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  • Signups by undocumented immigrant drivers may explain 30% boost in organ donations

    03/12/2015 8:37:34 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    The Fresno Bee ^ | March 12, 2015 | BY BARBARA ANDERSON
    The California law allowing undocumented immigrants to get driver’s licenses may have an unexpected benefit for thousands of people waiting for organ transplants statewide. The California Transplant Donor Network says undocumented immigrants may have caused a 30% spike in the state’s organ and tissue donor registrations so far this year. The immigrant drivers, many of whom are from Mexico, also could boost numbers of Hispanics on the donor registry who are more likely to match with Hispanics waiting for transplants, the network says.
  • TSA to train officers on recognizing DC licenses

    08/19/2014 10:19:21 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 19, 2014 11:57 AM EDT
    Transportation Security Administration workers will be getting training on how to recognize District of Columbia driver’s licenses and identification cards. […] The Washington Post reported earlier this year that a District teacher was questioned about the validity of her license while boarding a plane in Phoenix. Many similar stories later surfaced. …
  • Colorado (illegal) immigrant driver’s license bill gets first OK

    04/11/2013 1:41:19 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr. 11, 2013 1:16 PM EDT | Ivan Moreno
    A proposal to grant Colorado driver’s licenses to people in the country illegally got initial approval in a Senate committee Wednesday, marking a shift in a state that seven years ago passed strict enforcement laws. The bill passed the Senate Judiciary Committee on a 3-2 party-line vote, with Democrats in favor. The proposal still needs to be approved by the full Senate. Democratic Sen. Jessie Ulibarri, the sponsor of the bill, argues that immigrants living in the country are already on Colorado roads, and that it would benefit everyone if they were licensed, carried insurance, and knew the rules of...
  • Freep a Poll! (should "undocumented" {ILLEGAL!} immigrants get driver licenses?)

    10/02/2012 1:59:51 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 26 replies ^ | 10-2-12 | LA Daily News
    Do you think undocumented immigrants should be allowed to have driver's licenses? Yes No
  • Feds link immigrant license fraud ring to NM

    06/20/2012 7:14:57 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 13 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | June 20, 2012 | RUSSELL CONTRERAS /The Associated Press
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Five Albuquerque-area residents were named in a recently unsealed federal indictment connected to what authorities say is a multistate scam abusing New Mexico's law that allows illegal immigrants to obtain driver's licenses.
  • Bill would end car impounds for unlicensed drivers

    05/31/2012 10:09:55 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 12 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | May. 31, 2012 | The Associated Press
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Illegal immigrants will no longer have to fear losing their vehicles during routine traffic stops if a bill passed by the Assembly becomes law.
  • With illegal immigrants in mind, LAPD to change impound rules

    12/14/2011 3:03:01 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 33 replies · 1+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | December 14, 2011 | Joel Rubin and Paloma Esquivel
    Unlicensed drivers without prior convictions would be given the chance to avoid having their vehicles impounded under new rules outlined Tuesday by the Los Angeles Police Department. The proposed changes to the impound procedures are a potentially explosive issue because LAPD Chief Charlie Beck designed the reforms to remedy what he believes is the unfair burden that impounds place on illegal immigrants. Since immigrants who are in the country illegally cannot get driver's licenses in California and most other states, they make up the majority of the drivers who have their cars impounded for the infraction. Beck contends that the...
  • Charlotte group helping illegal immigrants get licenses .

    10/14/2011 3:16:23 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 10 replies
    WCNC ^ | October 14, 2011 | - Amy Cowman
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – According to the latest census, there are more than a half million undocumented immigrants living and working in North Carolina. Right now, they're not allowed to get a driver’s license, but a local group is hoping to change that soon. Maudia Melendez works with Jesus Ministry and is an advocate for immigrants, but after living in North Carolina for 25 years she's also an advocate for the state, which is why she is behind the Drivers Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants project. "We need to have something that benefits everybody," said Melendez. "We're going to know who is...
  • Governor Chafee studying whether to grant driver’s permits to illegal immigrants

    09/29/2011 9:58:14 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 9 replies
    Providence Journal ^ | September 29, 2011 | - Randal Edgar
    PROVIDENCE — Governor Chafee was already on record as favoring a softer approach when it comes to checking the immigration status of new employees, and he was on record as supporting in-state tuition rates for illegal immigrants. But driver’s permits for people here illegally? He didn’t say he supports the idea, but he did say this week that he’s looking into it, and in doing so, he touched off a firestorm on talk radio and the Internet. People called the idea an insult and called him out of touch for wanting to “reward people who had broken the law.” Some...
  • Immigrant groups defend licenses for illegal immigrants

    08/26/2011 6:11:57 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 7 replies
    KOB Eyewitness News 4 ^ | 08/26/2011 | Cristina Rodda, KOB Eyewitness News 4
    Immigrant advocates are shaking their fingers at the three suspected Chinese crime ring leaders accused of selling New Mexico licenses. They are also planning a peaceful protest against Governor Susana Martinez' work to take away driver's licenses from illegal immigrants. A woman who helps the immigrant community live and thrive here in Albuquerque said she heard about the nearly four hundred indictments against the alleged Chinese crime ring leaders accused of illegally selling New Mexico driver's licenses. Bertha Campos works with illegal immigrants; making food and helping them earn money. Campos said, "We are a very united community." Campos believes...
  • New Mexico woman indicted over immigrant driver licenses

    08/04/2011 7:57:16 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 8/4/11 | Dennis J. Carroll - Reuters
    SANTA FE, New Mexico (Reuters) - An Albuquerque woman was indicted on Thursday on charges of creating fraudulent residency documents to help illegal immigrants get New Mexico driver's licenses. New Mexico is currently one of three states, including Utah and Washington, that allow undocumented immigrants to lawfully obtain driver's licenses if they can show proof of residency and identity. The grand jury indictment accuses Ana Hernandez, 45, of more than 300 felony counts over accusations she used her Albuquerque business address on documents she fraudulently created for Mexican nationals so they could obtain licenses. "This is yet another egregious case...
  • Unlicensed drivers: Impounding is not the answer

    04/29/2011 2:05:09 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | April 29, 2011 | Los Angeles Times -Editorial
    Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck has adopted a common-sense approach to dealing with unlicensed drivers and the cars they drive. Under Beck's new rule, when officers at sobriety checkpoints stop unlicensed drivers, they can issue them tickets or, if they have no identification, arrest them. But police are no longer allowed to impound a car if a licensed driver or the registered and licensed owner is on hand or can pick up the car in a reasonable amount of time. This helps officers do their jobs while complying with a federal court ruling that set limits on when cars...
  • Unlicensed Driver Cited In Accident, Keeps Driving

    02/27/2011 9:58:09 PM PST · by businessprofessor · 22 replies
    7 News Denver, CO ( ^ | February 27, 2011 | Arthur Kane and Tony Kovaleski
    A woman who was severely injured in a traffic accident found the woman cited in the accident still driving without a license. But when she complained to police, officers did little to get the driver off the road and told the woman she could be arrested for harassing the unlicensed driver, a CALL7 Investigation uncovered. ...
  • Need a Social Security number to drive? Maybe not in D.C.

    01/18/2011 4:51:44 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 8 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 01/18/2011 | Tim Craig
    Two D.C. Council members have introduced a bill to allow drivers' licenses to be issued to residents who cannot provide a Social Security number, which could make it easier for undocumented immigrants to get around the city. The bill, sponsored by Council members Phil Mendelson (D-At large) and Jim Graham (D-Ward 1), could reopen the debate over illegal immigration in a city long known for its lenient policies on the issue. But the bill, which failed to draw any co-sponsors, could face an uphill struggle to win approval in the 13-member body. Currently, according to Mendelson, the Department of Motor...
  • O'Malley banks on a Democrat (RealID)

    02/07/2008 11:10:51 AM PST · by JZelle · 9 replies · 84+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 2-7-08 | Tom LoBianco
    ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Martin O'Malley told lawmakers yesterday he hopes a Democrat will win the presidential election this fall, which will save him from implementing a federal law that allows only U.S. citizens to receive driver's licenses. "I was very pleased," said Sen. Jennie M. Forehand, Montgomery Democrat, who attended the Women's Legislative Caucus breakfast where Mr. O'Malley made the statement. Mr. O'Malley, a Democrat, said he is primarily concerned about the cost of the program, known as the Real ID Act, after saying last month he would implement the law by Jan. 1, 2010. Supporters of the federal program...
  • 77% Oppose Drivers’ Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants

    11/06/2007 10:18:30 AM PST · by neverdem · 81 replies · 207+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | November 06, 2007 | NA
    Seventy-seven percent (77%) of American adults are opposed to making drivers licenses available to people who are in the country illegally. A Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that just 16% take the opposite view and believe that undocumented immigrants should be allowed to get a license. State surveys in Virginia and Kentucky show similar results. Eighty-eight percent (88%) of Republicans oppose giving drivers’ licenses to undocumented immigrants. So do 68% of Democrats and 75% of those not affiliated with either major political party. There is little difference along gender, age, or income levels. New York Governor Elliot Spitzer recently...
  • Driver's license worker arrested (Florida)

    11/05/2007 5:55:05 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 29 replies · 1,934+ views
    The Miami Herald ^ | 11/5/07 | DAVID OVALLE
    A driver's license bureau employee who earned roughly $24,000 a year made thousands on the side illegally selling licenses to Brazilian immigrants, state authorities said. Cammie Gray Andres, 46, a driver's license bureau employee since 2000, illegally charged at least five undocumented Brazilians between $2,500 and $3,000 for driver's licenses, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Using bogus Social Security numbers, Andres falsely issued them under a program designed to exchange licenses for valid ones from U.S. territories such as Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. She faces multiple counts of unlawfully issuing driver's licenses, official misconduct and unlawful...
  • 9/11 Terrorists:Which of These Were Registered to Vote?

    11/02/2007 11:56:38 AM PDT · by ckilmer · 35 replies · 160+ views
    The Elephant Bar | November 02, 2007
    Friday, November 02, 2007 Which of These Were Registered to Vote? I'll Give you a Hint. There were eight! JOHN FUND ON THE TRAIL WSJ 'This Will MakeVoter Fraud Easier'Why does Mrs. Clinton want driver's licenses for illegal aliens? Sen. Hillary Clinton was asked during a debate this week if she supported New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer's plan to give driver's licenses to illegal immigrants. At first she seemed to endorse the idea, then claimed, "I did not say that it should be done, but I certainly recognize why Governor Spitzer is trying to do it." The next day she...
  • Judicial Watch Files Lawsuit against NY Governor Spitzer to Stop Driver Licenses for Illegal Aliens

    11/01/2007 7:18:57 AM PDT · by 3AngelaD · 24 replies · 71+ views
    Judicial Watch ^ | Oct 31, 2007
    Washington, DC –Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced that it has filed a lawsuit on behalf of a New York taxpayer in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, Suffolk County against New York Governor Eliot Spitzer over a new policy implemented on September 21, 2007 that will “give all New Yorkers the opportunity to apply for driver’s licenses without regard to immigration status” (Staudenraus v. Spitzer, Index No. 07-33872). According to New York State law, with respect to driver licenses, the DMV Commissioner “shall require that the applicant provide his...
  • Spitzer Tries New Tack on Illegals’ Licenses

    10/27/2007 4:12:58 PM PDT · by jonyyeh · 22 replies · 301+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 10/28/07 | DANNY HAKIM
    In a major shift, Gov. Eliot Spitzer is backing off his plan to allow illegal immigrants to obtain the same kind of driver’s licenses as other New Yorkers, after weeks of furor over the proposal. Instead, the governor said on Saturday, illegal immigrants in the state would be able to obtain a license that would permit them to drive but would not be accepted as identification to board planes or cross borders. Other New Yorkers who can prove that they are legal residents of the United States would be eligible for federally recognized ID cards. These would serve as driver’s...
  • Poll: New Yorkers Oppose Allowing Illegal Aliens Driver's Licenses (72 - 22 against Spitzer)

    10/15/2007 1:16:55 PM PDT · by neverdem · 27 replies · 57+ views ^ | October 15, 2007 | NA
    ALBANY, N.Y. -- A new opinion poll indicates that a majority of New Yorkers oppose a plan proposed by Gov. Eliot Spitzer to allow illegal aliens to obtain a driver's license. According to a poll from the Siena Research Institute, only 22 percent of voters supported the plan, while 72 percent are opposed. Sixty-four percent of those surveyed agreed with the statement that the change in policy would allow illegal aliens to obtain a New York driver's license and pose a national security risk. Only 25 percent agreed with Spitzer's contention that the change will significantly reduce the number of...
  • NY Governor Spitzer gives Illegal Immigrants Driver Licenses

    09/22/2007 11:22:45 AM PDT · by jonyyeh · 34 replies · 756+ views
    WCBS ^ | 09/22/2007
    (CBS) NEW YORK They were celebrating outside the governor's office Friday as Eliot Spitzer handed a landmark victory to a half-million illegal immigrants. The state will no longer require proof of citizenship for driver's licenses. "We're changing our policy with respect to getting more people out of shadows and into the system so people don't hide they're here," Spitzer said. He said the current restrictions on non-citizens have filled the roads with unlicensed drivers five times more likely to get into accidents. But the also called it a matter of justice. "As long as I'm governor we won't pretend they...
  • Panel resists rules to bar licenses for illegal aliens (Md)

    09/20/2006 11:21:25 AM PDT · by JZelle · 11 replies · 484+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 9-20-06 | Keyonna Summers
    A Maryland legislative committee is aiming to kill a proposal that would make it difficult for illegal aliens to obtain driver's licenses, saying its regulations for toughening documentation standards are discriminatory. The state Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) in July filed a plan that would not allow license applicants to use documents such as foreign school and baptismal records to prove their identity.
  • More aliens seek driver's licenses in Maryland

    05/23/2006 11:42:19 AM PDT · by JZelle · 35 replies · 750+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 5-23-06 | Keyonna Summers
    Since March, the average weekly number of driver's license applications by immigrants and illegal aliens has nearly doubled in Maryland, where legal residency is not required of applicants, according to the state Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA). The number of out-of-country license applications, or those for noncitizens, has surged from an average of 946 a week to 1,800 a week since March, MVA spokesman Buel Young said.
  • Give non-English speaking residents a lift (HANGOVER BARF ALERT)

    09/08/2005 7:32:04 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 11 replies · 395+ views
  • Was Wisconsin Stolen? [Does A Bear Do His Business In The Woods?]

    05/11/2005 8:33:57 AM PDT · by conservativecorner · 30 replies · 1,307+ views
    Powerline ^ | May 11, 2005 | Mr. Hinderaker
    We'll never know, because the records aren't good enough to tell us. But a joint federal-state investigation of last November's election in Milwaukee has found incontrovertible evidence of voter fraud. Fraud seems to have permeated the election in Milwaukee, where John Kerry got his margin of victory; he carried Wisconsin by around 11,000 votes. The Milwaukee investigation has revealed that the number of ballots counted there exceeds, by 4,609, the number of people recorded as voting. There is no evident explanation for this other than ballot box stuffing. In addition, investigators found "more than 200 cases of felons voting illegally...
  • CA: Immigrant ID bill tied to military spending

    03/16/2005 8:59:26 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 446+ views ^ | 3/16/05 | Edward Epstein
    Washington -- The House Tuesday tacked on a provision to President Bush's emergency $81.3 billion war spending legislation that would make it all but illegal for California to issue driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants. By voice vote, the Republican-led House added the driver's license provision -- and the other immigration security measures it had approved as a separate bill in February -- to the spending legislation that will help pay for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The House is expected to approve the war spending bill today and send it to the Senate, where the immigration provisions create a...
  • 'Save Our License' may face state probe

    02/16/2005 5:52:16 AM PST · by Jason1 · 3 replies · 380+ views
    Inland Valley Daily Bulletin ^ | 02-16-2005 | Sara A. Carter,1413,203~21481~2713534,00.html Inland Valley Daily Bulletin Article Published: Tuesday, February 15, 2005 - 8:28:22 PM PST 'Save Our License' may face state probe By SARA A. CARTER, STAFF WRITER The Secretary of State's Political Reform Division has ordered Save Our License, a group opposed to driver's licenses for illegal immigrants, to refile all its committee documents and submit all its campaign finance data. Meanwhile, a group representing Latino and church groups across the nation this week filed a formal complaint with the state Fair Political Practices Commission, saying Save Our License willfully violated campaign finance laws. The state order and FPPC...
  • CA FREEPERS: Governator Running Phone Poll (please freep!) on Illegals & Licenses.

    07/29/2004 4:46:29 PM PDT · by newzjunkey · 34 replies · 1,057+ views
    KFI AM 640 Los Angeles (John & Ken Show) ^ | Thursday, July 29th, 2004 | KFI AM 640 Los Angelese
    Gov. Schwarzenegger's got a "hot issue" poll going including on the driver's licenses for illegals. Gill Cedillo is threatening to pass this in the legislature. The Gov.'s poll number is (916) 445-2841. 5 takes you to the poll menu. 2 is the licenses for illegals issue. 1 is in favor of licenses for illegals. 2 is opposed to licenses for illegals.
  • CA: GOP might be wishing for ruckus, but (demRats may holdup budget for illegals license bill OK)

    05/29/2004 10:13:20 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 222+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 5/29/04 | Vic Pollard
    SACRAMENTO -- "Have you written anything about the threat to hold up the budget over the drivers' license issue?" Assembly Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy asked me. He wanted me to contribute to a small flurry of news stories this week saying Latino lawmakers were thinking about threatening to block passage of the budget until Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger agrees to sign a bill making drivers' licenses available to illegal immigrants. No, I said. I didn't think it was a serious threat, I told him, even though Latinos may have enough seats in the Assembly and Senate to pull it off. But...
  • FR Exclusive: Jeb answers questions about his support of drivers licenses for undocumented workers

    04/06/2004 6:58:21 PM PDT · by summer · 314 replies · 4,339+ views
    Jeb's emails to FR poster, summer | April 6, 2004 | Jeb Bush
    Note to FR, from summer: FYI -- I am posting here below: (1) an email I sent to Gov Bush today, (2) his email response to me, and (3) another email response he directed to me, and you, from his office. As most people here know (because I wrote about it at length on FR), I previously had a long dialogue with Gov Bush about education, via email. And, at times, I have emailed him about issues of concern to people on FR. Consequently, this is another exclusive for you. summer ----------------------------------------------- Email #1, from me to Gov Bush, today:...
  • DMV cancels over 1,300 licenses following scam

    01/16/2004 6:40:26 PM PST · by Happy2BMe · 21 replies · 342+ views
    <p>RICHMOND — The Department of Motor Vehicles has thus far canceled more than 1,300 licenses of drivers who didn't respond to the agency's request to verify they got their licenses legally.</p> <p>DMV officials said yesterday that 1,361 drivers in Northern Virginia either failed to respond by yesterday's deadline or their responses couldn't be verified.</p>
  • "Conservative" Kansas Gets Its Own Gray Davis

    09/22/2003 12:47:39 PM PDT · by Theodore R. · 23 replies · 352+ views ^ | 09-22-03 | Not given
    Kansas Gets Its Own Gray Davis Here's what the good people of Kansas get for electing a leftist Democrat as governor: their very own version of Gray Davis to abet the state's foreign criminals. Gov. Kathleen Sebelius has threatened (or, as the P.C.-crazed Wichita Eagle puts it, "promised") to work at letting illegal aliens receive driver's licenses and, unlike American citizens from other states, pay lower in-state tuition. At a weekend powwow sponsored by the Wichita Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, participants urged Sebelius to find ways to bring more Spanish-language classes to the state for those who refuse to learn...
  • Maryland to give Driver Licenses to illegal aliens

    02/24/2003 10:23:23 AM PST · by jc_vet · 30 replies · 333+ views ^ | 2/24/03 | JC
    HOUSE BILL 838 Prohibiting the Motor Vehicle Administration from requiring an applicant for a driver's license to provide information regarding national origin or immigration status; clarifying that an applicant may provide a birth certificate issued by the United States, a United States territory, or a foreign government as proof of age or identity; requiring the Administration to accept specified documents as proof of age and identity; etc.
  • No drivers' licenses for illegals [Dems' ideas: NO; Jeb's ideas: YES] (from St. Pete Times)

    05/04/2002 10:30:56 AM PDT · by summer · 47 replies · 1,010+ views
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | May 3, 2002 | Editors
    A Times Editorial No drivers' licenses for illegals © St. Petersburg Times published May 3, 2002 Democratic state Rep. Bob Henriquez of Tampa says the tighter procedures adopted by the state driver's license bureau Sept. 11 are disadvantaging Hispanics in his district, particularly undocumented workers. He says the state might want to consider providing a special driver's license to people here illegally. Come again? While we understand that many Hispanics here illegally are contributing to the state's economy by working hard for little pay -- picking produce on farms, washing dishes in restaurants and making beds in hotels -- the...