Officials Call for Driver's Licenses for Illegal Immigrants

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    CHICAGO — Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, former Gov. Jim Edgar and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel are among the political heavy hitters calling for Illinois to give driver's licenses to illegal immigrants.

    Officials say passing such legislation would make Illinois' roads safer, and a bipartisan slate of supporters plans a news conference to discuss it today. They say about 250,000 immigrant motorists who can't get insurance are on state roads and contribute to more than $660 million in insurance claims.

    The issue also has political implications. Latino voters were credited with helping Democrats win big on Election Day.

    Edgar and Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka are Republicans and say the GOP needs to do more to court the growing voter bloc.

    New Mexico and Washington already require licenses for illegal immigrants.

    Officials call for driver's licenses for illegal immigrants - Springfield, IL - The State Journal-Register
     
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    Typical example of treating a symptom instead of the disease.

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    Even I can admit Quinn is a complete shithead.
     
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    Latina own you democrats. You WILL give illegals drivers license.
     
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    Drivers licenses are to ensure that drivers have met basic standards before operating a motor vehicle.

    It has nothing to do with your immigration status
     
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    Who's covering insurance?
     
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    Many rights and benefits are provided on the basis of proof of eligibility. And drivers licenses are the most common proof of eligibility.

    Giving drivers licenses to ineligible illegals would be a big mistake and wreak havoc in our bureaucratic system.

    It would also make the Voter ID maniacs demand a National ID, going full monty into totalitarianism.

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    No drivers licenses.. give them free rides..










    to the INS deportation center
     
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    Rewarding law breakers??? This country has jumped the shark.

    Why not ask Mexico to join our union out right?
     

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