California has doled out a whopping 1 million driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants in the past five years. No wonder people are still sneaking into the country. California is encouraging them.
Supposedly, the law was written to make Californians safer. Politicians thought everyone would benefit if migrants could drive around without fear of arrest. A non-citizen who doesn’t have proper ID might just bail after he gets into a car accident rather than wait for the authorities to arrive.
“It’s been a true success story for our immigrant families, for our roads and our economy,” said Monterey County Supervisor Luis Alejo. “It certainly has resulted in immigrants having a better life by no longer being in fear that they’re going to get their cars impounded or being put in deportation proceedings for something as simple as not having their license.”
There’s some chance that allowing illegals already residing in the state to have legal driver’s licenses marginally improves safety, but that ignores the fact that residents would be even safer if they were no undocumented migrants living among them in the first place.
“I do not think people in our country illegally should be given any type of identification, state or federal,” said Robin Hvidston, executive director of “We the People Rising”. “I don’t see how providing state laws to accommodate those here illegally makes us more secure.”
California’s laws clearly and deliberately favor illegal immigrants. Republicans favor a hardline approach to immigration questions, which encourages liberals to take the opposite view by default.
California politicians don’t seem to view illegal immigration as a crime. They’re willing to let millions of unvetted, potentially dangerous people live in the state.
Alejo claims there’s a financial benefit to allowing illegals to obtain licenses.
“Imagine a million new consumers who are buying auto insurance, buying new or used vehicles and renting cars. This has been an economic boon for California in the billions of dollars,” he said.
(Source: Mercury News)