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Old 02-04-2014, 04:01 PM
 
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PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Immigrants living in Rhode Island illegally would be able to apply for driver’s licenses and permits, under legislation recently introduced into the General Assembly on behalf of Governor Chafee.
Bill would grant driver

Projo Opinion Poll 2,900 voted 68% against this.
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Old 02-04-2014, 04:12 PM
 
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Gov. Sandoval here did the same. Said that as long as they're going to drive illegally anyway, they might as well make them take a test and get a license, thinking it will improve their driving. I don't get it, but, then again, it isn't my call.

RI is already a sanctuary state where illegal criminals can live free of prosecution, so why not. It's just selective law enforcement.

Since RI has chosen to not enforce the law, and has taken active steps to reward criminal behavior, I don't know why the legislators stop at giving criminals the opportunity to get driver's licenses. Why not put burglars on a pension when they retire?
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Old 02-04-2014, 04:31 PM
 
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I don't think this will get through the Senate.
Too much opposition. But we'll see... nothing surprises me in this state.
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Old 02-04-2014, 04:49 PM
 
Location: Henderson, NV
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Driver's licenses didn't pass here, but "Driver Authorization Cards" did. Same thing, different heading on the top.
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Old 02-04-2014, 05:34 PM
 
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PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Immigrants living in Rhode Island illegally would be able to apply for driver’s licenses and permits, under legislation recently introduced into the General Assembly on behalf of Governor Chafee.
Bill would grant driver

Projo Opinion Poll 2,900 voted 68% against this.
Why the "scare quotes" on Gov. Chafee? I mean, love him, hate him or have mixed feelings, but the fact is, he's the elected governor.

As to citing a Projo poll, from the comments I've read by posters there, it is they that are truly "scary."
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Old 02-04-2014, 05:46 PM
 
Location: Warwick, RI
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Projo Opinion Poll 2,900 voted 68% against this.
Why are so many people opposed to this? We already allow illegals to attend state colleges at the in-state rate, surely we should give them licences so they can drive to class, right?
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Old 02-04-2014, 05:55 PM
 
Location: Henderson, NV
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Why the "scare quotes" on Gov. Chafee? I mean, love him, hate him or have mixed feelings, but the fact is, he's the elected governor.

As to citing a Projo poll, from the comments I've read by posters there, it is they that are truly "scary."
First rule of thumb - never read news story comments. It brings out the "odd" in people Or maybe the "odd people".. either way LOL
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Old 02-04-2014, 05:55 PM
 
Location: College Hill
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Why are so many people opposed to this? We already allow illegals to attend state colleges at the in-state rate, surely we should give them licences so they can drive to class, right?
I don't drive a car so I have no idea how insurance works, but don't you need a license to get auto insurance? Without insurance, what happens if an "illegal" totals your car? Doesn't that affect insurance rates for all drivers? I ask because I don't know.
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Old 02-04-2014, 06:11 PM
 
Location: Henderson, NV
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I don't drive a car so I have no idea how insurance works, but don't you need a license to get auto insurance? Without insurance, what happens if an "illegal" totals your car? Doesn't that affect insurance rates for all drivers? I ask because I don't know.
No, you can insure a vehicle without a license. And you can get a license without insurance. The only thing you can't do is register a car without insurance. You can, however, illegally drop your insurance once a car is registered. Unless there is a lien on the vehicle, no one will know until you get in an accident or pulled over and don't have valid insurance.
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Old 02-04-2014, 06:17 PM
 
Location: Massachusetts & Hilton Head, SC
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I don't drive a car so I have no idea how insurance works, but don't you need a license to get auto insurance? Without insurance, what happens if an "illegal" totals your car? Doesn't that affect insurance rates for all drivers? I ask because I don't know.
Well, you could own a car and not have a valid driver's license. Think of an elderly person who still owns a car, but has someone else drive it.

If an illegal without insurance totals your car and you don't carry collision yourself, you are screwed.
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