After a contentious fight in the New York State Senate, Governor Andrew Cuomo has officially joined the growing ranks of politicians and state-level administrators who grant driver's licenses to illegal aliens. The "Green Light" law passed narrowly in Albany, and Cuomo signed the bill on Monday.
Thirteen states (plus the District of Columbia) now provide driver's licenses for undocumented immigrants. In theory, the IDs promote safer driving habits, as illegals are less likely to flee or evade an officer during a routine stop if they have some form of documentation.
The less publicized reason Democrats push for such licensing is that creating an initial form of legal identification--known colloquially as a "breeder document"--spawns other forms of legal identification for its bearer, lessening the chances of deportation. It's a de facto back door to citizenship.
The more illegals stay, the more likely they are to vote, and motivating that particular demographic has never been easier than it is right now. Lawbreakers beware: if you want to stay in the US, votar Demócrata. After all, every vote counts, even those which should not.
As the driver's license laws are made on the state level, there is no uniformity around matters such as eye tests or traffic law tests, let alone supervised driving tests. Moreover, the 13 states--CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, HI, IL, MD, NV, NM, NY, UT, VT, WA--are geographically scattered. To obtain an ID requires, at most, a short trip on a Greyhound bus. It should come as no surprise that most of the states listed above are liberal strongholds.
The battle over the Green Light bill in New York exposed the lack of public support for granting licenses to illegals. In a New York Times article which painted the issue as suburbs versus sophisticates, even some Democrats recognized that supporting the bill could come back to haunt them, and Republican state senator John J. Flanagan went further:
"[Flanagan, the] Long Island lawmaker who leads the Republican minority, recently said that passing the bill would be a “colossal political mistake” for Democrats. Nick Langworthy, the incoming chairman of the state Republican Party, called the bill a product of the 'extreme left' that showed disdain for the rule of law...County clerks have again denounced the proposal, with some vowing to defy it if it becomes law, and county sheriffs have warned that it would constrain their ability to enforce traffic safety."
Time will tell if the Green Light law turns out to be a political liability, or just another loophole in our already inadequate and thwarted immigration laws.
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If driver's licenses are issued to non citizen or non permanent residents, it should state boldly on the license diagonally "NON CITIZEN" so there can be no mistake when presented as ID to vote. Easy if there is ID required to vote. But the socialist-democrats dont want to have any requirements to vote. Non citizen, felons, dead, voting multiple times and places. Yo name it, it's totally okay with the socialist-democrats.
This, is yet "Another Corrupt Democrat Ploy" to get 'Illegal Aliens to the DMV(as they have swamed ours' here in Ca. to get a drivers' license, that would permit them to vote." Since the Corrupt Democrat Gov. Brown AND now, Gov. Newsome have "RUINED OUR ONCE GREAT STATE OF CA. as they give special protection to Illegals OVER American Citizens-There should be NO ILLEGALS PERMITTED TO VOTE, WHOSE LICENSE WAS WITHIN THE LAST TWO YEARS. I would Also say, that "OUTSIDE EVERY POLLING STATIONS, THERE SHOULD BE VERY LARGE VANS, WITH ICE, AND OUR POLICE, ALONG WITH NATIONAL GUARDSMEN,ETC. TO SHOW THESE ILLEGALS-THERE "ARE CONSEQUENCES FOR YOU SHOWING UP, WHEN YOU ARE AN ILLEGAL IN THIS REPUBLIC, THAT SHOULD STILL BE HELD TO OUR CONSTITUTION, 'OUR LAW OF THE LAND"...…...ARRESTS OUTSIDE POLLING SITES IS A GOOD DETERRENT FOR THOSE WHO "KNOW THEY ARE HERE ILLEGALLY, AND ARE SUBJECT TO ARRESTS AND DEPORTED TO THEIR OWN COUNTRIES, AS THERE ARE NO MORE "FREE RIDES ON THE BACKS OF THOSE AMERICAN CITIZENS WHO WORKED ALL OUR LIVES, PAID OUR TAXES(INCLUDING THE SOCIAL SECURITY TAXES WE PAID AS WE WORKED FOR YEARS) THAT NOW, CORRUPT DEMOCRATS WANT TO GIVE SOCIAL SECURITY TO "ILLEGAL ALIENS WHO HAVE INVADED AMERICA"...…..BTW: THIS IS THE NEED FOR "SPECIAL VOTER ID'S FOR AMERICAN CITIZENS, THAT HAVE CERTAIN MARKINGS IMBEDDED IN OUR CARDS/ W/ PHOTOS, FINGERPRINTS, AND ALSO THE DATES OF YEARLY ELECTIONS, ALL ALONG THE BOTTOM OF THE CARD, THAT ONCE A VERIFIED CITIZEN(WITH PROOF ETC) 'HAS VOTED, THAT YEAR OF THE VOTE, THEIR "CARD IS PUNCHED THROUGH THE CARD, AND THAT VOTER CANNOT VOTE AGAIN...…."NO ID CARD, NO VOTE"
WE KNOW FOR YEARS(ESPECIALLY HERE IN CA.) THAT NON-CITIZENS HAVE VOTED ILLEGALLY, BUT THERE NEEDS TO BE A 'NATIONAL REGISTER AND THAT VOTER ID CARD, PER ABOVE EXPLANATION THAT CURBS WHAT DEMS HAVE ALWAYS DONE IN ELECTIONS: 'CHEAT' AS MANY BALLOT BOXES ARE STUFFED!'