WHY IS IT NECESSARY TO KEEP ILLEGAL ALIENS FROM GETTING DRIVERS' LICENSES?
10/26/03 -- THE DRIVER'S LICENSE IS A TERRORIST'S TOOL DRIVERS' LICENSES WERE THE "VALID I.Ds" THAT GOT THE TERRORISTS ON THE PLANES THEY USED TO MURDER OUR LOVED ONES. Nearly all the 9/11 terrorists had US drivers' licenses and these were what allowed them to board the planes that they used to commit mass murder. Beltway sniper John Lee Malvo, an illegal alien, possessed a Connecticut license under an alias when he was arrested. Drivers' licenses did more for the terrorists besides allowing them to board the planes. Drivers' licenses were the tools that allowed them to blend in as just ordinary Americans. The driver's license is the basic identification document for nearly everyone in America. When the terrorists needed places to claim as a residence, they used their licenses as "ID" for signing their leases. When they opened the bank accounts that they used to place the financing for the conspiracy, they used their licenses as ID. When they rented cars, rented motel rooms, when they paid tuition for their flying lessons they used their licenses to "identify" themselves.
It is estimated there are 8 to 11 million illegals in the US. This is a very conservative estimate - many people believe there are as many as 20 million. Their advocates call them "undocumented." AN "undocumented" (ILLEGAL) ALIEN IS A PERSON WHOSE TRUE IDENTITY IS UNKNOWN, because he has never presented documents to US immigration officials, the only people capable of determining the authenticity of foreign documents.T hus, a state that grants a driver's license to an "undocumented" alien is giving an official "valid ID" to a person who, at the least is a criminal, and can be a terrorist.Illegals are people who break the law to get into the US, break the law to stay here; break the law to get jobs here. To give illegals the privilege of driving in the US is to reward criminal activity. Giving licenses to illegals will encourage more illegals to come to the US. Under Federal "motor voter" law: "Each State motor vehicle driver's license application (including any renewal application) submitted to the appropriate State motor vehicle authority under State law shall serve as an application for voter registration with respect to elections for Federal office." Thus, allowing illegals to get licenses will encourage them to vote, in violation of law.
Are we anti-immigrant? Most of our members are either the children or grandchildren of immigrants. Some of our members are immigrants themselves. But all of us are descended from LEGAL IMMIGRANTS, people who obeyed the law in coming to this country. We aren't anti-immigrant - we are anti-terrorism. We can't fight terrorism with over 10 million people in this country who have never been screened or properly identified by the government.
Are we racist? We are multi-racial, multi-ethnic. Our members are Hispanic, Asian, white, African-American. Race, ethnicity, religion are not concerns of ours What we share is concern for the security of our fellow Americans.
Aren't there a few legal residents and visitors to the US who cannot provide documentation of their legal status and thus will be denied a driver's license by this bill? Answer: This is utterly and completely false. Every native born citizen and every naturalized citizen has a social security number and other documents that prove legal status. Every LEGAL immigrant and every LEGAL visitor, no matter under which provision of law he/she is admitted to the US has documentation from the US government describing his/her legal status. THE ONLY REASON A PERSON CANNOT PROVIDE PROOF OF LEGAL STATUS IS BECAUSE HE/SHE IS NOT LEGALLY PRESENT IN THE US. Such people should not be given licenses.
Isn't it better to have illegal aliens driving around with licenses than without them? An illegal alien is a person who committed one crime by entering this country illegally; another crime by remaining; another by working here. It is laughable to believe that such a person will be transformed into someone devoted to obeying the rules of the road because he has been given a driver's license. There are many cases where illegals have bought cars, obtained insurance in order to register them and get plates, and then immediately cancelled the insurance. After an accident, the illegal, a person with no real identity and no social security number has no difficulty moving to another state and assuming a new identity, leaving the victim of his careless driving with no one, and no insurance company, to pay the hospital. The fact that the illegal immigrant lobby admits many illegals drive without licenses is an admission of widespread contempt for the law. Similarly, there are people who cheat on their taxes. It is not a valid argument to say that if we eliminated the taxes the tax cheats would become law-abiding citizens. Couldn't the terrorists could have gotten on the planes with their passports? After 9/11 it would be impossible for a group of young men from terrorist-sponsoring nations to get on airplanes with passports from those nations without raising alarms among the flight crew and security people.
Isn't immigration law a matter for the federal government, not the states? Collection of the federal income tax is a federal matter, spying for a foreign government is a federal matter. Yet no one would suggest that states reward those who violate laws regarding these "federal matters."
Isn't too much to expect DMV clerks to be responsible for making a determination as to who is legal and who is not? True. The federal government makes this determination. If an applicant has documentation, the DMV clerk can process the application. If the applicant lacks federal documentation, either he/she must obtain it or the application cannot be processed. DMV simply relies on the federal government to provide a list of valid documentation.