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Old 08-08-2010, 01:36 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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As recently as 2006, 10 states allowed immigrants to apply for a driver’s license without proving their legal residence. As border control has become a bigger political issue, however, that right has evaporated in all but three states: Utah, New Mexico, and Washington—which may soon be the last place where all drivers can get a regular license.

Fewer States Granting Illegal Immigrants Licenses - Newsweek
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Old 08-08-2010, 02:30 PM
 
Location: Spokane via Sydney,Australia
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From what I understand even though illegals can get a DL in WA state - their DL has some indication on it that is different to the "usual" dl.

I still think it's time this was stopped giving DL to illegals altogether. I know a non citizen cannot get what they call an "enhanced" WA DL for ID purposes (this enhanced DL can be used as a substitute for a passport to cross into Canada or Mexico for example).

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Old 08-08-2010, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Arizona High Desert
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I was born here, I am very legal and had to go through hell to get a civilian ID card in Arizona.
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Old 08-08-2010, 03:00 PM
 
Location: 3rd rock from the sun
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New Mexico's rationale was that it would help police identify drivers and decrease the number of people driving without insurance. The latter did not happen and both the Dem. & Rep. contenders in this year's gubernatorial election will repeal driver's licences for illegals.

A June 2010 Rasmussen poll shows the Republican (Martinez) & Democrat (Denish) running neck and neck (44% vs 42%). I expect Martinez will pull away in the next few months.

The clips below pretty much sum up the two campaigns:


YouTube - ‪"Border"‬‎


YouTube - ‪Diane Denish First TV Ad‬‎
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Old 08-08-2010, 03:08 PM
 
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As recently as 2006, 10 states allowed immigrants to apply for a driver’s license without proving their legal residence. As border control has become a bigger political issue, however, that right has evaporated in all but three states: Utah, New Mexico, and Washington—which may soon be the last place where all drivers can get a regular license.

Fewer States Granting Illegal Immigrants Licenses - Newsweek
Rights are not granted by the government. Having a driver's license is a privilege, not a right.
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Old 08-10-2010, 09:57 PM
 
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New Mexico's rationale was that it would help police identify drivers and decrease the number of people driving without insurance. The latter did not happen and both the Dem. & Rep. contenders in this year's gubernatorial election will repeal driver's licences for illegals.

A June 2010 Rasmussen poll shows the Republican (Martinez) & Democrat (Denish) running neck and neck (44% vs 42%). I expect Martinez will pull away in the next few months.

The clips below pretty much sum up the two campaigns:


YouTube - ‪"Border"‬‎


YouTube - ‪Diane Denish First TV Ad‬‎

From those short clips, it looks like Denish is just going to give the same song and dance and promises - create jobs and be for everyone, blah blah blah, like all politicians - promises without specifics. Martinez appears to be much tougher, not afraid to land on one side of an issue.
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Old 08-13-2010, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma(formerly SoCalif) Originally Mich,
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But in the five states that have stopped licensing illegal immigrants for more than a year, there’s been no appreciable difference in the number of vehicle crashes, according to a NEWSWEEK review of state motor-vehicle data
As if illegals stopped driving once their DL was revoked.

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Old 08-13-2010, 09:50 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma(formerly SoCalif) Originally Mich,
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Martinez, sounds like another "Jan Brewer"
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Old 08-13-2010, 09:52 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma(formerly SoCalif) Originally Mich,
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There are 2 women running for the Oklahoma Governor seat. I'm checking their immigration stance right now.
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Old 08-13-2010, 09:57 AM
 
Location: Texas
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I actually know several that still drive, no DL and no insurance. Be careful out there.
What law enforcement?
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