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Old 12-28-2007, 11:58 AM
 
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They say a large majority of illegal immigrants are driving without a drivers license. Their argument is they have to get to work like the rest of us.

I suspect many of them are pulled over for speeding and other traffic crimes. So what happens in your home town if the police pulls them over for a traffic violation only and the officer determines they are also driving without a license? Are they given a ticket and allowed to keep driving? Is the car impounded? Are they arrested and sent to jail and ICE contacted? What happens in your home town?

 
Old 12-28-2007, 12:05 PM
 
Location: Pinal County, Arizona
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They say a large majority of illegal immigrants are driving without a drivers license. Their argument is they have to get to work like the rest of us.

I suspect many of them are pulled over for speeding and other traffic crimes. So what happens in your home town if the police pulls them over for a traffic violation only and the officer determines they are also driving without a license? Are they given a ticket and allowed to keep driving? Is the car impounded? Are they arrested and sent to jail and ICE contacted? What happens in your home town?
Their car is impounded. They are arrested. Detained. Turned over to ICE
 
Old 12-28-2007, 12:09 PM
 
Location: Finally escaped The People's Republic of California
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they are given food stamps, told they don't need to work any more, given section 8 housing and supported with my tax money......
 
Old 12-28-2007, 12:32 PM
 
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they are given food stamps, told they don't need to work any more, given section 8 housing and supported with my tax money......
Where I live they would throw in a new car, too.
 
Old 12-28-2007, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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What Canadian or Brit do YOU know comes to the United States and drives "without a license?"
The very dear friends of mine who lived (and drove) in Minnesota for nearly 6 months without benefit of a driver's license, and after their visas had expired.

They now live in Rugby, UK but left here on their own terms (somewhat).

You've got your impression of "illegals" and I've got mine.
 
Old 12-28-2007, 02:13 PM
 
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Where I live they would throw in a new car, too.

LMAO!!!! Well, from what I've heard, the illegals pull over and take off running in all different directions. Then the police say, "Theres not a thing we can do about it". They'll impound the car, which is usually in the name of a friend or relative. Then, the friend or relative will get it from impound and take it home to the illegal. Then the illegal will switch out tags, again, and hop in and go to the FREE food pantry, the FREE clothes closet, the P.O. to get their FREE welfare check, the Community Center to get what they didn't get at the other places, FREE, of course, plus at least one FREE utility bill paid, then on to the FREE emergency room to get FREE medicine to get rid of that pesky cold, and if they have time, the FREE dental clinic, just because they can.
 
Old 12-28-2007, 02:15 PM
 
Location: South Bay Native
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The very dear friends of mine who lived (and drove) in Minnesota for nearly 6 months without benefit of a driver's license, and after their visas had expired.

They now live in Rugby, UK but left here on their own terms (somewhat).

You've got your impression of "illegals" and I've got mine.
What a coinkidink - another shrill pro-illegal poster on CD named lukeache also happens to be from Minnesota. Did you forget to switch sock puppets?
 
Old 12-28-2007, 02:39 PM
 
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What would you recommend be done to the car (if it is in a friend's name) and to the illegal immigrant who is driving it? Should everyone who is driving without a license be jailed or should they just get a ticket and a small fine?

Is there anywhere in America that automatically jails someone who is driving without a license for the first offense. I doubt it, so most illegals will just ignore the law because they know they will just get a ticket that never is paid because they are living under assumed names and have no address or identity to go after.
 
Old 12-28-2007, 02:41 PM
 
Location: San Diego North County
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What would you recomend be done to the car (if it is in a friend's name) and to the illegal immigrant who is driving it? Should everyone who is driving without a license be jailed or should they just get a ticket and a small fine?
Car is impounded...illlegal is deported.

No conundrum there.
 
Old 12-28-2007, 02:45 PM
 
Location: Kingman AZ
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Personal opinion.....legal or illegal....if the driver is not licensed AND insured he/she goes directly to jail does not pass go does not colect $200 and gets their car impounded.

Reality......nothin happens cause they hit the ground running.
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