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Old 08-31-2011, 10:15 PM
 
Location: Tempe, Az
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SANTA FE, New Mexico (Reuters) - A New Mexico judge blocked on Wednesday a drive by the state's Republican governor to make it harder for illegal immigrants to keep driver's licenses in the state.
Governor Susana Martinez's administration last month ordered the state to reverify the physical residency of foreign nationals who hold New Mexico driver's licenses in order to get or keep their licenses.
But District Court Judge Sarah Singleton in Santa Fe issued a temporary restraining order blocking the program, arguing in a brief ruling that "irreparable injury" would occur from "constitutional deprivations to the applicants."

Judge blocks New Mexico governor on immigrant driver licenses - Yahoo! News (http://news.yahoo.com/judge-blocks-mexico-governor-immigrant-driver-licenses-012651915.html - broken link)

WHAT?!? I wanna see an American try THAT in Mexico.
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Old 08-31-2011, 10:43 PM
 
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Ahhh liberal progressive speak at it's finest:

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constitutional deprivations to the applicants
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Old 09-01-2011, 07:20 AM
 
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The judge knows full well that much fraud is going on but obviously has his own agenda.
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Old 09-01-2011, 07:49 AM
 
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So if they don't have licenses, complain about them driving without licenses, engaging in document fraud, using identification documents issued by other governments, etc...

If they DO have licenses, complain about them... having licenses.

I'm not seeing how this fits into the standard narrative of them "stealing" from americans. Is there a shortage of driver's licenses? Are we going to have to tap the strategic driver's license reserves again?
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Old 09-01-2011, 07:52 AM
 
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So if they don't have licenses, complain about them driving without licenses, engaging in document fraud, using identification documents issued by other governments, etc...

If they DO have licenses, complain about them... having licenses.

I'm not seeing how this fits into the standard narrative of them "stealing" from americans. Is there a shortage of driver's licenses? Are we going to have to tap the strategic driver's license reserves again?
Why should we give them licenses if they are here illegally?
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Old 09-01-2011, 01:35 PM
 
Location: Tempe, Az
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So if they don't have licenses, complain about them driving without licenses, engaging in document fraud, using identification documents issued by other governments, etc...

If they DO have licenses, complain about them... having licenses.

I'm not seeing how this fits into the standard narrative of them "stealing" from americans. Is there a shortage of driver's licenses? Are we going to have to tap the strategic driver's license reserves again?
NO USA drivers licenses for ILLEHAL aliens. They have NO right to be here xcept in jail waitin to be deported.
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Old 09-01-2011, 05:46 PM
 
Location: Pa
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So if they don't have licenses, complain about them driving without licenses, engaging in document fraud, using identification documents issued by other governments, etc...

If they DO have licenses, complain about them... having licenses.

I'm not seeing how this fits into the standard narrative of them "stealing" from americans. Is there a shortage of driver's licenses? Are we going to have to tap the strategic driver's license reserves again?
seems to me given the fact that they dont have a right to be here to begin with would indicate that they also dont have a right to drive on our roads either.
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Old 09-01-2011, 07:46 PM
 
Location: Jacurutu
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Why should we give them licenses if they are here illegally?
Why does immigration status matter for a state properly licensing drivers, as long as they can show they can operate a vehicle safely, and are a resident of that state? The New Mexico policy hasn´t even been explained well enough, in that those without Social Security numbers can get a license. I am the only one I know of on this forum where the policy had the benefit of my wife having a driver´s license for eight months while on her K-3 visa.

This article in particular is not over removing that policy. Governor Martinez tried to have the New Mexico legislators change to a requirement of a Social Security number, and having Legal Permanent Residents renew their driver´s licenses on a yearly basis. It didn´t pass, there wasn´t enough New Mexico representatives that would support the measure.

So Governor Martinez directed an audit of some of those licenses without Social Security numbers, where a response was required in person, to only two locations in the state, no matter where you lived, to prove you were a state resident. A Judge issued a restraining order on it. I´m actually in favor of an audit, but think the random selection should be done from the entire pool, and have the local office be able check their own area residents that are selected.
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Old 09-01-2011, 10:41 PM
 
Location: SWUS
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Driving isn't a Constitutional right. But of course, that judge comes from Santa Fe.


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Old 09-02-2011, 06:42 AM
 
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Driving isn't a Constitutional right. But of course, that judge comes from Santa Fe.


The claim, of course, is not that driving is a Constitutional right.
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