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Old 11-20-2012, 07:04 PM
 
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Supporters of the measure say Illinois has about 250,000 illegal immigrant motorists who can't get a driver's license or insurance. Allowing illegal immigrants to obtain a license would mean more of those drivers would have to pass road and written driving tests and vision tests, supporters say. Also, uninsured, unlicensed immigrant drivers are responsible for $64 million in insurance claims each year - costs that are picked up by people with insurance.
"By passing this legislation, this is going to incredibly benefit all of us," Cullerton said.


Illinois officials push for illegal immigrant driver's licenses - Springfield, IL - The State Journal-Register

Granting drivers' licenses will not cure the fact that they can't speak or read English thus they cannot read traffic signs on our streets, the majority of which are in English. Additionally, they don't understand the rules of the roads or the signs. If they don't respect our immigration laws, what makes these idiots think that they will buy insurance and cease fleeing the scene of a traffic accident or even worse a fatality. The more I read out of the mouths of the political panderers the more twilight zone like this entire fiasco is getting.
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Old 11-20-2012, 07:38 PM
 
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Illinois officials push for illegal immigrant driver's licenses - Springfield, IL - The State Journal-Register

Granting drivers' licenses will not cure the fact that they can't speak or read English thus they cannot read traffic signs on our streets, the majority of which are in English. Additionally, they don't understand the rules of the roads or the signs. If they don't respect our immigration laws, what makes these idiots think that they will buy insurance and cease fleeing the scene of a traffic accident or even worse a fatality. The more I read out of the mouths of the political panderers the more twilight zone like this entire fiasco is getting.
Of course they'll continue driving without insurance and fleeing the scene of accidents. Do these idiots not realize a driver's license will not change their illegal status? Nor will it magically transform them from crooks into law-abiding people. They have proven by their high incidence of DUIs they don't give a damn about anyone but themselves. This will never change.
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Old 11-20-2012, 08:06 PM
 
Location: Jacurutu
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Of course they'll continue driving without insurance and fleeing the scene of accidents...
A few days ago, it was inferred that the Arizona-registered vehicles (requiring insurance) in other areas of the country meant illegal aliens were coming there...

So illegal aliens have vehicle insurance or not strictly based on the context in which they are described?...
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Old 11-20-2012, 10:06 PM
 
Location: Metro Detroit, Michigan
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Face it America... Your good jobs have been outsourced and your subsidy loving competition is taking whatever crumbs are left. GAME OVER.

At least we'll make for a rather decent country, as far as 3rd world countries go.
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Old 11-20-2012, 10:19 PM
 
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I guess if they get an IL license they then can be legal to drive in any state? If one of them comes to my state and has an accident and then cant be financially responsible with insurance we need to be able to sue the state that gave them a license....This would be fair but it wont happen..They should not be allowed to drive in any state but the one giving them a license. Soon every illegal law breaker in the USA will have an Illinois license. I thought you had to have a legal ID to buy a car and insurance so what good will a license do these criminals?
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Old 11-21-2012, 01:02 AM
 
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I don't know what to make of this insanity any more, especially this quote:

“I strongly support state legislation that will allow every Chicagoan, regardless of legal status, to enjoy the rights and responsibilities that come with a driver’s license,”

What?! Rights and responsibilities? Driving is not a right. If they were responsible they would take the time to be a LEGAL citizen. As others have stated many of them cannot read signs, do not obey laws or simply do not know them, have no insurance. What happens when they run over your kid? Oops?

This is just nuts.
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Old 11-21-2012, 01:04 AM
 
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Illinois is a good place for them. You reap as you sow.
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Old 11-21-2012, 06:04 AM
 
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Of course they'll continue driving without insurance and fleeing the scene of accidents. Do these idiots not realize a driver's license will not change their illegal status? Nor will it magically transform them from crooks into law-abiding people. They have proven by their high incidence of DUIs they don't give a damn about anyone but themselves. This will never change.
The way I see it, with licenses they can really tear up the streets. They won't have to be careful to fly under the radar, or avoid police.

As for insurance, they'll get it from one of those places that sell by the month, and as soon as they get the license, and register their vehicles, the insurance will lapse.
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Old 11-21-2012, 06:45 AM
 
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Of course they'll continue driving without insurance and fleeing the scene of accidents. Do these idiots not realize a driver's license will not change their illegal status? Nor will it magically transform them from crooks into law-abiding people. They have proven by their high incidence of DUIs they don't give a damn about anyone but themselves. This will never change.
Indeed. They don't care that it won't change their status, but it doesn't stop them from thinking that we are inconveniencing them by not allowing them to do so. At the end of the day, it's all about what's convenient for them and their arrogant sense of entitlement. After all, as long as their hispanic counterparts continue to be squeeky political wheels with a massive voting population the pandering politicians will continue to ensure that these future voters will get the grease. Even if it means the illegal, drunk, non English reading or speaking future constituents continue to kill the rest of us.
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Old 11-21-2012, 06:56 AM
 
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The way I see it, with licenses they can really tear up the streets. They won't have to be careful to fly under the radar, or avoid police.

As for insurance, they'll get it from one of those places that sell by the month, and as soon as they get the license, and register their vehicles, the insurance will lapse.
Exactly. What's really irrational is the assumption that if you give them a license they will magically purchase insurance, learn English, follow the rules of the road and drive responsibly and become a model, law abiding person.
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