Skip to comments.Young illegal immigrants will be eligible for California driver's licenses
Posted on 08/16/2012 4:29:37 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
California will issue driver's licenses to hundreds of thousands of young illegal immigrants once the Obama administration grants them work permits, the state Department of Motor Vehicles says.
The state's decision is the opposite from Arizona's, where Republican Gov. Jan Brewer on Wednesday afternoon signed an executive order outlawing driver's licenses for anyone who benefits from the new federal deportation relief.
The starkly different responses from neighboring states show that the benefits of the new federal directive could vary depending on where young immigrants live.
The Obama administration left it up to the states to decide if they will issue driver's licenses and other state services to the young people brought to the country illegally as children but now eligible for temporary work permits.
Arizona was the first to say no, and California -- home to more than 400,000 young immigrants expected to qualify -- the first to say yes.
A 1993 California law banning driver's licenses for illegal immigrants remains in place, but the DMV will treat as "temporary legal residents" anyone who qualifies for the federal deportation relief program, meaning the state ban no longer applies to them, DMV spokesman Mike Marando said Wednesday.
"California law is not changing. California is and remains a 'legal presence' state, however those applicants approved by (the U.S. Department of Homeland Security) will become temporary legal residents," Marando said.
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One of my family members was comatose thanks to an illegal alien crashing into his car in the middle of the night in San Diego. I really hope a family member of a CA Lib politician and proponent of this suffers the same demise. He or she will then see how some of us little people feel when it comes to manslaughter by some a-hole that isn’t a US Citizen..
They fill their tanks and drive their own cars South to their own country.
Okay, now they will pay DMV fee, Insurance etc.
Are they going to issue passport to them?
So, a 2 year deportation reprieve will earn an illegal a 5 year drivers license?
Obviously, the Spirit of the Law is dead.
With all the “amnesty” and free rides for illegal immigrants, wonder how long before towers on the northern and southern borders to keep Americans from leaving the country ala East Berlin before the wall came down??????
I knew an illegal who went to the California DMV to get a drivers license. He did not have a social security number. The clerk at the DMV coached him and told him to go to the Social Security Administration office and get a Social Security card with a number and the words “Not for Employment Purposes” on it. The illegal went back to DMV office and got his drivers license. Subsequently he was arrested for drunk driving, lost his license, and was deported. I would not be suprised if he was registered to vote by the SEIU member at the DMV office. Maybe his absentee ballots are still mailed to the SEIU.
The “Spirit of the Law” has been unequally applied for a long time. One set of laws for celebrities and the connected, one set for the peons.
Start breaking some yourself. Civil Disobedience. Drive in the HOV lane. Litter in traffic jams. Send mail postage due. Break the system. Leave unattended packages. Spill white powder. Disrupt Federal offices. Don’t shun pollsters, lie to them. Corrupt data wherever you can.
You realize of course that this means illegal immigrants will be voting in California.
You realize of course that this means illegal immigrants will be voting in California and any other state that does likewise.
Why bother maintaining the pretense of a border between San Diego and TJ?
that means they will vote.
You beat me to it. CA has motor voter law - voter registration forms right there as you get your license....
What makes you think an “Illeagal” will get Insurance or register their car what is the point nothing will happen to them if they don’t.
Want to bet they don’t turn up in the voting rolls ?
Pretty soon we’ll need to build an extension to the (not yet built) Mexican border fence. It will be an Arizona-Kalifornia border fence.
They already do vote in the elections here. In June when I voted in the primarys here there was a woman in front of me newly registered as a matter of fact she had paper work with her but she kept asking the elections official if she wanted her id and the official said NO I don’t need it. They never ask for id here ever and even if you try to show it they won’t and don’t take it.
Not to downplay the effect, but don’t you think all these illegals are voting already?
They certainly are taught how to and how important it is.
so now yhey will have voter id
My name is NurdlyPeon, and I approve this message.
Gotta be able to have illegals vote, says the DNC.
More opportunities for driveby shootings in Caulifphonya! Way to go dudes!
Unless the money problems have caused the state to drop the program, those with low incomes could get the California taxpayers to pay for insurance, car repairs, and more — also I believe that there is a state law protecting ILLEGALs from having their cars seized when they were caught driving without a license, drunk, or whatever. Now that law will have to be changed to cover former ILLEGALs also.
And that is all you need to vote in CA. Motor voter. You get a driver’s license, you get automatically registered into the Democratic Party. It’s a two-fer.
I have a friend at work who’s wife is seeing Obama’s new policy. She is seeing dozens of new Mexican kids — FROM MEXICO Mexican kids — signing up at her high school as a result of them getting these supposed work Visas. And I live in Yuba City, a small conservative rural valley town an hour north of Sacramento. I can’t imagine what is happening in Los Angeles schools right now. They must be registering hundreds at a time.
We’re fooked. California first, USA later. We be fooked. Way to import a poor illiterate underclass.
What was that recently published statistic? I think it was, a third of new immigrants are on welfare, and half of the immigrants that are in the nation over 20 years are on welfare.
It starts bad and goes from bad to worse. And this is our #1 Mexican import. Why couldn’t it have been cerveza?
WTF is Congress? Where the F?
I hate my government.
My ancestors that fought with the 28th Va. Inf. would agree.
lol, be careful what you seek!
is that a real picture?
I ask, what advantages do we have left as American citizens?
This Nation is lost.
that is raciest! /s
I had the same problem in New Mexico last time I voted there. it seems there was a state law that actually prohibited asking for any ID to prove that the vote your casting is your own.
It seems everything democrats get the case they show themselves bent upon enabling and facilitating Massive voter fraud in the laws they pass.
I do not know how we as a people in theses States can have any presumption that our elections are at all legitimate.
Federal usurpers have forced such a compromising position upon every state with their motor voter fraud in 1993.
Subsequently ANY state that allows illegal aliens to get drivers licences is also by the same usurpation allowing them to vote.