Illegal Immigrants are now allowed to obtain drivers licenses in Las Vegas. An article on CBS Las Vegas’s website stated the following:
“LAS VEGAS (AP) — Thousands of Nevada immigrants showed up at Department of Motor Vehicle offices Thursday to obtain driver authorization cards under a new law that made the state the 11th nationally to offer driving privileges to people in the country illegally.
In Las Vegas, long lines began forming before the doors opened at 8 a.m. By noon, wait times at the city’s two busiest offices were two hours or longer.
But the mood was more jovial than other agonizingly long DMV waits given the excitement on the part of immigrants who are now able legally drive to work.”
Did you catch the problem? If you didn’t, allow me to highlight:
“But the mood was more jovial than other agonizingly long DMV waits given the excitement on the part of immigrants who are now able [to] legally drive to work.”
Illegal Immigrants are not allowed to work in this country, but they’re excited that they can now drive to their illegal jobs?
“Fausto Garcia, 51, was among those at the DMV office in North Las Vegas. Garcia, who is from Mexico, said he wanted to get a card as soon as possible. He’s been living in Las Vegas for eight years, and driving illegally to his job as a dishwasher.”
Yes, I know – he’s a dishwasher – but he’s still WORKING ILLEGALLY. Is he getting paid in cash? Illegal. Using a fake/borrowed SIN card? Illegal. An unlicensed driver? He’s been putting legal Americans on the road at risk – without insurance – for 8 YEARS – and these are the people we want to reward? Unbelievable.
I get the argument here from a safety standpoint as I share the same roads as these illegals, except I question the “test” these people have to take – an actual driving test with a car? Hope so, but I doubt it. Regardless, however, beyond the safety issue I’d hope the INS was getting ready to deport everyone signing up for a card that day.
According to the article, “The law specifically prohibits the DMV from using or sharing information for immigration-enforcement purposes.“
Like I said, unbelievable.
As a final thought: Look at the illegals’ turnout for (illegal) driver’s licenses. What do you think their turnout would be if the DMV was handing out Voter ID cards?
SHOCKER ALERT – 75% of these Illegals are failing the written exam. Gee, ya think? AND THESE ARE PEOPLE ALREADY ON OUR ROADS, FOLKS!!!!!!
And btw, apparently the PC Police are now referring to them as “immigrants without citizenship status”. Haha! For one, that statement is contradictory and for another, first we’re afraid of the word “terrorist”, now we’re even afraid of the word “illegal”?
New Rules (with apologies to Bill Maher):
A Car Thief is now a “Car driver – Car Owner Unwitting”
A Squatter is now an “Home Owner Without Actual Title”
and babies are “Really Old People Without All The Years”
Again, I get the short-sightedness of trying to make our roads safer, but why not even this: only allow illegals who have been enrolled in school in America for 5 years or more to be able to take the test?
Driving is a priviledge, not a right, and what have these illegals done to earn this privilege? Break the law. It’s that simple. It’s like saying, “Hey, don’t break into someone’s house and squat there, but if you actually happen to, we’ll give you a home of your own.” Ridiculous.