Friday, September 13, 2013
California Approves Drivers Licenses For Illegal Aliens
The Democrat dominated California State legislature has passed legislation allowing the issuing of drivers licenses to illegal aliens. The bill has been sent to Governor Jerry Brown, who is expected to approve it.
“This is a moment, members,” sponsor Assemblyman Luis Alejo, D-Watsonville, said in closing remarks on the Assembly floor, “that years from now you’re going to look back on.”
In a statement released shortly after the vote, Brown signaled he will sign the bill.
“This bill will enable millions of people to get to work safely and legally,” Brown said in the statement. “Hopefully, it will send a message to Washington that immigration reform is long past due.” [...]
By extending licenses to undocumented immigrants, Alejo said, California would open a legal umbrella for everyone on the road to prevent situations in which immigrants face arrest, heavy fines and car impoundment when they are pulled over.
Another thing these Democrat politicians (and of course, the reporter writing this) aren't mentioning is that thanks to Bill Clinton's motor voter registration bill of 1993 which allows anyone applying for a driver's license to register to vote by checking a box,it's also going to allow them to vote, thus legalizing the illegal migrant voting that's been going on for years.
The sob story about 'arrest, heavy fines and car impoundment' is also bogus, since in the vast majority of California jurisdictions with large illegal alien populations, police officers are prohibited from asking any questions about someone's immigration status, so the most illegal aliens are faced with unless they've been involved in something like a serious wreck or drunken driving is being issued a citation for driving without a license. In Los Angeles, which proudly labels itself a 'sanctuary city' in defiance of U.S. law, the directive to the city's law enforcement personnel mandating this is known as Special Order #40.
If you're a U.S. citizen, good luck getting a driver's license without a birth certificate. But as an illegal alien, this legislation will allow you to get your license using 'a form of identification approved by the Department of Motor Vehicles.'
In practice, that means Mexican Matricula Consular cards, which as everyone in California knows are a joke. Mexico has numerous consulates in California where they can be obtained, over the counter or under the table. If you pay the fee (or the bribe, if necessary), the consulate officials will issue one to almost anyone who applies, under whatever name you like. They're also easily forged and duplicated, and once someone obtains one, they can be used as ID to open bank accounts, mail drops, rent storage facilities, PO boxes, obtain welfare and medical benefits and a host of other services...even if your real name is Ahmed or Hassan rather than Armando or Jorge. Now they will also be able to be used to obtain fully legal driver's licenses.
The national security implications, of course, are not on Democrat's minds. What they're really salivating over is a new pool of easily manipulated 'voters' to keep them in power, especially since they've already successfully gamed what was supposed to be a non-partisan redistricting process.
The idea, of course is to keep California a solid Blue state for years and to ward off any pesky federal attempts at a voter ID law.
Amnestia doesn't matter here, because it's already happened. It really doesn't make any sense in California to be a U.S. citizen or to immigrate legally any more. Which is exactly how California's elites want it, so that an easily manipulated voter base and a reliable stream of low wage, low skilled labor continues to pour across the border.