents or drive unsafely because they don't know any better. Illegal immigration should not be rewarded or encouraged, but as long as it still happens, practicality should win over punishment.
Living in Texas I know all too well about illegal immigrants driving, causing wrecks, and driving off. They drive off because they do not have valid drivers licenses. If they had the licenses, they would not drive off, and so many people would not be forced to pay for wrecks caused by illegal immigrants. If illegal immigrants are able to get drivers licenses it would help in many ways. The immigrants would be less likely to steal others identities and would be kept track of better.
The problem with illegal aliens driving is that they will drive regardless and without proper identification, if they get in an auto accident, they need to be identified by an ID. The DMV is not in the business of deporting people, they are in the business of making sure suitable drivers are on the road with proper credentials. Holding individuals responsible for their actions is the reasoning I support drivers licenses for illegal aliens.
It makes perfect sense for illegal immigrants to get a driver's license because they are going to drive anyway and if we were to get into an accident with an illegal immigrant they would have to have car insurance so we wouldn't have to worry about how we are going to get the money to pay for our damages if the immigrant doesn't have car insurance.
It is necessary for all working class to have a drivers license no matter their citizen status. Undocumented immigrants are in the united states and are always going to be here no matter how they have to hide. So we need to give them the opportunity to have the proper license and insurance as to avoid car collisions or accidents with no documentation
If it's a "free country" then why not let this pass? People who are illegal immigrants are going to be driving anyway, regardless if they have a license. So let's give everybody one. There are fourteen states that allow driver's licenses to be obtained without showing 'legal presence'. So why not all 50?
We can all achieve if we are giving the oppurtunity. We can be more than just what they just expect us too. We can make the same money, hold the same degrees, respect only if we are granted to. Having a valid Driver's License is the begingging. We are not all criminals.
From a philosophical view, our nation and society is based off of the idea that everyone is equal and has equal opportunity. If we think different about these illegal immigrants, then that is wrong. Also, most illegal immigrants drive without a licenses, so why don't we just teach them how to drive and teach them the safety procedures.
If immigrants aren't allowed to obtain a drivers license then why are they being punished for driving without one? It's ridiculous that the "law" only applies when it's convenient ($$$) to the government! It's obvious that if they could get one they would! If they don't or are unwilling to respect the driving laws, then punish them! How can they defend themselves if they are not getting a chance in the first place!
I am all for giving them licenses so they can become more accountable for all the accidents they cause. I was once hit by an illegal alien and since he did not had a license, he did not had insurance and I was left with all the charges to fix my car. I can't blame him since the state won't allow him to get a license. It would also help keep track of their identity
America states to be the country of Freedom. Every American, illegal or not, has the same rights as us. They deserve to have legal documents to drive. They contribute to our states economy, they do the job most Americans don't want to do. Plus, did we forget that every so called American is also an illegal in this country. The real Americans are the Native Indians, this is their country.
Illegal immigrants in the United States being allowed to have drivers licenses will lead to safer roads and a better economy. It provides an easier way to know who is who, and illegal immigrants will have insurance and will therefore buy cars and open bank accounts. They will buy houses, and pay taxes, and they will get a job and spend more here versus sending all their money out of the country.
Everyone has their own agenda here in America. If someone is illegal, they most likely will try to drive without a license, and that is just wreckless. If they happen to get into a crash, they leave the other person with insurance bearing all the costs! If both drivers had drivers licenses, the entire process would be better and no one would be left screwed over.
Issuing drivers license or a state I.D to everybody would help the police and other law enforcing agencies to know who they are dealing with if they have a criminal record if they wanted and similar things but not issuing a drivers license to illegals its just another way to raise state money.
The automotive and police department know illegals drive with out drivers license everyday every minute this is just a way to get money, and that should stop right now today!
In order to enforce traffic rules and keep the insurance rates down, any resident should be able to obtain a driver's license. It should however have in big letters not valid for employment or other benifit without supporting documentation to avoid confusion from people who think a driver's license is a proof of citizenship.
Every individual driving in this country should get a driver's license, legal or illegal, they work here, they live here, the fact that they cant get a driver's license sounds to me like it's just another way for the government to make illegal immigrants' lives misserable. As long as theyre not delinquents, whats wrong with them having a license to drive? That doesnt change their legal status.
Yes, illegal immigrants in the United States should be allowed to obtain drivers licenses. Most illegal immigrants already do not pay taxes, so why should we prohibit them from paying a small tax in this case, especially when it would help us track them and regulate their interactions with our society? The answer is that we shouldn't prohibit them. If American nationals like me have to sit in line at the DMV, then so do illegal immigrants.
We need to understand that this land rightfully belonged to the Native Americans and everyone else is simply an immigrant. I don't see how denying illegal immigrants the right to obtain a license is harmful to anyone, a citizen or a non-citizen. Moreover, usually someone becomes an illegal immigrant because they are trying to get or give a better life to their kids or family back in their country and their intention is not to hurt anyone.
It is true that they're here illegally, but theyre illegal because the immigration system in this country sucks, lets admitt it, besides a driver's license is not a work permit, although theyre working anyway, they contribute to the economy whether we want to admitt it or not.
Illegal immigrants need their drivers license for work and survival, just like all U.S. citizens. Denying this option creates uninsured drivers and problems for legal drivers, as illegals will still drive. Having a license will help identity issues with more than just driving, like with banking and crime.
In Lant Pritchett's wonderful book, Let Their People Come, he argues that immigration is the single most effective way to help the world's poor. Third-world workers allowed to work in first-world economies can make tens to dozens of times more money for the same exact work. They then take that money, and send it back to their home countries, helping to improve them in ways that foreign aid can't touch. We owe it to the world's poor to make immigration easier, and driver's licenses is one small step toward that goal.
A license is a social contract, in this case a contract for safe vehicle operation. I would much rather know that people on the road with me are operating their trucks, cars and so on safely and responsibly, it's a completely separate issue from migration. If anything licensing would improve our ability to know who is where, because driver's licenses work as identity cards. We may not want people crossing our borders outside of the law but if they are here we want them to interact in society with the maximum ability to integrate and become part of the common order.
Just because they're illegal, does that make them any more dangerous of a driver than you? Anyone can get in car accident but if they aren't able to obtain insurance, it just complicates things for everyone. Not allowing these rights is just mean and makes things harder on everyone, especially car dealerships. This economy needs as much money flow as possible and car purchases are a big percentage. Allowing immigrants licenses can help steer this country in the right direction, not doing such isn't just hurting immigrant families, but yours as well.
We are humans not an animals, courteous to humans do not exist with the people who oppose, obliging is what they lack. The oppose side can not give a full detail reason as to why not, but what we hear is hate toward immigrants. We all have something in common, dna. So, what is the difference because our outer appearance is different from yours. Immigrants are here by no choice, but its unfortunate other countries do share wealth, very little education is provided, violence, and poverty drives innocent humans to United States. I cant believe people treat people this why, what is wrong with this country full of hate, over a freaking driving license.
Sure add more things to the list. I dont think a criminal deserves any rights until hey pays his taxes, gets his documents and pay his dept to America. Why should we help give illegal immigrants "a protection for themselves" if they are not a legal citizen. They come into our country, not even minding to become a citizen, and then expect to get the full rights of being one? Explain how that makes sense.
While our president is out pandering for votes, remember if the kid is here illegally then so is the parent.
No birthright citizenship #1 deterrent to illegal immigration, come on New Zealand outlawed birthright citizenship years ago and it is an isolated island not bordering with the third world. Change some laws, ammend the constitution, politicians need to stop pandering and start governing. Deport those who are caught overstaying visas, the number one way to do that is catch them driving without a valid license. What is good for the rest of the civilized world is good for the USA.
They are illegal. My mother spent her time and effort to earn her citizenship; why don't the immigrants earn theirs. They also bring drugs over here and they don't have rights because they're not U.S. citizens. I also don't want kids out in the street getting a hold of drugs.
Illegal immigrants have broken our nation's laws and entered our country without regard for its entrance requirements. Of course they should not get drivers licenses or anything else our country provides because they are here illegally. As soon as its determined that a license applicant is illegal, they should be turned over to the authorities.
If we allow people who illegally cross the borders to obtain drivers licenses, then we are basically saying they are residents. A drivers license is a proof of residency, and an official government document. A picture ID is needed to rent a home, enroll in school, and get other tax-related benefits that the real citizens pay for. I say we make life difficult on those who cross the borders improperly. Make it hard to live, so they will be motivated to use the proper channels in legally establishing residency. Why hand them freedom on a silver platter or, in this case, on a plastic card?
People fighting for open borders are not even thinking logically or rationally. To open the borders for all these illegal’s jumping into our midst is not only taxing our taxes (pardon the pendant); they are also taxing every part of our existence.
Larger classrooms making education more strained. Teachers having larger classrooms dedicate less time to students. More teachers needing to be hired cost more education dollars that could be spent elsewhere; and again straining out tax dollars. The circle continues and I think you get my meaning.
To the people that say entering the USA illegally should not be a crime, or is NOT a crime as it is not a felony, are missing the entire message.
If coming to the USA is not a crime, remaining here illegally has to be. Why do I say this?
1) Remaining here illegally means you are not working, therefore stealing our tax dollars by means of welfare, medical, and other cost for subsistence.
2) If working, you are not paying taxes to the federal government. NO Social Security card. If you have one, it is not your and you have stolen someone else’s ID.
3) In order for an illegal to remain in the USA they have to continually break the law in order to not get caught.
This list can also go on and on.
A child born here is an American Citizen. This is the most ridiculous thing on the planet. The USA is the only country that allows this.
If a child is a citizen, that does NOT make the illegal parent a citizen and therefore the parents should be deported. As for the child, you have a choice, take it home and raise it in your country of origin, or place it for adoption. There are a great many of your supporters that would just love to have your child and raise it at no cost to you.
The key word here is illegal. If you are an immigrant in this country and have come here by legal and verifiable means, you are entitled to the rights and privileges that come with the effort you made and the contributions that you make to the country. If you are here illegally, you are not contributing the to overall society, through the tax process etc., and should not be granted the privileges that citizens receive (including a drivers license). You should also not be eligible for the welfare benefits that many receive without at least declaring your wish to become a citizen and starting the process to reach that end.
Are laws worthless? Personally I think we could freely admit everyone and do just fine. Give us you tired, etc. But if the law is on the books, it should be enforced or thrown out. Making people live in illegal limbo and sanctioning it by giving out driver's licences is immoral.
Yes they should, proud child of mexican parents and they should. You dont know what we have to go through. Just because you're white doesnt mean anything. You were once immigrants too because the Indians were here first !
ILLEGAL means ILLEGAL.
They should ALL be deported NOW.
Their burden FAR exceeds their contribution.
A driver's license goes further in this country than a green card. It makes them MUCH harder to track down in the future when we finally DO snap out of this and get rid of them all.
Where does this chain of events stop? There are a couple reaosns why illegal immigrants should not be allowed to obtain a drivers license.
First, if we allow illegal immigrants to obtain a legal license, why stop there? Next, we should give them the right to vote. And then allow them to get a bank account. That's a slipper slope. An illegal immigrant will become so integrated into our society that deportation will become increasingly difficult.
Second, by giving illegal immigrants a drivers license we are not only ignorning but AIDING the commission of a crime. That becomes an equally slippery slope.
Lastly, let me address the other sides argument that a drivers license will allow illegal immigrants to obtain insurance. If you look at the bigger picture, I dont think the means justifies the end. Let me premise my argument by saying that minorities involved in traffic accidents represent less than one percent of all accidents. If ALL immigrants are allowed to obtain a drivers license how many of those are going to buy car insurance? I would argue a small percentage. They don't have a lot of assets to protect and already get free medical coverage via the emergency room. Therefore, allowing illegal immigrants to obtain a driver's license, which has far reaching consequences, is an extreme proposal to address such a small problem (minority accidents and lack of car insurance).
There are much bigger issues that need to be addressed first before we even consider whether illegal immigrants should be allowed to obtain drivers licenses and car insurance.
Illegal immigrants in the U.S. because they did not go through the proper steps to enter this country. In some countries if you are there illegally, they put you in jail.
If immigrants are to be categorized as illegal, then they should not enjoy the rights and privileges of the citizens. They either don't need to be here or they need to become legal. If I have to provide a birth certificate, a SS number, and other legal documentation to enroll my child in school or to allow my child to get a driver's license, it is not fair that those same rules should not apply to everyone. If there is a rule that certain documentation is needed for an American citizen to get a driver's license, then that same documentation should be required for immigrants. Illegal immigrants don't have a SS number; therefore, there should be no driver's license. If they subsequently are caught driving, there should be the same penalty that would apply if an American citizen didn't have a driver's license.
Most reputable insurance companies will not insure illegal immigrants. Allowing immigrants to obtain a license without first going through the proper steps for residency would leave insured American drivers with an unfair handicap. Living so close to the border, I have seen firsthand, the damage that an uninsured Mexican driver can cause in an accident. Many people in the RGV find themselves paying MORE on their insurance just to protect themselves from crashes with an illegal immigrant.
An illegal immigrant has chosen to enter and live in the United States in an unapproved manner. By allowing them to get a drivers license we would be making it easier for them to live in America illegally. If a person helps another commit a crime (an illegal act) they can be charged with aiding and abetting. That is exactly what we would be doing, aiding and abetting, if we allowed illegal immigrants to obtain a drivers license. As soon as that illegal immigrant gets a visa and is a legal immigrant they can line up to get their license.
Illegal immigration is illegal. By being here illegally, they break our immigration laws and make a mockery of those who wait in line to come legally. Furthermore, by being here illegally, they cannot legally work to earn income. Many do work under the table, but the majority to not have auto insurance. Thus those already breaking the laws to be here are also driving uninsured. This is also a crime in most states. And drunken driving is more prevalent in Mexico and among illegal aliens from Mexico within the U.S. If we dare to give them drivers licenses', we are permitting those who broke our laws to receive a legal fig leaf, abetting their transactions here. Then we give them what is intended as ID that becomes a tacit permission to drive, without the same legal requirements as other drivers, only to be abused by drunk driving. More than 10% of all drunk driving arrests and deaths were caused by illegal aliens, which is an arrest rate in excess of their proportion of the population. They should not receive more assistance to break our laws.
Illegals in the united states should not be allowed to obtain drivers licenses, they are here illegally, they are not supposed to be in our country. they should not have any rights in the U.S. until they become citizens. People that want to be in our county should love it enough to go through the right channels to become a us citizen, and follow the rules of the constitution just as my grandparents did when they were coming here from Italy. I think it is unfair to the citizens of our country, that went through immigration properly, it is also unfair to people such as myself who were born and raised here, no privileges of any kind should be given to illegals.
If I were to go to Mexico to live Illegally should I not expect the same treatment as Illegals here? It just would not happen so why should we do the same for them? There is a big problem in the US and if you don't think they would just tuck there tails and run for home if things got worse here, then you are stupid. They send money from the US back home that they made Illegally and use aid that Americans need. Live in Texas and see what I see and you would be saying no. Look at the FBIs most wanted list, look at Texas most wanted list, I guarantee you it is mostly Hispanics from Mexico.
The fourteenth amendment guranteed citizenship to anyone born in the United States. However, this was intended to give citizenship to former slaves, not to Mexicans and foreigners. It is too bad Andrew Johnson did not forsee the consequences of this amendment, and how it has caused foreigners as a whole to claim citizenship. Also to all of those who say America belonged to the Native Americans and say that we are all immigrants consider this: Almost all nations have been founded through conquest. Because the United States defeated Mexico in war, we have the right to do whatever we please upon them. To treat the vanquished Mexicans so kindly would be an incitement for a return to hostilities.
Sure, let's give them the right to vote while were at it. I mean, we already let them receive free medical care at the taxpayers expense, let's let them get valid ID's too. What part of the word "Illegal" doesn't eveyone understand? Illegal immigrants should be deported and informed that if they want to become U.S. citizens and afford all the rights and priviledges of other U.S. citizens, maybe they should try to come over legally. This is a major problem in America. We are paying for their children to go to school and attend classes to which they need a special ESL teacher and classroom/books, then they get health care payed for by tax payers, then they hijack other peoples social security numbers in order to stay in the country illegally. Then they think they are entitled to vote too, so they register to vote, and since we have no voter ID law, except for the federal law that specifically states "The right to vote is for U.S. citizens only" they register and vote without getting ID'd. Sure, the reason we don't want to ID illegals when they go to the polls is because we don't want to disenfranchise....right....it has nothing to do with the fact the majority of Latino voters vote Democratic. Please don't make me laugh. I wasn't born yesterday. Don't get me wrong, I love the Mexican people and people of other nationalities, I am not a racist. But I do believe in the law, and I believe in the Consitution. The Constitution states the right to vote is only for US citizens. My dad used to ask me,"When was the last time you saw a Mexican begging for money." Well, I have still to meet one. They are hard workers and people I would be proud to have as citizens of this country, but I also love the Constitution and believe we have laws for a reason. Why are we overlooking this law and not any other laws? Are there some laws that are more important than others? Again, where is this fair thing Obama keeps trying to push on us?
Did you know that US citizens need to apply a visa to enter some "advanced countries" while citizens of those countries don't need a visa to enter U.S.? Why is U.S. treated as a second-world-class country?
Because while all the other "advanced western countries" are deporting illegal immigrants and ensure the country is full of people of "good charactor", U.S.A. allow dishonest people to make their fortune and fulfill their "American dreams". This way the world see U.S.disgracing itself. Some Americans are just so confused about what is right and what is wrong. All they want is money and a more comfortable lifestyle. They seem to have the same value like those illegal immigrants.
How's our well-being? Where is fairness and justice? What is right and wrong? Isn't U.S. still want to be the world leader? For that we need to be a good example. Now, we are just a laughing stock.
So, I mostly have some comments from the pro side to refute. Why should we help give illegal immigrants "a protection for themselves" if they are not a legal citizen. They come into our country, not even minding to become a citizen, and then expect to get the full rights of being one? Explain how that makes sense. It is a fallacy to say that somebody usually becomes an illegal immigrant because they are trying to get a better life. You can not make that assumption. Even if that was the case, why couldn't they become a LEGAL immigrant? Don't you think that would create a better life for them?
Some people are forgetting that this debate is about illegal immigrants, "As long as theyre not delinquents, whats wrong with them having a license to drive? That doesnt change their legal status." What legal status?
One last remark. If somebody is an illegal immigrant to the United States, why should they get the rights and privileges of a United States citizen? Why should any of us be a citizen if we do not need to be to get the full benefits of citizenship?
Driver's licenses are a privlidge of citizenship.
By passing a policy that will allow undocumented immigrants to obtain Driver Licenses will cost us U.S citizen billions of dollars worth in taxes. I don't see I should pay taxes for someone who violated the law by crossing our borders illegally and they come to obtain benefits that U.S citizen deserves. I am against such law or policy that will grant Driver Licenses to illegal aliens.
Not all "illegals" would apply for a Drivers License (I imagine only a small percentage would); perhaps only those whose employers require it. So, using licensing as a way to ID "illegals" is a farce. And, unless Insurance is also required (as is the case for legal driving citizens), I see little, if any, benefit to anyone other than the newly-licensed "illegal".
Q- Would the license clearly ID the holder as "illegal" ?? If YES, WHY would any "illegal" want to have it ???
If a person is here illegally and have a job they are also committing identity theft. If they are working under the table for cash they are now committing tax evasion. We cannot look the other way on the list of laws they break to be here. We wouldn't reward a car thief with the title of the car he stole, and we don't let bank robbers keep the money they steal. There is a system to get here you need to follow the rules of this land you don't start your path to citizenship by cheating your way into the country. By giving illegals driver licenses the gov. is condoning their actions there by legitimizing it...
I understand the need to teach illegals how to drive in our country, but why should we? Just because they have a license doesn't mean they will stick around after an accident. The are still illegal, therefore they will still flee an accident. My opinion has nothing to do with being white. My opinion has to do with the fact that I bust my butt daily at work, pay high medical premiums, pay high taxes and still find myself struggling to pay my bills. While an " illegal" seems to have more rights then I do. Free medical, kids go to school for free, and what ever else the liberals feel like giving them. And sadly it's all for votes. Any immigrant has a lot to offer this country, but all I ask is do it legally. But a license doesn't fix the problem. And it's funny, if you get a lot of illegals together and they complain enough things get done, how does an illegal have rights in this country? What do they contribute? Sure they do menial jobs no one else wants to, but they don't contribute to taxes. They send the money home to other countries. I could keep going but I get so darn frustrated. Then again it's politics, and common sense and politics don't mix. It's all for votes. California will continue to be a blue state. Glad I live in a red state.
If an illegal immigrant wants the same rights and freedoms that a citizen has, then they should become a citizen through legal channels. The argument that these illegals need drivers licenses to drive to work is absurd because they are not legal to work here in the first place. The crackdown really needs to start with employers who hire workers who are in the country illegally. Driving in this country is a privilege, not a right. And it is not a privilege that should be offered to those who are breaking the law being here. I don't care what color your skin is, if you're not a legal citizen you don't belong here.
Illegal is simply illegal! Get a legitimate green card as a registered alien in this country legally and then you are welcome to pass the test and receive your driver's license. My daughter-in-law is here in this country as a LEGAL immigrant, having jumped through all the legal hoops and over all the legal hurdles. Correct the situation brought on by your parents illegal entry into this country and go about making a legal application for your own legal green card and once you receive it, simply get on with your life in Full Legal Status!
Giving illegals drivers licenses is just the patchwork of the big picture. A temporary relief until real relief is on the way...Making them legal. The fact remains that we wouldn't need to deport anyone. If we punish the people who need to be punished, the employers, we wont need to worry about a thing. They will go back home on their own accord and none will come back over. Its such a simple solution that everyone is afraid to use it. Where will the funding to enforcement come from? How about from the sting operation funding from the War on Drugs....Just transfer the stings to illegal employment, something that could save the economy and put americans back to work for a fair wage instead of crippling american citizens by giving them felony records for buying pot making sure they can never get a job or rent an apartment again. I laugh in the face of this system...Its stupid and deserves to go down in flames. Good job america...You're the best. Lol
Undocumented immigrants need to do the right thing, apply for documentation and enter the US legally. Providing drivers licenses is a privilege and should not be given to undocumented immigrants. Why would we want to provide a privilege to them? Where do we draw the line? I oppose giving away privleges.
Illegal immigrants to the United States are breaking our laws. Period. They should be deported immediately, before they require any of our services. Just turn them away. Close down the border! Build the fence. Hire the Guards. Once this is done, then we can figure out what to do with the illegals already here. Definitely, they must have a desire to become a citizen, obeying our laws, accepting our culture, allegiance to our flag and learn to speak our language (English). So much more to say and all not even necessary. "Illegal" is the word.
With a license somebody who has broken the law can obtain all the benefits of legal immigrants like myself. That is fundamentally unfair. If they are driving dangerously then pull the over and deport them. Its safer and fairer than a get out of jail card. Advocates say illegals will drive anyway but that's unlikely. They are illegal and don't want to get caught, they are minimum wage and send their money home so not many can afford a car. More likely the driver's license is going to be used to work or worse. One of the 911 terrorists Muhammad Atta used a Florida driving license obtained in this way.
Use the address on the license to do an INS raid. Deport them and make them drive their car back to the border. Sell the car at the border and use the proceeds to pay for more deportation enforcement. Car prices will drop and wages will go up when illegals are sent packing!
This should be available to those individuals who go about coming into this country the correct way. Why should a privilege be given to anyone who will not make an effort into obeying laws. ARe they exempt from following the rules. Why continue to reward bad behavior. You came here illegally and want everything handed to you. Wrong wrong wrong
Its disrespectful to the immigrants who followed the law and earned their citizenship. And I'm pretty sure background checks from their home countries were done before citizenship was granted. Illegals are taking the easy way out and should not be rewarded for that. Not only that but its a slap in the face to all Americans who have to go through all of that hell at the DMV.