Illegal aliens on the highways


Should an illegal alien have a license to drive?

Illegal aliens are licensed to drive in many states.  Unfortunately, many of the immigrants from other countries are not good drivers.

A valid driver's license is an ID card which bestows a number of privileges other than driving, and opens a lot of doors that should be open only to U.S. citizens.  This is especially true in the light of the relatively recent introduction of photo ID requirements at the polls.  Unless the aliens' licenses have some obvious marking that shows the licensee is not a citizen, this could lead to a torrent of invalid votes.

In my opinion, some states are allowing illegal immigrants to obtain licenses in anticipation of an upcoming blanket declaration of amnesty, and the state governments are trying to avoid the sudden development of massive crowds at the driver's license offices.




1 Million Illegal Immigrants To Have California Driver's License By 2018.  More than 905,000 illegal immigrants have a California driver's license at this point, and that number could rise to more than a million by January of 2018.  By the end of June 2017, more than 900,000 drivers have been registered under California Assembly Bill 60, which requires only proof of identity and residency, not immigration status, in order to receive a license to drive a car.  After passage in 2013 because of 15 years of lobbying by liberal pro-immigration groups, the bill was meant to "intended to bolster public safety and reduce penalties for undocumented immigrants who drive," according to The Sacramento Bee.

Sanctuary for Illegal Alien Drunk Drivers?  It is almost trite and redundant to state that there is a contentious debate in the United States between those who are pushing for the strict enforcement of the immigration laws and those who believe that certain aliens, notwithstanding the fact that they are removable from the United States, should not be subjected to the "harsh punishment" of removal. [...] One particular group of aliens who have received a significant amount of support lately from opponents of immigration enforcement are aliens who entered illegally who have been convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) or driving while intoxicated (DWI), collectively known as "drunk drivers".

Being Legal in New Mexico.  I was in town recently, trying for the fifth time to renew my driver's license.  Rejected, again.  On the first attempt, I learned that NM has decided to up the ante for regular folks, and you can no longer go into the NM MVD office and get a driver's license based on the fact that you simply needed to renew the old one.  New Mexico was one of the states, in a frenzy of political correctness and deference to illegal aliens, that passed a new law to give driver's licenses to people they knew were in the state illegally.  But in the aftermath, they had fights about it in the state legislature about how to make up for the debacle they had created by causing all New Mexico drivers licenses to be suspect — because the TSA would no longer recognize them as legal identification for purposes of boarding a plane. [...] And apparently, the illegals do not have to prove squat to get a driver's license.

How California DMV Could Settle the Question of Voter Fraud.  California AB 60 driver's license holders — who are admittedly in the country illegally by virtue of applying for this class of license — are concerned that the Trump administration may use their AB 60 licenses to identify them for deportation, according to an AP story picked up by Oregon Live.  According to Jessica Gonzalez, spokeswoman for the Dept. of Motor Vehicles (DMV), illegal aliens in California have nothing to fear.  She told the AP that although the department makes "databases available to law-enforcement entities," that information would not include the legal status of driver's license holders.  In response to follow-up questions from Breitbart News, Gonzalez may have inadvertently provided the Trump administration a way to get to the bottom of allegations of massive voter fraud.

John Kelly: 'Even A Single DUI' Could Start Deportation For Illegal Aliens.  Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary John Kelly confirmed Sunday that federal immigration authorities won't shy away from arresting illegal immigrants who would have been ignored under the Obama administration.  New categories of criminal aliens will be targeted for deportation, not just those who've committed headline-grabbing crimes like rape and murder, Kelly said on NBC's "Meet the Press."  "Someone, as an example, with multiple DUIs," he said, is the kind of illegal immigrant that would draw attention from immigration authorities.  "Even a single DUI, depending on other aspects, would get you into the system," he added.

California Licenses 800K Illegal Aliens as Motor Voter Law Looms.  Over the last two years, the Golden State has licensed over 800,000 illegal aliens to drive, and as the new motor voter law AB 1461 goes into effect in 2017, anti-Trump lawmakers are vowing to fight the Trump administration on attempts to enforce immigration law.  AB 60 went into effect on January 1, 2015, inviting well over a million illegal aliens in California to apply for driver licenses with lawmaker promises that their non-citizen status would not be shared with immigration authorities.  With the law about to hit the two-year mark, the California Department of Motor Vehicles announced that 806,000 illegal aliens have been granted driver licenses, according to the Bay Area's Mercury News.  14,000 of those licenses were issued in November of this year.

Giving Driver's Licenses to Illegal Aliens Makes Illegal Voting a Real Possibility.  A December 28 report in San Jose's Mercury News noted that two years after the implementation of AB 60, a controversial law allowing illegal aliens to obtain driver's licenses in California, an estimated 806,000 illegal residents have received driver's licenses, according to the latest Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) statistics.  However, the fallout from that law is even worse than allowing more than four-fifths of a million illegal aliens on the road.  On October 10, 2015, Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 1461, the New Motor Voter Act, which will automatically register people to vote through the DMV, and could result in illegal aliens voting.

Evidence scant California's licensed illegal immigrant drivers getting insurance.  In the push to grant illegal immigrants driver's licenses, Californians had been assured that doing so would spur them to get safety training and insurance coverage.  Nearly a year-and-a-half later, there's no evidence it worked.

Radical Left 9th Circuit Forces Arizona to Grant Driver's Licenses to Illegal Aliens.  Over the past few weeks, we've highlighted the growing trend of judicial amnesty for illegal immigrants at the hands of unelected judges.  Among the many stories you won't read in the mainstream media today is that the Ninth Circuit has just taken judicial amnesty a step further.  It has ratified Obama's amnesty by forcing Arizona to grant driver's licenses to recipients of the DACA amnesty — a complete violation of both national and state sovereignty.

After Hiring 1,000 New DMV Bureaucrats, California Issues 605,000 Licenses To Illegals.  After spending $141 million to hire nearly 1,000 new Department of Motor Vehicle employees to process driver's license applications in the wake of AB60 — the California law to issue driver's licenses to 1.5 million illegal immigrants — the results are in, and it's clear the bureaucrats have kept busy.  Tuesday [2/9/2016], the DMV said it had issued 605,000 shiny new driver's licenses to illegal immigrants, with the full 1.5 million expected to be in place in the next two years.  The total accounted for more than half of the licenses issued in 2015.  But that's not searchable in a database, accounting to True The Vote.

There's been a boom in driver's licenses issued to immigrants here illegally.  An estimated 605,000 licenses were issued under the law last year, accounting for nearly half of all new licenses, according to the California DMV.  Nearly 400,000 of the licenses were issued during the first six months.  "We believe that this new law increases safety on California roads by putting licensed drivers behind the steering wheel," spokesman Artemio Armenta said.

The Editor says...
They are the same people, with or without a license.  The possession of a license doesn't turn someone into a good driver.  (For an example, go back and look at me when I was 16.)  This issue is about providing a stepping stone toward citizenship.  It has little to do with driving a car.

Almost Half Of California Driver's Licenses Went To Illegal Immigrants In 2015.  Almost 50 percent of all California driver's licenses issued in 2015 went to illegal immigrants, according to recent state reports, wrapping up the first year of a state-wide program designed to provide Department of Motor Vehicle services to those without citizenship.  In total, California issued 605,000 driver's licenses to illegals a year after the program started Jan 2, 2015, which is far more than the anticipated number, the Orange County Register reports.  The program is expected to cost the state $141 million over a period of three years.

In first year, California issues 605,000 driver's licenses to immigrants.  California issued more than a half-million driver's licenses under a new law granting the identifying documents to immigrants who may be in the country illegally.

Illegal Aliens Sue to Drive, Claim Discrimination of "Disfavored Minority Group".  About a year ago Oregonians overwhelmingly voted against Measure 88, which would have provided special driver cards to illegal aliens.  Voters throughout the state, which is largely represented by Democrats in Congress, fiercely rejected the initiative 983,576 to 506,751, according to election results from the Oregon Secretary of State.  All of Oregon's 36 counties voted against Measure 88 by significant margins, the figures show.  Measure 88 was put on the ballot after Oregon legislators passed a controversial law in 2013 directing the Department of Transportation to give illegal immigrants who have resided in the state for more than a year a special driver card.  Disregarding the clear intent of Oregon's U.S. citizens, a group of five Mexicans, identified only by their initials in court documents, are suing the state for — get this — violating their civil rights by denying them driving privileges.

Cojones: Illegals Sue to Overturn Oregon Ballot Initiative That Overwhelmingly Refused Them Drivers Licenses.  Fox News is reporting that a group of aliens living illegally in the United States, Oregon specifically, is suing to overturn a ballot initiative in that state in which voters resoundingly rebuffed attempts to legislatively permit illegal aliens to obtain Oregon driver's licenses.  The basis?  Discrimination.  The plaintiffs allege that the ballot initiative, Measure 88, is unconstitutional "because it 'arbitrarily' denies driving privileges based on membership in a 'disfavored minority group.'  It [the lawsuit] alleges Oregon voters were motivated by "animus toward persons from Mexico and Central America."

The Editor says...
There is nothing illegal about "animus toward persons from Mexico and Central America," if those "persons" are in this country illegally, are not U.S. citizens, are a menace to navigation on the highways, are overcrowding the county jails and hospital emergency rooms, and are sending billions of dollars per year back to Mexico and Central America by way of wire transfers.

N.J. considers driver's licenses for undocumented immigrants.  Proponents of the bill — which would establish a driver's license for unauthorized immigrants who can supply proof of identity, date of birth, and residency in New Jersey — say it would improve safety on the roads.  Under the bill, the chief administrator of the state Motor Vehicles Commission would decide what documents could be considered.  Documents for proving identity could include original or certified copies of identification issued by a consulate from the applicant's country of citizenship, a passport from the country of citizenship, or a foreign driver's license.

Spitzer: I buried plan to give illegal immigrants licenses to help Hillary.  In a stunning admission, former Gov. Eliot Spitzer says he buried a plan to give drivers' licenses to illegal immigrants just to help Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign back in 2007.  The licenses became a key issue in Clinton's nomination fight with Barack Obama, who said he was for the licenses at a debate in Philly, while Clinton danced around taking a position.

Jerry Brown Cooks Up A Recipe For California Voter Fraud.  Just months after handing out California driver's licenses to illegals, Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a law to automatically register every driver to vote.  Supposedly, it's to raise turnout.  More likely, it's inviting fraud.  So how does opening up U.S. presidential elections to the votes of any of the citizens of El Salvador, Armenia, Mexico or China sound?  Foreigners have complained for years about wanting to vote in U.S. elections and in California.  And now they may get their wish — unless California's Gov. Jerry Brown is somehow kept from enacting AB 1461, a bill to automatically register every recipient of a California driver's license to vote.

Non-Citizens Will Now Vote in At Least One State.  Governor Jerry Brown just sold out the American vote in California.  He signed a new version of the Motor Voter Act that will register every eligible California citizen who acquires a driver's license or renews a license at the Department of Motor Vehicles to vote.  This is after he made all illegal aliens eligible for diver's licenses.  Eleven states allow illegal aliens to get driver's licenses.

Overcoming fear, thousands of immigrants line up for a driver's license in California.  For the past five years, Carmela Gonzalez was scared every time she got behind the wheel.  "I would make the sign of the Holy Cross," she said in Spanish.  "My mom would always tell me, 'trust in God, everything is going to be all right.'"  [...] In March, Gonzalez walked into her local Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) office, Mexican passport and a utility bill in hand, and applied for a driver's license as an undocumented immigrant — protected by the law AB 60.

More Than Half of New CA Driver's Licenses Go to Illegal Immigrants.  More than half of the new driver's licenses issued in California during 2015 have gone to illegal immigrants.  "Of the 759,000 total licenses the DMV has issued, 397,000 — or 52 percent — have gone to [illegals]."  The surge in illegal licensing is the result of AB 60 — a California law that went into effect at the beginning of the year.  The law allows applicants to get a license by "only [proving] their identity and California residency, rather than their legal presence in the state."

More than half of new driver's licenses go to immigrants in U.S. illegally.  More than half the new driver's licenses issued in California during the first six months of the year have gone to immigrants in the country illegally, the state Department of Motor Vehicles reported Friday [7/17/2015].  Immigrants received 397,000 of the 759,000 original driver's licenses issued in California since the January beginning of a new law aimed at providing licenses to those not legally in the country but who can document their identity and California residency.

Escaped Mexican Drug Lord 'El Chapo' Has A California Driver's License.  Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is currently on the run after escaping this weekend from a maximum-security prison near Mexico City. [...] El Chapo was given a California driver's license in 1988, according to a Drug Enforcement Administration report.  El Chapo used the alias "Max Aragon" to get the license.

Arizona again seeks to deny licenses to 'dreamers'.  Saying the president acted illegally, an attorney for the state wants appellate judges to once again allow the director of the Arizona Department of Transportation to refuse to issue licenses to "dreamers."  In filings with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Assistant Attorney General Dominic Draye acknowledged Arizona issues licenses to some individuals who are granted "deferred action" under various federal programs.

Russian, Spanish-language ads fueling rampant driver's license fraud in Vermont.  Foreign-language ads are helping out-of-state illegal immigrants fraudulently obtain Vermont driver privilege cards, the chief inspector of the Vermont DMV has revealed.  "We found two ads out of state ... saying you can come here and get a driver's license," Capt. Drew Bloom, chief inspector of the DMV, told Vermont Watchdog.  "One of them was in Spanish and the other was in Russian," he said.

States flouting post-9/11 ID law, giving cards to illegal immigrants that mirror licenses.  After the 9/11 attacks, Congress passed the REAL ID Act to prevent foreign nationals from fraudulently obtaining a U.S. driver's license — by requiring that any ID issued based on unverifiable foreign documents look different in "design or color" from an official driver's license.  That way, TSA and other law enforcement would know the ID holder might not be who they say they are.  But more than a decade later, several state and local governments are openly flouting the law, issuing ID cards that are barely distinguishable from a bona fide driver's license.

Half Million Illegal Aliens Elude Deportation in Landslide California License Response.  Almost 500,000 illegal aliens have applied for California driver licenses within the first three months of 2015, doubling expectations under the state's new AB 60 law.  AB 60 specialist Carlos Leon assures the DMV is not allowed to share information that would otherwise lead to deportation.  Only 203,000 of the 493,998 applicants have been granted licenses to date under the law that took effect on January 2, 2015, reports the California DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles).  The DMV has added extra offices, employees, and hours in preparation for an expectation of 1.4 million applicants over three years.  Employees working on AB 60 applications also attended mandatory sensitivity training.

A 'Privileged Cracker' Visits the California DMV.  The other day I received a letter from the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) instructing me to renew my driver's license in person.  The letter stated I was required to take a vision test and a new photo.  The letter also provided me with a phone number to schedule an appointment.  When I called the number, the representative told me that the next available appointment to visit my local DMV was 8 weeks later, well beyond the expiration date of my driver's license.  The representative explained it was due to undocumented immigrants, what we used to call illegal aliens, now being able to obtain driver licenses, and that my best bet was to simply go to my local DMV office and see if I could receive a same-day appointment.  Thank you Governor Moonbeam Jerry Brown.

110,000 Illegals on CA Roads with New Licenses.  The new California law AB 60, an attempt to license the roughly 1.5 million illegal aliens in the state, has already licensed 110,000 immigrants since going into effect in January.  When a similar attempt was initially made in Nevada, the illegal residents failed the test 90% of the time.  The ACLU attests that the failure rate can be due to the language barrier; Gloria Cruz of the San Diego ACLU told ABC 10 News that the need to apply online or with the DMV's touchscreen had left immigrants with great difficulties to overcome.  California applicants have faced similar difficulties with the written test[.]

California issues 110,000 driver's licenses to immigrants in first 7 weeks of applications.  California has handed out 110,000 driver's licenses to immigrants in the country illegally during the first seven weeks of applications.  The figures for all of January and much of February were released this week by the state's Department of Motor Vehicles.  In early January when the law took effect, hundreds of immigrants lined up at designated DMV offices for walk-in appointments.

California Provides 59,000 Immigrants With Driver's Licenses in First Month of 2015.  Overall, a total of about 236,000 immigrants in the country illegally began the application process during January, the state Department of Motor Vehicles said in a statement.

About Those Drivers' Licenses for Aliens.  You've got to admire the persistence of the Left.  When they've got a goal in mind, they never give up and they never play by the rules. [...] We can't match the Left for unscrupulousness and deceit, and we operate in the light and not the dark.  But maybe we, too, can be persistent.

Driver's Licenses for Immigrants Spur Debate in New Mexico.  Fresh off a political power shift, the Republican-led House of Representatives is poised to pass a measure repealing a 2003 law that made New Mexico one of the first states to offer licenses to immigrants regardless of status.

Nevada bill aims to extend teaching licenses to more DREAMers.  Immigrants who were brought to this country illegally as children can avoid deportation and get a work permit, but they still hit a wall if they try to apply for a Nevada teaching license.

California DMV Overwhelmed by Illegal Immigrants Lining Up for Licenses.  Some California residents must now wait months just to get an appointment at the Department of Motor Vehicles.  The DMV blames the waitlist on a massive influx of applications from undocumented workers.

California DMV Ordered to Overlook Identity Theft by Illegals.  Illegal aliens may enjoy a free pass on identity theft due to a new investigative policy at California's Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).  The policy, issued last year and effective as of Jan. 1, 2015, directs DMV investigators to overlook identity theft by applicants "who may have attempted to obtain or been issued a license or ID card previously through submission of false information."

In Vermont, Drivers Licenses are a Magnet for Fraud by Illegal Aliens.  As California battles a flood of immigrants seeking driver's licenses after enactment of Assembly Bill 60, Vermont's Department of Motor Vehicles has found issuing driver's privileges to illegals can be a magnet for benefits fraud.  In the first week after AB 60 went into effect in January, California's Department of Motor Vehicles issued more than 11,000 driver's licenses and processed nearly 50,000 applications for people living illegally in the U.S.  By the end of week two, the number of issued licenses more than doubled, reaching 25,300.  Over the next three years, Golden State taxpayers can expect to pay as much as $220 million to give licenses to 1.4 million undocumented immigrants.

It's permanent, 'dreamers' can keep licenses.  A federal judge on Thursday [1/22/2015] permanently ordered Arizona to keep allowing young immigrants known as "dreamers" to get driver's licenses.  U.S. District Judge David Campbell's ruling comes a month after he issued a temporary injunction forcing Arizona to start allowing dreamers with work permits through President Barack Obama's deferred-action program to get licenses.  "This means they can keep their licenses," said Araceli Martinez-Olguin, a senior attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union Immigrants' Rights Project.

TSA Whistleblower Confirms Illegal Aliens May Board Planes With CA Licenses.  Illegal immigrants can board airplanes with California's driver licenses despite repeated guarantees to the contrary.  A whistleblower from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has turned over documents to Gotnews.com that contradict media reports that illegal immigrants may not travel within the U.S. with a California driver's license.

DMV expects 100,000 undocumented to seek licenses by week's end.  Massive interest in a new law granting driver's licenses to people living in the country without documentation resulted in California issuing nearly 1,000 licenses on the first day alone, and motor vehicle offices across the state are on pace to see 100,000 applicants by the end of the week.

DMV cites low pass rate on first day of new driver's licenses.  Spanish-language test takers fared worse than English-language applicants on the first day a law took effect allowing people who are in the country illegally to obtain California driver's licenses, according to the Department of Motor Vehicles.  Only 36% of people who took the Spanish-language written test for a driver's license received a passing score on Friday [1/2/2015], the first day AB60 was in effect, compared with 54% of those who took the test in English, the DMV said.

CA Illegal Immigrant at DMV: 'Nobody's Passing' the Written Test.  Under the AB 60 law that Governor Jerry Brown (D) signed in 2013 and took effect at the start of 2015, illegal immigrants were able to apply for driver's licenses on Friday [1/2/2015].  And nearly 1.4 [sic] illegal immigrants are expected to apply for licenses in California in the next three years.  At a DMV in south Sacramento, Veronica Oropeza, a 28-year-old illegal immigrant who has reportedly been driving without a license for six years, reportedly failed her written exam twice.

California Taxpayers to Subsidize Auto Insurance for Illegal Aliens.  State officials hope a new law that offers California driver's licenses to immigrants in the country illegally will also encourage them to buy insurance.  To encourage the practice, the California Department of Insurance is aggressively marketing its Low Cost Auto Insurance program to the large pool of immigrants projected to seek licenses under the AB 60 law taking effect Jan. 1.

California Becomes 10th State to Issue Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants.  Landmark legislation signed by California Gov. Jerry Brown last year is now permitting undocumented immigrants to apply for California driver's licenses.  The Los Angeles Times reports that applicants illegally residing in the United States were eligible to receive the special licenses for the first time on Friday [1/2/2015].  To apply, individuals would have to provide either bills or rent statements to prove that they were residents of California and provide documentation confirming their identities.  They are also required to pass both written and vision tests, submit their thumbprint to the DMV, and have a formal driving test before they receive their licenses.  The special licenses are still "not acceptable for official federal purposes."

California opens driver's license applications to illegal immigrants.  California on Friday [1/2/2015] will start taking driver's license applications from the nation's largest population of immigrants in the country illegally.  The state Department of Motor Vehicles expects 1.4 million people will seek a license in the first three years of a program aimed at boosting road safety and making immigrants' lives easier.  California officials say they can't predict how many people will line up immediately to apply, but the number of people making appointments for a license more than doubled when immigrants were allowed to sign up.  Appointments are required to apply for a license except at four newly-created DMV offices.

An Arizona dreamer's quest to drive legally.  [Scroll down]  The announcement followed a 2½-year court battle that came to a head last week when U.S. District Court Judge David Campbell issued a preliminary injunction that lifted an executive order by Gov. Jan Brewer's executive order.  Brewer's order denied licenses to dreamers granted work permits through a program created by President Barack Obama in 2012.  The program allows immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children to stay in the U.S. and work for two years without the threat of deportation through a legal process called deferred action.

Dominican Charged in Scheme to Sell Massachusetts' Driver Licenses to Illegal Aliens.  A Massachusetts' illegal alien has been arrested on a complaint charging conspiracy to fraudulently issue identification documents.  Edwin Amaurys Parra Suarez (Parra), 37, was arrested in connection with a scheme to produce false identification documents.  The complaint affidavit alleges that from December 2012 through January 2013, Parra bribed an employee of the Revere office of the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) in connection with a scheme to issue Massachusetts driver's licenses to individuals who were not eligible to obtain such documentation.

Immigrants get warning on driver's licenses.  While tens of thousands of immigrants living in the United States illegally are preparing to apply for a long-sought driver's license in California starting Jan. 2, others are being urged to think twice.

Young Immigrants Lining Up for Driver's Licenses Monday.  Many young immigrants who are protected from deportation under new Obama administration policies are expected Monday [12/22/2014] to begin pursuing Arizona driver's licenses.

DMV prepares to issue driver's licenses to people who are here illegally.  Just weeks before California begins to issue driver's licenses to people in the country illegally, the Department of Motor Vehicles has opened four new offices and hired more than 900 additional staffers to help handle the expected flood of applicants.  State officials expect that 1.4 million immigrants who are not lawfully in the country will apply for specially marked licenses during the first three years beginning Jan. 2.  An extra $141 million has been budgeted to handle the applications.

Court moves closer to driver's licenses for dreamers.  Barring intervention by the U.S. Supreme Court, Arizona "dreamers" may be able to get driver's licenses as early as next Tuesday, ending a ban imposed two years ago by Gov. Jan Brewer.  On Tuesday [12/9/2014], the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals denied a request by Brewer to keep on hold that panel's July ruling against her ban while the state's attorney general prepares a U.S. Supreme Court appeal.

Court denies Arizona request to block driver's licenses for undocumented immigrants.  A federal appeals court denied Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's (R) request to rehear a case involving driver's licenses for undocumented immigrants in an order filed Monday [11/24/2014].  A panel of three 9th Circuit Court judges denied Brewer's request related to her 2012 executive order denying driver's licenses to about 20,000 undocumented immigrants.  Annie Dockendorff, a spokeswoman for Brewer, said in an email to the Washington Post the governor is "reviewing options to possibly take this matter to the U.S. Supreme Court."

Under Obama program, illegals get driver's license, credit cards, Obamacare.  President Obama's 2012 program to defer deportation of young illegal immigrants greatly eased their ability to get jobs, credit cards, bank accounts, driver's licenses and even Obamacare despite their undocumented status, according to a new Harvard University report.  The review of over 2,000 young illegals given relief from deportation by Obama's June 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, found that many have won the same benefits as U.S. citizens, including higher education despite the failure of the so-called Dream Act that led to the president's initiative.

Baker won't back IDs for undocumented.  Gov.-elect Charlie Baker said he would nix a Patrick administration plan to give special driver's licenses to illegal immigrants in order to comply with new federal rules, an early sign of the different direction the new man in the Corner Office plans to take.  "I don't support issuing driver's licenses to people who are undocumented," Baker said on Boston Herald Radio yesterday, backing the stance he took in the campaign against Democrat Martha Coakley.

Oregon Voters Reject Giving Driver's Licenses to Illegal Immigrants.  At the polls Tuesday [11/4/2014], Oregon voters overwhelmingly rejected a law passed by the state legislature last April that [would have] granted driver's licenses to illegal immigrants residing in the state.  The measure was put to voters after Oregonians for Immigration Reform, an immigration enforcement group opposed to the driver's license benefit, initiated a citizen's referendum and successfully collected the 50,000 signatures required to get it on the ballot.  Voters rejected it by a margin of 68 percent to 33 percent.

The Editor says...
Isn't that peculiar.  The legislature passed it, and then it was put on the ballot.  That's exactly the opposite of the way representative government is supposed to work.

Oregon voters reject licenses for illegals; immigration a losing issue for Dems in 2014 elections.  Immigration was a losing issue in the 2014 election, with Republicans who announced their opposition to President Obama's legalization plans earning victories across the country and voters in Oregon swatting down a referendum that would have granted driver's licenses to illegal immigrants.  Republicans said the results should serve as a warning to President Obama, who has said he plans to take unilateral action to grant legal status to illegal immigrants some time this year.

A Tough Night at MSNBC.  [Oregon] Measure 88 won more votes than anything else on the Oregon ballot.  More votes than pot legalization.  More than the incumbent governor, the incumbent senator or any of the six other ballot measures.  The widely popular, landslide vote on Measure 88 prohibits illegal immigrants from getting drivers licenses.

Oregon Voters Oppose Driver's Licenses for Illegals.  The disconnect between what politicians and labor unions apparently want and what the public thinks is a good idea is startling, and it shows how out of step elected leaders and union officials are with their constituents.  Voters are deeply skeptical of measures providing any sort of benefits to illegal immigrants for good reason.  In the United States, where a huge majority of citizens do not own a passport, a driver's license provides de-facto legitimacy and enables migrants to, as NumbersUSA neatly summarized, "rent apartments and cars, open bank accounts, cash checks, enter secure buildings, buy guns, and board commercial aircraft, among other things."

Who's Behind the Push to Give Illegal Aliens Driver's Licenses in Texas?  Earlier this week, the left-leaning Austin American-Statesman editorialized that it's time that Texas establish driver's licences for illegal aliens.  In the editorial, the paper calls for Texas to join the 11 states plus the District of Columbia in granting driver's licenses to those who are in the state illegally.  This issue cost California Gov. Gray Davis his job a few years back, in that Democratic state.

524 Non-Citizens Received Regular Colorado Driver's Licenses, DMV Says.  Colorado's Department of Motor Vehicles mistakenly issued U.S. citizen driver's licenses to 524 non-citizens, including some illegal immigrants, CBS4 has learned.  The licenses look like those given to state residents.  The DMV blamed a software problem at a contractor, who is working with DMV to retrieve the licenses and re-issue correct IDs.  The licenses were mailed at the beginning of September.

DMV worker sentenced in fake license plot.  Jeffrey Bednarek is the last of five DMV workers to be sentenced in the corruption scheme.  He pleaded guilty in January to conspiracy to commit bribery and identification document fraud, bribery and witness tampering.  U.S. District Court Judge Cathy Bencivengo chastised him for putting the public at risk by issuing licenses to drivers who have no right to be on the road.

The Editor says...
The states license a lot of incompetent drivers, and until recently all licensed drivers were citizens.  No doubt the drivers who circumvent the licensing system must be really dangerous on the road.  On the other hand, many of them probably want a driver's license as prima facie evidence of citizenship, and may not care that much about driving.  On yet another hand, the government doesn't care if you drive or not:  They're more interested in identifying you when you are eventually arrested.

Granting Driver's Licenses to Illegal Aliens Encourages More Illegal Immigration.  States who grant driver's licenses to illegal aliens become magnets for illegal immigration.  Illegal immigration results in higher costs of living, reduced job availability, lower wages, higher crime rates, fiscal hardship on hospitals and substandard quality of care for residents, burdens on public services, increasing their costs and diminishing their availability, and a reduction on the overall quality of life.

Colorado to Issue Driver's Licenses to Immigrants.  Colorado will begin issuing driver's licenses and identification cards to immigrants Friday [8/1/2014] regardless of their legal status, underscoring a sea change in a state that less than a decade ago passed strict immigration enforcement laws.

Colorado to offer driver licenses for illegal immigrants.  The law is expected to receive tremendous scrutiny both from opponents who see it as legitimizing illegal behavior, and supporters who say it will lead to safer roads because drivers will know the rules, and law enforcement will correctly identify people in traffic stops and accidents.

About 10K immigrants sign up for driver's licenses.  About 10,000 immigrants in the country illegally have signed up to get Colorado driver's licenses when they become available next month.

Illegal immigrants in D.C. fail written driver's test at 80% rate.  Four out of five illegal immigrants seeking driver's licenses under a new D.C. law have failed a written knowledge test — a rocky start to a program that in its first two months has issued 268 licenses, according to city officials.  The failure rate of 80 percent compares with a 58 percent failure rate for people seeking traditional driver's licenses, the Department of Motor Vehicles told a D.C. Council committee.  In addition, a check of the DMV website this week shows a massive backlog in appointments required to apply for the District's "limited-purpose license."  The first available date for an illegal immigrant to get an appointment is in March, and more than 6,000 appointments are pending.

Florida group revives call for driver's licenses for illegal immigrants.  A Florida immigration group is renewing a push for driver's licenses for undocumented immigrants in the Sunshine State.  The Sarasota-based Living with Angels drew attention to its cause Saturday with a noisy protest along U.S. 41.  "Not a lot of people in Florida are legal, so if you're not legal you can't have a driver's license," Paula Rincon, a member of the group, told Fox 13 News in Tampa.

Arizona court halts denial of licenses for immigrants.  An appeals court blocked Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's policy of denying driver's licenses to young immigrants who have gotten work permits and avoided deportation under an Obama administration policy.

Appeals Court says to give 'dreamers' licenses.  Calling the state policy motivated by animosity, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals this morning ordered that "dreamers" who the federal government allow to work in this country also be issued Arizona driver's licenses, at least for the time being.  In a unanimous decision, the court rejected arguments by Gov. Jan Brewer that she was entitled to issue an executive order two years ago denying licenses to those in the federal government's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

Non-Citizen Driver's Licenses Bogging Down Colorado DMV.  A new kind of driver's license for non-citizens will soon be available but even before the Department of Motor Vehicles can issue them, advance requests are clogging up the system.  Tens of thousands of drivers in Colorado are calling the DMV to register for the new ID which is clogging the system.  Those licenses are the result of a law passed last year that aims to improve public safety by making sure every driver in Colorado, regardless of their legal status, has a license.

The Editor says...
The state could "make sure every driver has a license" by eliminating licenses. Obviously then, licenses are all about fees and taxes rather than public safety.

DMV: Nearly 49,000 Nev. Residents Have Taken Written Tests To Obtain State Driver Authorization Cards.  The cards are available under a new law that made Nevada the 11th state to offer driving privileges to people in the country illegally.

Middle Eastern Men Are Getting Driver's Licenses With Hispanic Names.  The Texas Department of Public Safety informed the San Antonio Division Joint Terrorism Task Force that individuals of Middle Eastern descent are obtaining new Texas driver's licenses with Hispanic surnames.  Approximately 20 individuals of Middle Eastern origin are utilizing the Travis County (Austin, Texas) District Court each week to change their names and driver's licenses from Middle Eastern to Hispanic surnames.  The process involves submitting a form and fingerprints to the District Court.

California design of driver's license for immigrants rejected.  ederal authorities have rejected California's proposed design for a driver's license for immigrants in the U.S. illegally, saying it is not distinguishable enough for security purposes from permits given to citizens.  The Washington officials want the license to state clearly on its face "that it is not acceptable for official federal purposes" and to have a design or color that differentiates it at a glance from other licenses.

California to open facilities for ONLY illegal immigrants' driver's licenses.  The California Department of Motor Vehicles is setting up new facilities to process driver's license applications for illegal immigrants.  Last year, Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law a bill, AB 60, which will allow illegal immigrants to obtain the documents beginning Jan. 1, 2015.  The bill was signed along with a number of others laws seen as favorable to undocumented immigrants.  As part of the driver's license application process, immigrants will have to acknowledge that they are undocumented.  But AB 60 protects applicants from criminal prosecution.

Feds support license lawsuit alleging Hawaii discriminates against those with limited English.  The U.S. Department of Justice is supporting a lawsuit alleging Hawaii discriminates against those who struggle with English by making it too difficult to obtain a driver's license.

Immigrants in the country illegally could legally drive in NJ under bill.  A new effort is underway in the state Legislature to allow unauthorized immigrants to legally drive in New Jersey, setting up what could be the next state debate over immigration policy.  Under the measure, New Jersey would be required to issue photo "driving privilege" cards to residents who could not prove that they were in this country legally but were able to show they lived in the state.

75% of Illegals Fail Written Driving Test in Nevada.  We're talking about illegals here, not legal immigrants.

Illinois to Begin Issuing Driver's Licenses to Illegal Aliens in December.  As of December 3, the State of Illinois will begin accepting applications from illegal aliens for state issued driver's licenses.  State officials estimate as many as 500,000 illegal aliens currently living in the state could apply for the licenses.  Governor Pat Quinn signed the law which created the "temporary visitor driver's license" almost a year ago.

Showing Contempt For Its Citizens, California Issues Driver's Licenses To Illegals.  California's new law letting illegal aliens have driver's licenses represents a shift in ruling-class priorities from the interests of citizens to those of politically well-organized pressure groups.

Jerry Brown: Illegal Immigrant Driver's Licenses [are] 'Only the First Step'.  It's been a whirlwind month for Gov. Jerry Brown -- four weeks in which the California chief executive's desk saw an anti-paparazzi bill and a bill to allow non-physicians to perform abortions, and he himself lofty praise in Rolling Stone.  The latest bill to pass his desk, granting illegal immigrants the ability to apply for driver's licenses in the state, is "only the first step" of a national movement, the governor told a crowd yesterday [10/2/2013].

How can a person here illegally get a a driver's license?  How can you go through the legal process when you are in the country illegally?  Are these people paying any penalties for being in the country illegally[,] or proving that they've paid their state or federal taxes?

California grants driver's licenses to illegal immigrants.  California's governor signed a bill Thursday [10/3/2013] granting illegal immigrants driver's licenses, in a decision immigrant rights groups hailed as a major step forward for their movement.  The country's largest state becomes the latest to reverse course and grant legal driving privileges to illegal immigrants.

Wendy Davis favors driver licenses for immigrants here illegally.  The Fort Worth Democrat, who is due to announce her plans Thursday, said in response to questions at the Texas Tribune Festival that she favors:
  ·   Granting driver licenses to immigrants in the country illegally, citing business backing for the idea.
  ·   Re-regulating college tuition only if the state steps up to the plate with the money needed to subsidize the move.
  ·   More investment in public education, including making pre-kindergarten available to all students.

California governor to sign driver's license bill for illegal immigrants.  California Governor Jerry Brown said on Friday he would sign a bill authorizing the state to provide driver's licenses to illegal immigrants, a last-minute reversal of his position.

Licenses for Illegal Immigrants in Yet Another State.  In what appears to be a nationwide trend to give illegal immigrants state benefits, Nevada has become the fourth this month alone to pass a measure allowing them to get driver's licenses.

Connecticut to allow illegal immigrants to get driving license.  Connecticut joined other U.S. states that allow illegal immigrants to get a driver's license, with the state Senate narrowly approving the measure on Thursday without a single Republican vote.

States Work Behind Scenes to Give Illegal Aliens Benefits.  As the national debate over immigration reform gets more and more heated, some states are working behind the scenes to give illegal aliens benefits that are supposed to be banned under federal law.  This month alone two states — Oregon and Maryland — passed measures that allow illegal immigrants to obtain driver's licenses and a third (Colorado) is close to doing the same.  For years Washington State and New Mexico were the only to offer illegal immigrants driver's licenses.

Rubio Reason for Legalizing Illegals: 'They Are Driving on Our Streets Without a Driver's License'.  Sen. Marco Rubio (R.-Fla.), one of eight senators who have crafted legislation that would put illegal aliens on a path to U.S. citizenship, explained in a Senate floor speech yesterday that one of the reasons he wants to do this is that he believes illegal aliens are currently driving on U.S. roads without drivers licenses and auto insurance and his bill would encourage them to get licenses and buy insurance.  Rubio explained that under his bill ilegal aliens who "have committed serious crimes" will be deported.  However, the proposal will apparently not deem as a serious crime the habit of routinely driving without a driver's license.

Maryland Senate OKs licenses for illegal immigrants.  The Maryland Senate on Monday passed a measure to allow illegal immigrants to keep, renew and apply for state driver's licenses.  The bill passed 29-18 largely along party lines with Republican objection.  It would reverse a state law passed in 2009 to outlaw driver's licenses for illegal immigrants by 2015, a move made to comply with the federal Real ID Act.

North Carolina to Give Some Immigrants Driver's Licenses, With a Pink Stripe.  In a move some are calling a modern-day scarlet letter and others say is the best way to manage changing federal immigration policy, North Carolina this month will begin giving some young immigrants driver's licenses marked with a bold pink stripe and the words "no lawful status" printed in red.

North Carolina slammed for branding illegal immigrants with 'second-class' driver's license.  North Carolina will soon start issuing driver's licenses to some illegal immigrants, but the design of the new cards has sparked outrage among civil libertarians.  The licenses have a tell-tale bright pink stripe across the top along with the words 'NO LAWFUL STATUS' written in bold, which have raised concerns that they will encourage discrimination against those who show it.

Update:
North Carolina: Pink Licenses Dropped.  The licenses will still say "No Lawful Status."

Michigan to issue driver's licenses to immigrants.  Illegal immigrants brought to the country as children can start applying for Michigan driver's licenses and state IDs this week.

Gov. Susana Martinez Supports Giving DREAMers Driver's Licenses.  New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez, a staunch opponent of allowing undocumented immigrants to obtain a driver's license, is making an exception.  The Latina governer is now actively backing a proposal to offer temporary licenses to those who qualify for a two-year reprieve from deportation under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, launched by President Obama last summer.

Illinois to offer driver's licenses to illegal immigrants.  As Illinois becomes the fourth and most populous state to issue driver's licenses to illegal immigrants, there are still nagging concerns that the measure doesn't have enough safeguards to avoid the identity fraud and other pitfalls faced by the three other states with similar laws.

Push for driver's licenses for Massachusetts immigrants.  Massachusetts immigrant advocates are set to gather at the State House in Boston to ask lawmakers to back a bill that will allows all state residents to apply for a driver's license, regardless of their immigration status.

Arizona reviewing its ban on driver's licenses for immigrants.  Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer and her legal team are reviewing whether they will continue denying driver's licenses to young people who recently received immigration relief and work permits under a new Obama administration program.

Illinois Passes Drivers Licenses for Illegal Immigrants.  After a vote on January 8, Illinois is set to join only two other states, New Mexico and Washington, to allow illegal immigrants to apply for state drivers licenses.  A third state, Utah, allows illegals to drive on temporary permits.

Trouble for driver's licenses for illegal immigrants in Illinois.  A new bill to permit 250,000 illegal immigrants to receive driver's licenses could be in big trouble in Illinois.  The Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR), the group that is behind the bill, is fending off blows from Illinois law enforcement over the bill's lack of security safeguards.

California to Issue Driver's Licenses to Illegal Immigrants.  The California state Assembly on Thursday [8/30/2012] voted in favor of a bill that would permit the Department of Motor Vehicles to issue driver's licenses to illegal immigrants who are eligible for work permits under a new policy handed down from the Obama administration.  The bill is on its way to Governor Jerry Brown's desk to be signed into law.  Fox News reports, "Democratic Assemblyman Gil Cedillo of Los Angeles said he wrote AB 2189 to make roads safer, and allow young immigrants to drive to school and work."  The bill passed in California's Assembly by a vote of 55-15 after it passed in California's Senate on Wednesday by a vote of 25-7.  The only other states to issue driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants are New Mexico, Utah, and Washington.

California poised to grant driver's licenses to young illegal immigrants.  California is on the verge of allowing hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants to receive driver's licenses for the first time in nearly two decades.  The key question is how to do it.  The issue of granting driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants has raged in the Legislature for much of the past decade, without resolution, but fighting is largely moot now due to a new federal policy.

Bias alert!
The "new federal policy" is the policy of only one man:  Barack H. Obama.

63% Oppose Driver's Licenses, Public Benefits for Illegal Immigrants Who Get Work Permits.  Most voters still agree with President Obama's new policy allowing some young illegal immigrants to get legal work permits, but they strongly oppose also making these young people eligible for driver's licenses or taxpayer-funded benefits.

DMV ponders licenses for immigrants who get national reprieve.  Advocates for illegal immigrants sought answers Friday about whether California will issue driver's licenses to those in the state illegally if they qualify for President Obama's two-year reprieve from deportation. [...] The Obama administration plans to give temporary work permits to some immigrants who were brought to the United States illegally when they were children.  As many as 350,000 people in California could benefit from that program, according to the nonpartisan Migration Policy Institute inWashington, D.C.

New Mexico driver's license data point to fraud.  Dozens of the same business and residential addresses were used repeatedly by people to obtain driver's licenses in New Mexico in a pattern that suggests fraud by immigrants trying to game the system, an Associated Press investigation has found.

DMV Clerk Pleads Guilty To Bribes For Licenses.  A former Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles clerk has pleaded guilty to a federal bribery charge for accepting thousands of dollars to provide driver's licenses to illegal immigrants.

Why bother getting a driver's license?
California bill would protect unlicensed drivers from arrest.  A bill loaded with immigration politics and potential implications for highway safety has landed on Gov. Jerry Brown's desk.  The legislation by Assemblyman Gil Cedillo, D-Los Angeles, would change police procedures at drunken-driving checkpoints, prohibiting officers from arresting drivers and immediately impounding their cars if their only offense is not having a license.

NM is one of last illegal license battlegrounds.  New Mexico is one of the last battlegrounds when it comes to granting driver's licenses to illegal immigrants.  A dozen states in the last 10 years have repealed laws that allowed people to obtain driver's licenses without proof of immigration status.

Not in Texas!
DPS cracks down on illegal immigrants.  In a clampdown on illegal immigrants, the Texas Department of Public Safety has adopted a new policy requiring noncitizens to prove they are in this country legally before they can obtain or renew a driver's license.  Gov. Rick Perry applauded the change, which went into effect Oct. 1, as a way to strengthen the state's security.

Driver's License Fight to Be Renewed.  Gov. Susana Martinez is renewing her battle to make New Mexico the 49th state to prohibit illegal immigrants from getting driver's licenses, setting the stage for a heated fight during a special legislative session later this year.

States Revise Rules on Driver's Licenses as National ID Approaches.  The last three states to allow illegal immigrants to obtain driver's licenses — Washington, New Mexico and Utah — are now steeped in battles to revise their laws as a federal deadline approaches for all 50 states to issue identity cards that meet a new national standard.

Gov., allies lose battle to stop driver's licenses for illegal aliens.  Three Democrats today stopped bills that would have ended New Mexico's practice of issuing driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants.  The House Consumer and Public Affairs Committee voted 3-2 to table, or block, different bills to stop licensing drivers who do not have proof of immigration status.

Court to decide if illegal immigrants' use of Social Security numbers is ID theft.  The Supreme Court agreed Monday [10/20/2008] to decide whether people picked up on immigration violations also can face charges of identity theft if they use Social Security and other identification numbers that belong to others.  Federal appeals courts have split over whether the defendant must know that the phony ID numbers belong to a real person and the court said it will resolve the question.

Republicans ask for emergency hearing on license lists.  The Republican Party filed a lawsuit on Friday [10/27/2006], seeking an emergency hearing to force state officials to disclose names of illegal immigrants who have obtained New Mexico driver's licenses.

Driver licenses for illegals is pseudo amnesty.  In a flip-flop to court the Hispanic vote, California Gov. Gray Davis signed a bill to allow illegal aliens to get driver licenses.  Shamelessly pandering, he signed it on Sept. 5 in front of a crowd of hundreds of immigrants and illegals who released balloons while chanting "No recall!"  Twice before, Davis had rejected the bill.

Crash may revive effort to bar illegals from driving.  The case at issue is that of Eduardo Raul Morales-Soriano, 25, whom Howard County police have charged with homicide by motor vehicle and drunken driving in connection with a Thanksgiving night crash in Columbia that led to the deaths of Marine Cpl. Brian Mathews, 21, of Columbia, and Jennifer Bower, 24, of Montgomery County.

Let my illegal nanny drive my SUV.  The ad that ran in Daily Variety last week — signed by the usual members of the "entertainment community," including Ed Asner, Danny Glover and Mike Farrell — asked Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to sign Senate Bill 60, a bill to allow illegal immigrants to obtain California driver's licenses.

ACLU sues over noncitizen license ban.  The American Civil Liberties Union jumped into the middle of Michigan's driver's license controversy, filing a lawsuit Wednesday [2/13/2008] on behalf of noncitizens who live and work here but are denied licenses or ID cards as a result of a recent attorney general opinion.

Court upholds denial of driver's license.  The state's high court upheld yesterday [1/9/2008] a decision to deny a driver's license to a Maryland resident whose permit in New Jersey was suspended because he had forged citizenship documents.  Ramiro Silba Alavez, who is from Mexico, received a New Jersey license that was withdrawn after it expired in 1991, according to the decision, because the applicant had made misrepresentations on his application when he arrived in the United States.

No licenses for illegal immigrants.  Illegal immigrants no longer will be able to get Michigan driver's licenses, under a legal opinion released Thursday [12/27/2007] by Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox.  The opinion says licenses grant a person the right not only to drive, but to cash checks, close a loan, get employment and fly on commercial airplanes.  "It really gets to the issue of whether a government document should be issued to basically help someone break the law, by the fact that they're in this country illegally," Secretary of State spokesman Ken Silfven said.  "In our view, the answer is no."

Michigan to deny driver's licenses to illegal immigrants.  Michigan will no longer let illegal immigrants get driver's licenses, a practice just seven other states continue to allow.  Michigan Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land, who oversees the state motor vehicle department, announced the new policy today and said it takes effect Tuesday [1/22/2008].

N.Y. Drops Citizenship Proof For Driver's Licenses.  They were celebrating outside the governor's office Friday [9/21/2007] as Eliot Spitzer handed a landmark victory to a half-million illegal immigrants.  The state will no longer require proof of citizenship for driver's licenses.  "We're changing our policy with respect to getting more people out of shadows and into the system so people don't hide they're here," Spitzer said.

N.Y. to allow illegals to drive.  New York's governor announced yesterday [9/21/2007] that illegal aliens will soon be able to get state driver's licenses, drawing a strong rebuke from families of victims of the September 11 terrorist attacks who said he is opening a window to another attack.

New York is the Ninth State To Give Illegal Immigrants Licenses.  New York's new rule, a landmark victory for the state's estimated half a million illegal aliens, eliminates a decades-old proof of citizenship requirement to get a license.  New York joins eight other states (HI, ME, MD, MI, NM, UT, OR, WA) that do not require drivers to prove legal status in the country to obtain a license.

Spitzer's driver's license policy for illegal immigrants draws wide criticism.  Gov. Eliot Spitzer's order that permits illegal immigrants to obtain New York state driver's licenses is meeting fierce resistance across the state, with opponents ranging from families of September 11 terrorist victims, to county clerks to state lawmakers, to the mayor of New York City.  One critic in the Legislature called the governor's plan "nutsy," and all say that Spitzer's action threatens the state's security and is also illegal without legislative approval.

Spitzer Lashes Out at Foes of License, Health Policies.  With parts of his governing agenda under assault by the Bush administration and lawmakers, Governor Spitzer today swung back hard at his critics, accusing opponents to his plans to give driver's licenses to illegal immigrants and to extend public health care to middle-income children of practicing a "politics of fear."  "No amount of hysterical rhetoric will prevent us from doing what is right," Mr. Spitzer said in a speech today [10/2/2007] at Fordham University.

Driver's licenses for illegals a tough sell for Spitzer, even among fellow Democrats.  In defense of his new policy allowing illegal immigrants to obtain New York driver's licenses, Gov. Eliot L. Spitzer has been relentless in attacking as "hysterical" the rhetoric of Republicans he says are right-wing extremists pushing an anti-immigrant agenda.  The governor has a problem, however.  Many fellow Democrats don't like his new policy, either.

Should Illegals Get Driver's Licenses?  Gov. Spitzer fits Harvard professor Harvey Mansfield's definition of manliness with "confidence in a situation of risk."  So why is Eliot Spitzer, his popularity nose-diving, plowing ahead with plans to offer driver's licenses to illegal immigrants?  Already, as of Sept. 24, under Spitzer's orders, the state's Department of Motor Vehicles has ceased stamping legal visitors' licenses with the word "temporary."  By April 2008, even illegal immigrants will be able to walk into the DMV with a foreign passport and emerge with a driver's license indistinguishable from yours or mine.

Driver's Licenses for Illegal Aliens Is a Recipe for Disaster.  Today, our nation confronts an immigration crisis of unprecedented proportions that is inextricably linked to several major issues that impact our nation on all levels and in all states.  Our nation's ongoing failures to secure its borders and to create an immigration system that possesses meaningful integrity has enabled criminals and terrorists to gain access to our country and in the parlance of the 9/11 Commission, embed themselves in communities around our country.  I refer to this as "hiding in plain sight."

This Will Make Voter Fraud Easier.  [New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer's plan] stops just short of being an engraved invitation for people to commit voter fraud.  The background here is the National Voter Registration Act, commonly known as "Motor Voter," that President Bill Clinton signed into law in 1993.  It required all states to offer voter registration to anyone getting a driver's license.  One simply fills out a form and checks a box stating he is a citizen; he is then registered and in most states does not have to show any ID to vote.  But no one checks if the person registering to vote is indeed a citizen.

ID 'Squeal' of Protest:  Two county clerks, including a Democrat appointed by Gov. Spitzer, warned yesterday [10/25/2007] that under the governor's new plan to give driver's licenses to illegal immigrants, they intend to report any such aliens to law enforcement for deportation.

Spitzer gets federal backing for license plan.  Top state and federal officials signed off Saturday [10/28/2007] on a three-tiered structure for driver's licenses in New York -- including Gov. Eliot Spitzer's controversial plan to license illegal immigrants -- but Spitzer backed away from his earlier insistence that the document be virtually identical to that of other New Yorkers.

DMV chief:  Illegal immigrants could buy guns with licenses.  Motor Vehicles Commissioner David Swarts added yet another confusing twist to the hot-button issue of driver's licenses for illegal immigrants Wednesday [10/31/2007], suggesting the licenses could be used to buy guns.  Sources in Gov. Spitzer's office insisted Swarts was wrong but gave no immediate explanation for his comments.  Swarts appeared to give Spitzer critics new ammunition at a Senate panel hearing on the governor's plan to let illegal immigrants get driver's licenses.

Lawsuit Filed to Stop Driver Licenses for Illegal Aliens.  According to New York State law, with respect to driver licenses, the DMV Commissioner "shall require that the applicant provide his or her social security number."  Under the new DMV policy, however, applicants will not have to provide a Social Security number to receive a driver's license.  They must only provide a foreign passport and some secondary form of identification, such as a lease or a copy of parole papers.

Illegalizing Illegals:  Other considerations … have come into sight, notably those of illegal immigration and national security.  We learn that the 19 people who engineered 9/11 had among them a collection of 63 driver's licenses.  Were these critical enablers?  After all, you don't need a driver's license to slash a pilot's throat.  But you do need a driver's license, or a passport, to board the plane in the first place, and so the security people became exercised on the subject.

What Sen. Clinton Knows But Can't Say:  Maybe the reason for Sen. Clinton's waffling is that Gov. Spitzer's plan to give driver's licenses to illegal immigrants is right up the alley of the left-wingers who control the Democratic presidential primary — but it's way out of touch with the vast majority of Americans.

Driver's Ed.  As uncomfortable as the Clintons are with giving yes or no answers to yes or no questions, sometimes it is required, whatever the meaning of the word "is" is.  Particularly when you consider the history of this issue.

Democrats hit licenses for illegals.  Democratic House members can't understand why their party's national leaders are embracing driver's licenses for illegal aliens, and say their constituents see it as a "de facto amnesty."  Rep. Nancy Boyda, Kansas Democrat, said the stance taken by her party's presidential candidates is very unpopular in her district.

Spitzer Sputters.  Governor Spitzer's executive order to license illegal immigrant drivers has resulted in a public interest group, Judicial Watch, suing him, the Department of Motor Vehicles, and the DMV commissioner for circumventing the State Administrative Procedure Act.

Spitzer:  'Wait and See' on License Plan.  Opponents in Albany and around the country have [said] that there are security risks in giving government identification to as many as 1 million illegal immigrants in New York State.  Some have also said the plan will encourage illegal immigration to the state.

Update:
N.Y. won't allow licenses for illegals.  New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer this morning [11/14/2007] said he is scrapping his plan to give licenses to illegal aliens, telling reporters he just didn't get the support he needed. … Polls showed more than 70 percent of voters disaproved of his license plan.

Out-Of-Gas Eliot Puts the Brakes on License Plan.  With his poll numbers collapsing, Gov. Spitzer pullled the plug today on his controversial plan to allow illegal immigrants to obtain driver's licenses.  "I have concluded that New York state cannot successfully address this problem on its own," Spitzer said at a news conference after meeting with members of the state's congressional delegation.  "I am withdrawing my proposal."

Voters may dump Spitzer over license plan.  Gov. Eliot Spitzer's favorability rating has dropped to an all-time low of 41 percent, and has left only 25 percent of voters planning to re-elect him, according to a poll the Siena Research Institute released Tuesday [11/13/2007].

Doomed by His Contempt.  The best you can say about Gov. Spitzer's now-scrapped plan to give driver's licenses to illegal aliens is that it emerged out of a (profoundly confused) idea that it would somehow make Americans safer.  That's the best you can say.

Alternative viewpoint:
Giving Driver's Licenses to Illegal Immigrants:  The state driver's license databases are the only comprehensive databases of U.S. residents. … Removing the 8 million [to] 15 million illegal immigrants from these databases would only make law enforcement harder.  Of course, the unlicensed won't pack up and leave.  They will drive without licenses, increasing insurance premiums for everyone.  They will use fake IDs, buy real IDs from crooked DMV employees … or resort to identity theft.

More aliens seek driver's licenses in Maryland.  Since March, the average weekly number of driver's license applications by immigrants and illegal aliens has nearly doubled in Maryland, where legal residency is not required of applicants, according to the state Motor Vehicle Administration.

Illegal immigrant drivers creating problem in De Queen.  Hispanic drivers in De Queen [Arkansas] without driver's licenses have become an accident waiting to happen, an official said.  "The majority of Hispanics have no driver's license and they're part of the illegal immigration problem.  If they're here illegally, they can't get into the system to get driver's license.  In most cases they don't have car insurance either," said Mayor Billy Ray McKelvy.

Iowa Supremes:  No Right to Licenses for Illegals.  Illegal immigrants are not entitled to obtain driver's licenses in Iowa, the state Supreme Court ruled Friday [2/18/2005].  Mark Hunacek, an assistant attorney general, said federal courts have concluded there is no constitutional right for illegal aliens to have a driver's license.

How nations perish:  Gray Davis is a desperate man.  Facing recall, he has just put the safety of California motorists at risk in a naked bid to buy Hispanic votes.  Davis signed into law a bill he had twice rejected, to allow illegal aliens to get driver's licenses.

Fake Documents, Real Drivers Licenses.  With the uproar over drivers licenses being issued to illegal aliens in states like California, an even-bigger security threat has been overlooked:  drivers licenses being issued to people with obviously fake documentation.

Aliens Rush to Get IDs:  The ease with which the leader of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks got a Florida driver's license has led to stricter requirements and long, unruly lines at license offices formed by non-citizens trying to beat the deadline.

DMV's fraud busts hit Latinos.  Workers at Oregon's Driver and Motor Vehicle Services have turned in nearly 200 people to police for suspicious documentation, an effort that overwhelmingly singled out Latinos.  This summer, the DMV changed a long-standing policy: Rather than simply refuse service to customers suspected of presenting phony or altered documents to obtain licenses or identification, employees began to alert police.

L.A. police to stop impounding cars of unlicensed drivers.  The Los Angeles Police Department has imposed a moratorium on impounding the vehicles of unlicensed drivers amid concerns that the practice may be unconstitutional, officials said Tuesday [8/28/2007].  The decision touches on what has long been a hot-button issue, because many unlicensed drivers who have their cars towed are illegal immigrants who cannot get driver's licenses.

The country's worst DMV:  The latest amnesty for illegal aliens, desperately sought for years by pro-immigration advocates and seemingly derailed by 9-11, is almost here.  California Gov. Gray Davis has signed a bill giving illegal aliens the right to obtain driver's licenses in what is an enormous step toward the legal acceptance of illegal aliens and proof that ethnic pandering still trumps security in the United States.

Should illegal aliens get driver's licenses?  A driver's license is the pass to board a plane, as well as the license to drive a car.  It confers a sort of quasi-citizenship and, as described by one illegal alien in Texas, "The driver's license ends up becoming our pass to be in this country."

Illegal Aliens Battling for Drivers' Licenses in California:  A bill that would allow undocumented immigrants to obtain drivers' licenses in California may become law without Gov. Gray Davis' signature and despite the fact that the sponsor of the legislation now wants it changed in light of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

All it takes is one activist judge...
Judge blocks new rules for licenses, IDs in Texas.  A state judge agreed Thursday [4/9/2009] to suspend new Department of Public Safety driver license rules touted as a crackdown on unauthorized immigrants.  The rules prevent thousands from getting standard-issue licenses even though they're legally in the country...

The Let-Illegals-Drive-without-a-License Bill.  Gil Cedillo is of one of California's most radical pro-illegal-immigrant state lawmakers, which is why he'll never encourage illegals, with or without licenses, to drive themselves back across the border.  Leave it to a liberal to come up with a law to assist lawbreakers in their efforts to break the law.

DMV ponders licenses for immigrants who get national reprieve.  Advocates for illegal immigrants sought answers Friday about whether California will issue driver's licenses to those in the state illegally if they qualify for President Obama's two-year reprieve from deportation. [...] The Obama administration plans to give temporary work permits to some immigrants who were brought to the United States illegally when they were children.  As many as 350,000 people in California could benefit from that program, according to the nonpartisan Migration Policy Institute inWashington, D.C.

This is an original compilation, Copyright © 2015 by Andrew K. Dart



Traffic accidents involving illegal aliens

In addition to the obvious threat to national security, and the burden on the welfare system, and the crowding of emergency rooms, and the arrival of dangerous criminals, and the re-introduction of communicable diseases that we thought we had eradicated years ago, and the annoyance of immigrants who don't bother to learn English, the porous southern border has had another by-product:  bad drivers on the roads, many of whom have caused deadly crashes.


Texas woman blasts 2-year term for illegal immigrant who killed husband, 2 kids in crash.  A Texas woman is criticizing the two-year sentence an illegal immigrant received for killing her husband and two youngest children in a car crash last year.  Courtney Hacking told "Fox & Friends" Saturday that the sentence in a Texas state court doesn't compensate her for the loss of her 36-year-old husband Peter, a volunteer firefighter, 4-year-old daughter Ellie and 22-month-old son Grayson in the accident.  "People think his crime and his punishment seem to fit because he was an illegal immigrant," she said, referring to Mexican Margarito Quintero Rosales who pleaded guilty to criminally negligent homicide in connection with the crash.  "But to me being illegal in the country was a crime on its own so I don't understand how he did get only two years."

Illegal Alien Charged With 6th DUI.  A man arrested by Selma Police this week has been charged with his sixth drunk driving offense.  Around 11:30pm Monday, an officer was on routine patrol on US301 and spotted a Honda Accord slam on brakes in the middle of the roadway then accelerate.  The officer began following the vehicle as it reportedly weaved in the travel lanes.  The officer turned on his blue lights and the car eventually stopped.  The driver, Anthony Cespedes Gonzalez, a 34 year-old construction worker from Raleigh, allegedly told officers he didn't have a license.  He reportedly claimed he had consumed only two beers before getting behind the wheel to drive to the store to purchase cigarettes.

Unlicensed driver who drunkenly crashed into cyclists hopes woman he left in coma can forgive him.  The unlicensed driver accused of drunkenly barreling through a group of cyclists in Brooklyn says he hopes the woman he left in a coma can forgive him.  Abel Antonio Pina-Morocho pleaded for sympathy Wednesday [9/13/2017] during an exclusive jailhouse interview with the [New York] Daily News at the Brooklyn Detention Complex, where he's being held on $250,000 bail. [...] The undocumented immigrant said his experience behind bars has been sobering and led to fears he could be deported if convicted.  He's lived in the U.S. for 18 years.

'Dreamer' Kills Woman in Hit-and-Run in California.  Another day, another "contribution" from one of those, victims Dreamers, this time in Modesto in Northern California.  You know, all these "dreamers" are such victims and all.

Sanctuary cities, Rahm and power politics.  "I heard the impact, saw this man go up into the sky and land on the windshield," witness Alberto Aceves told the Tribune at the time, describing how Dennis McCann fell off the hood to roll under the speeding car.  "I pull up to the passenger side screaming at him. 'Stop!  The guy's under your car.'"  The driver finally stopped the car, got out, tried to run and was arrested by police.  Saul Chavez, then 35, a Mexican immigrant here illegally, had been drinking heavily.  The Cook County sheriff's office said Chavez had a blood alcohol content of 0.29 percent, more than three times the legal limit.  Chavez had just completed probation after a drunken driving conviction two years before. [...] And within days, what happened?  Chavez fled.  He disappeared back into Mexico, where he remains out of reach of the short, stubby arms of Chicago's law.

Police charge man with intoxication manslaughter in fatal Travis Co. motorcycle crash.  A man died and an injured pregnant woman lost her baby when a motorcycle they were riding collided with a truck in east Travis County Saturday afternoon, said the Texas Department of Public Safety.  Both people are in their 20s.

CNN Complains About the Deportation of Drunk Driving DREAMer.  If there was one thing that our politically divided country could agree on, it was the seriousness of drunk driving.  But during Monday's [3/27/2017] edition of The Lead, that common understanding took a back seat for CNN as they bemoaned that a so-called "DREAMer" was deported.  "Last August [Jorge] Matadamas was charged with drunk driving and evading arrest.  While in jail, he lost his DACA status," reported Polo Sandoval, "[A] program which gave him a chance to live and work in the U.S.  After seven months in detention, he was deported."  CNN's report came after Attorney General Jeff Sessions threatened to pull federal law enforcement funds to cities that hindered Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents.

Man who had been deported to Mexico five times charged in deadly L.A. car crash.  The driver — who faces murder, vehicular manslaughter and driving while intoxicated charges in connection with the Feb. 19 crash — is an immigrant in the country illegally who has been deported from the United States at least five times, according to police and court records.  Estuardo Alvarado, 45, was fleeing the scene of a traffic accident at a "high rate of speed" when he smashed his vehicle into a car driven by Sandra Duran, according to Det.  William Bustos of the LAPD's Valley Traffic Division.

Driver in fatal DUI crash told police she has been living in the U.S. illegally for four years.  A woman accused of driving drunk and killing a 66-year-old Noblesville man Monday morning [2/13/2017] told police that she has been living illegally in the United States for the past four years.  Indiana State Police say Elizabeth Vargas-Hernandez, 35, was driving on I-465 just before 2:30 a.m. when she rear-ended a car driven by David Kriehn, causing it to slide off the road and flip several times until it landed in a ditch.  Kriehn was taken to St. Vincent Hospital where he later died.

DeBlasio: Drunk driving by illegal alien could be 'a very minor offense'.  How far will the mayor of a sanctuary city like New York go to shield illegal aliens from deportation who break the law?  If the offense is "minor," the illegal should be protected from the feds, says New York mayor Bill de Blasio.  That includes grand larceny and drunk driving.

DeBlasio to CNN: It's OK to shield undocumented drunk drivers.  New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio told CNN's Jake Tapper that it is OK to shield undocumented immigrants who drive drunk from federal authorities if it does not "lead to any other negative outcome."

Drunk Illegal Alien Kills 6-Year-Old in Phoenix Crash.  Just imagine the saturation coverage from the media if a police officer killed this black child.  But it's an illegal alien, and Obama 'dreamer" so to speak, so you probably haven't seen this story yet.

Another Needless Killing by a Drunk-Driving Illegal Alien.  The Daily Caller is reporting the killing of a Johnson County, Kan., law enforcement officer, Master Deputy Brandon Collins, at the hands of an illegal alien, one Adrian Espinosa-Flores, who was driving drunk at the time he plowed his vehicle into Deputy Collins and then ran away.  It was a needless death because, according to the Daily Caller, Espinosa-Flores was on the streets despite having been arrested twice previously — a pertinent fact that somehow just doesn't show up in the Kansas City Star newspaper article about him being charged with manslaughter in the case.  Sloppy reporting or political correctness?

Man in U.S. illegally charged with drunk driving had $20K in sock.  For the Dallas County sheriffs who pulled over Roberto Laguna Landin, it was an ordinarily traffic stop, but it turned out to be anything but.  In the wee hours of Sunday, 46-year-old Laguna Landin led officers on a chase and was eventually arrested on charges of driving while intoxicated.  When they caught up with him sheriffs could plainly see the open container he had in the car, according to the Dallas Morning News — but a bit harder to detect was the bulge in his sock.

Two killed in Louisiana bus crash, driver in US illegally, cops say.  An out-of-control bus driven by an illegal immigrant carrying flood recovery volunteers hit a fire truck and firefighters who had responded to an earlier crash Sunday morning [8/28/2016] on a Louisiana interstate, killing two people and injuring 36, according to state police.

Bus full of Louisiana flood volunteers with unlicensed illegal immigrant driver at the helm slams into fire truck attending previous highway crash, killing two and injuring 41.  A charter bus full of Louisiana flood volunteers slammed into a fire truck Sunday morning in a terrifying crash that left 41 people injured and two left dead.  The crash happened near Laplace when the seemingly out-of-control bus raced down the Interstate 10, striking a parked fire engine that was attending to a previous crash and knocking three firefighters over a guardrail, killing one.  The driver, Denis Yasmir Amaya Rodriguez, was in the country illegally and was not licensed to be behind the wheel, police told NY Daily News.

Honduran man in the U.S. illegally drove bus that crashed into fire truck, killing 2.  Louisiana State Police say a Honduran man who had entered the United States illegally was driving a bus carrying flood recovery workers that hit a firetruck on a highway, killing two people and injuring dozens.

Girl, 14, dies after crash with alleged 'twice-deported' DUI illegal.  A 14-year-old girl who was riding with her father, a pastor, when they were hit allegedly by a drunk illegal immigrant with a previous deportation record, has died from her injuries, various media outlets reported this week.  And her death comes just as House Speaker Paul Ryan made comments on the "O'Reilly Factor" on Fox News that he didn't want to "clog" the U.S. jail system with illegals facing DUI charges, sparking more fiery debates about the best way to control the border.

Paul Ryan:  We Have Not Pushed Kate's Law Because We Do Not Want to Clog Up Jails with Illegal Drunk Drivers.  In a Wednesday Fox News interview, Speaker Paul Ryan seemed to suggest that the reason the House has not pushed Kate's Law is because he is opposed to "clogging up our jails" with illegal alien drunk drivers.  Kate's Law — named in honor of Kate Steinle — would increase the penalty for illegal immigrants who return to the U.S. after being deported.  Last year, Steinle was gunned down in broad daylight by a five-time deported criminal alien. [...] On his Wednesday [6/15/2016] program, Bill O'Reilly pressed Ryan — who is the leader of the pro-illegal immigration wing of the Republican Party — on why the House has yet to push Kate's Law nearly a year after her murder.

Illegal Immigrant Surrenders in Hit-and-Run That Killed a Texas Pastor and His Wife.  The sheriff's office said that 21-year-old Alexis De Larosa Sosa was racing his pickup truck against another car along a Houston freeway on April 12.  De Larosa Sosa blew through a red light at full speed, slamming into the car of Jesse Estrada and Maria Sabillon, then fled the scene on foot.  The couple were pronounced dead on the scene.

Drunk Driving Illegal Alien Kills Woman, Is Granted Bail and Disappears.  Funny how after all these years of Americans being run down by drunk driving illegal aliens, the crime of inebriated vehicle operation by unlawful foreigners is still not taken seriously by authorities.  One recent example was of the preventable death of 21-year-old Sarah Root of Omaha Nebraska.  Had illegal alien DREAMer type Edwin Mejia not been given refugee status by the open-borders administration and sent home, he wouldn't have been around to kill an innocent young American.  Worse, the government doubled its guilt by releasing the alien killer from jail instead of holding him for trial.

Previously Deported Illegal Alien May Face Charges for Killing Texas Firefighter, 2 Children.  An illegal alien who hit a Texas firefighter head-on and killed him and his four-year-old stepdaughter and 22-month-old son will be charged with criminally negligent homicide if he recovers from his critical injuries.  The man did not have a drivers license and was in the country illegally, according to the CBS affiliate for Dallas/Fort Worth.  He first came to the U.S. in 2006 but was deported in 2008.  L.P. Phillips of KRLD radio in Dallas spoke to ICE (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement) officials who verified that Margarito Quintero was an illegal alien.

Texas fireman, 2 children killed by illegal, but that's not the worst part.  It's not known what caused the van to swerve, but the driver, Margarito Quintero and his two passengers also sustained serious injuries.  We now know Quintero was in the country illegally and did not have a driver's license.  But here's the most tragic part.  He had already been deported once.  Quintero originally came to the United States in 2006, but was deported in 2008.  Here we are 8 years later and if he recovers from his critical injuries, he will be charged with criminally negligent homicide.  Small comfort indeed for the wife of Peter Hacking, his son and four stepchildren, who now must live with the tragic consequences of a porous border and lax enforcement.

Illegal immigrant's deadly crash not a 'crime of violence,' ICE says.  An illegal immigrant — who police said was drunk while street racing when he killed a Nebraska woman in a car crash — wasn't detained by immigration officials because his offense did "not constitute a crime of violence," the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency said in a March letter to Congress.  Edwin Mejia, 19, is accused of being drunk and driving recklessly when his vehicle slammed into 21-year-old Sarah Root's car in January.

As if we don't have enough drunks on the road already...
Fed Appeals Court Protects "Habitual Drunkards" from Deportation.  In what may seem like a bad joke, a U.S.  federal appellate court has ruled that an illegal immigrant convicted of drunk-driving can't be deported because federal immigration law discriminates against "habitual drunkards" like him.  The case involves an illegal immigrant from Mexico, Salomon Ledezma-Cosino, with at least one drunk-driving conviction, possibly more.  Ledezma-Cosino has lived in the U.S.  illegally since 1997 and has eight kids, five of them anchor babies born in America.  He works in the construction industry and has a criminal record.  Ledezma-Cosino drank about a liter of tequila every day for a decade, according to medical records cited in federal court documents, and has been diagnosed with acute alcoholic hepatitis and cirrhosis of the liver.  This man should be the poster child for deportation yet he remains in the country and is now further protected by a federal appellate court ruling.

Vehicular homicide not enough to detain illegal immigrants: DHS.  Even being convicted of homicide isn't enough to ensure illegal immigrants are detained by federal agents, the government's top deportation official said in a letter to Congress released Monday [4/4/2016].  U.S.  Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Sarah Saldana said neither Obama administration policy nor federal law required her agency to detain Edwin Mejia, who arrived in the U.S.  illegally as part of the surge of unaccompanied children from Central America, after he was charged with vehicular homicide in Nebraska.

Paterson man with suspended license indicted in hit-and-run that killed city teenager.  A 34-year-old city man whose driving privileges allegedly were suspended 20 times in 16 years was indicted on criminal charges this week in connection with a fatal hit-and-run that killed a 16-year-old boy in Paterson last summer, according to authorities.

Killer Illegal Immigrant ICE Failed to Detain Now on ICE's Most Wanted List.  Immigration and Customs Enforcement is adding the illegal immigrant arrested and then released after killing 21-year old Sarah Root while street-racing drunk to ICE's Most Wanted list, according to Sen.  Ben Sasse (R-NE).  Edwin (Eswin) Mejia, an illegal immigrant from Honduras, absconded after ICE declined to detain him — as his crimes "did not meet ICE's enforcement priorities" as laid out by the Obama administration — and he posted bail.

Illegal accused of fatal hit-and-run deported six times.  A man accused in a fatal hit-and-run on Tuesday [11/3/2015] is an illegal alien who has been deported at least six times since 2001.  Ramon Jaime HortaSanta Ana, California police say Ramon Jaime Horta was driving on a suspended license when he allegedly struck and killed 24-year-old Marcello Bisarello, the Orange County Register reports.

Illegal Alien Drunk Driving Killer Back in U.S. Four Days After Deportation.  Over the weekend, U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested 66-year-old Luis Escobar Valle moments after he crossed the Rio Grande into Texas.  He is now facing new federal charges.  Escobar admitted to agents that he had just entered the country illegally.  In fact, he had been deported by federal agents on October 20.  A mere four days later he had walked back into Texas.

Illegal Alien Sentenced for Killing a Family.  A previously deported criminal alien, Marco Hernandez Ramirez, drove drunk and killed a husband and wife, and their five year old daughter.

Illegal alien with 3 DUI's, Spared Deportation by Obama, Kills Cyclist.  In this case, when have an illegal alien who had been arrested for DUI three times.  He was slated to be deported, but was, under Obama's immigration rules, allowed to post bail and of course he never showed up to be deported.  The last time he drove drunk, he killed an American citizen, who was cycling in Scott County, Kentucky.  Here illegally, no drivers license, three previous DUI's, not deported because of Obama, and he ends up killing an American citizen.

Illegal Immigrant Car Crash Kills 6 in Central Texas.  At least six illegal immigrants from Honduras and Guatemala have been killed, multiple others injured, and two arrested following a high-speed chase that ended with a crash in the rural town of Edna just northwest of Victoria, Texas.  At least 15 people were crammed into the SUV.  The fatal wreck took place shortly after 1:30 a.m. along Highway 59 when police in Edna tried to pull over a Ford Explorer over a traffic violation, Houston's ABC13 reported.  Edna is located in Jackson County.

Illegal alien 'afraid of being deported' kills six in car wreck in Texas.  Meet Juan Garcia Ahuezoteco.  He is a 23 year old 'dreamer' who is in this country illegally.  Apparently, Juan Garcia Ahuezoteco is so afraid of being deported, he sped off in a Dodge Durango, reaching speeds of up to 100 mph.  He also 'allegedly' ran in to a Honda Accord, killing four Americans.  Two passengers in the Dodge Durango were also killed.  It's not known if they were in this country legally.  Ahuezoteco's girlfriend, who is knocked up with an anchor baby spoke to him during the police chase.

This might be off-topic, depending on his immigration status:

Man accused in triple-fatal crash on Rt. 80 had 19 past traffic violations.  The 22-year-old Mountain Lakes man accused of causing a chain-reaction crash that killed three people on Route 80 in Rockaway Township early Saturday morning had committed 19 traffic violations from 2012 through 2014, according to state Motor Vehicle Commission records.  The MVC provided NJ Advance Media a list of the violations by Bhavuk Uppal, who faces charges in the crash including death by auto, assault by auto, causing death or injury while driving while suspended, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving while intoxicated.  Uppal also had 12 driver's license suspensions during the same period and is presently on an "indefinite suspension," said Mairin Bellack, deputy communications director for the MVC.

Illegal alien with three previous DUIs drives drunk again and kills American teen.  An illegal immigrant with three prior DUI convictions killed a 17-year old when he was driving drunk for a forth time.  The defense tried to get him the minimum sentence, saying that he was sorry.  The prosecution wasn't having it.

Administration memo tells border agents they can release drunk drivers.  Mary Ann Mendoza, the mother of Ofc. Brandon Mendoza, who was killed in summer 2014 by a wrong-way driver who was drunk and in the country illegally, speaks out about the memo given to border agents saying they can release drunk drivers.  [Video clip]

Oklahoma Sports Broadcaster Killed By Illegal Deported To Mexico... 3 Times!  Authorities confirmed Wednesday morning [6/24/2015] that a man, accused of causing a crash that killed local sports journalist Bob Barry Jr., had previously been deported three times.  Gustavo Castillo Gutierrez, 26, has been charged with causing an accident without a valid driver's license and drug possession on Tuesday.

Obama Dreamer Killed Air Force Colonel in North Carolina.  Around 8 a.m., Monday [6/8/2015], the 1999 Chevy Tahoe being driven by Yolanda Gonzalez-Saavedra, 18, crossed over the median, headed southbound into the northbound lane on U.S. 15, and began to rollover, according to the North Carolina Highway Patrol. [...]

More illegal immigrants deported for traffic offenses. Problem for Obama?  The US notched a record number of deportations of illegal immigrants in 2010, according to an analysis of government statistics, with the spike driven primarily by increased deportations of people stopped for drunken driving and other traffic violations.  Drunken driving incidents involving illegal immigrants are known to inflame public anger over border security, and the Obama administration's deportation crackdown could be seen as a practical, and potentially popular, response to a public safety issue.

Some Unlicensed Drivers Risk More Than a Fine.  Many states have adopted tough new laws to prevent illegal immigrants from driving, while expanding immigration enforcement by the state and local police.  As a result, at least 30,000 illegal immigrants who were stopped for common traffic violations in the last three years have ended up in deportation, Department of Homeland Security figures show.

Unlicensed to Kill.  Approximately 20 percent of all car accidents nationwide involve a driver who lacks a valid license.  In the ten states with the highest concentration of illegal immigrants, (according to FAIR's most recent estimates:  California, Texas, New York, Arizona, Florida, Illinois, Georgia, North Carolina, New Jersey and Colorado) 14.6 percent of driving fatalities are caused by an unlicensed or improperly licensed driver.  Furthermore, the percentage of those killed by hit-and-run drivers is higher in these states, 6.1 percent compared the national average of 5.3 percent.

How open borders turn Americans into roadkill.  A report by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Study found 20 percent of fatal accidents involve at least one driver who lacks a valid license.  In California, another study showed that those who have never held a valid license are about five times more likely to be involved in a fatal road accident than licensed drivers.  Statistically, that makes them an even greater danger on the road than drivers whose licenses have been suspended or revoked — and nearly as dangerous as drunk drivers.

More Costs of Illegal Immigration.  [Scroll down]  On the roads and highways of the East Coast, a more than fair example is the Eastern Shore of Maryland, a sparsely populated rural area with good, easily navigatable roads with little or no congestion.  There, a review of State Police auto accident reports for 2002 through 2004 for that area of the Eastern Shore also revealed that of the 179 accidents involving Hispanic laborers:  75% of the drivers had no auto insurance.  Nearly all of the vehicles driven by migrants were registered to other drivers, 93% of the vehicles had false out-of-state tags.  In 2003 and 2004, 128 of the 395 people, 32.4%, arrested on DUI charges were Hispanic, a rate six times greater than the Hispanic portion of the population.  According to State Police records, about a third of accidents involving migrant workers are hit-and-run.

Illegal Immigration Is Not a Victimless Crime.  [Scroll down]  Drew Rosenberg was in law school a few hundred miles away in San Francisco, a renowned illegal immigrant sanctuary that offers pubic services and official government identification cards to the undocumented.  He was riding his motorcycle home from class when Roberto Galo, in the U.S. illegally since 1999, made a left hand turn and hit Drew.  In an effort to flee, Galo accelerated and drove over Drew's body three times, according to official reports obtained by his dad.

So why are people STILL driving without licenses?  Someone has to pay for the medical costs and property damage caused by the unlicensed, uninsured drivers involved in traffic accidents.  Have you looked at the un-insured motorist billing on your insurance policy?

Illegal Alien Crime and Violence by the Numbers: We're All Victims.  The New York Times reports that about 4.5 million illegal aliens in the U.S. drive on a regular basis, many without licenses or insurance, or even the ability to read road signs written in English.  (Meanwhile, the California legislature has just voted to give driver's licenses to illegal aliens.)  Yahoo.com writer J.C. Grant notes, "There is a statistically significant correlation between state per capita illegal immigration rates and car thefts.  This correlation is particularly strong:  the odds are less than two in one million that the correlation is a chance occurrence." [...] Congressman Steve King (R-IA) estimates that illegal alien drunk drivers kill 13 Americans every day — that's a death toll of 4,745 per year.

ICE: Driver charged with killing 3 in Hoke Co. in US illegally.  A driver who crashed into a Hoke County family, killing the father, mother and son, is suspected of being in the United States illegally, WNCN confirmed Monday [1/26/2015].

Illegal Immigrant Drunk Driver Hits And Kills 3-Year-Old Waiting For Ice Cream.  An illegal immigrant driving drunk and without a license crashed through a fence Sunday [11/9/2014], hitting and killing a 3-year-old girl as she was waiting in line for ice cream in Porterville, California.  Adolf Balbuena, 18, mowed down the toddler, Angeles Moreno, as she and several others, including an 8-year-old boy, were waiting line at an ice cream truck.  After hitting Moreno, Balbuena backed up and drove away.  He was arrested at his home around an hour later, the Fresno Bee reported.

Drunk Illegal Alien Who Killed Cop Qualified for Obama Amnesty.  The drunk driver who killed a veteran Arizona police officer in a head-on freeway collision this month is an illegal immigrant with a criminal history that nevertheless qualified for amnesty under President Obama's broad plan.

After Her Son Was Killed by Illegal Alien, This Mother Attacks Obama's Amnesty.  Mary Ann Mendoza's son was killed by a drunk driver who turned out to be an illegal immigrant from Mexico.

Luis Delcid-Cardona illegal Guatemalan kills three New Jersey teens in DUI.  Three teens were killed and a young driver is charged with driving under the influence after a violent crash in Lawrence Township early Thursday [10/9/2014].  Two of his friends died instantly when the car, driven by Luis Delcid-Cardona, slammed into the back of a tractor trailer.  A third passenger died this afternoon.  The victims who died 'allegedly' because of Luis Delcid-Cardona, the Guatemalan illegal were:  Samantha Belliveau, Nicole Rodriguez, Jonathan Rivas killed.  At most, the illegal may get 30 years in jail.

Are There Any Consequences for Violating Immigration Law?  According to the Associated Press, [Francisco] Aguirre, a 35-year-old native of El Salvador, has lived illegally in the U.S. for most of the last 19 years.  He was deported in 2000 following a conviction for drug trafficking but apparently slipped back into the U.S. illegally.  Aguirre, who has two children who were born in the U.S., apparently didn't come to the attention of the authorities again until August, when he was arrested for driving under the influence.

Because we need all the drunk drivers we can get...
Report: Obama Executive Action Could Protect Illegal Immigrants from Being Deported for DUIs.  Illegal immigrants convicted of a criminal offense are subject to deportation, and if they're later apprehended by federal immigration authorities, they are again subject to prioritized deportation.  If illegal immigrants with just traffic-related convictions, as CIS defines them, were no longer subject to those policies, more than 250,000 fewer illegal immigrants would have been deported from 2004 to 2013.  More than 140,000 of them were found guilty of driving under the influence, the CIS report says.  More than half of all illegal immigrants who were deported on account of traffic offenses during the same time frame had been previously deported, according to CIS.  And mere traffic crimes such as drunk driving can involve more serious offenses, such as vehicular homicide, even if the immigrant isn't convicted of the more serious crime. "

Father of man killed by illegal immigrant demands president visit son's grave.  The father of a man killed by an illegal immigrant in a car crash has challenged President Obama to visit his son's grave before declaring any executive action halting deportations.  In a letter that Don Rosenberg sent last month to Mr. Obama through top officials at the Homeland Security Department, the grieving father said his son Drew might be alive had the federal government deported illegal immigrants who had run-ins with the law.  "My son and all of the others are considered collateral damage in the quest for votes and campaign contributions," he wrote.  "Illegal immigration is not a victimless crime."

19-year-old in leaf-pile deaths avoids deportation.  An immigration judge has dismissed the case against a 19-year-old Oregon woman who faced possible deportation to Mexico after she drove an SUV into a leaf pile, accidentally killing two young girls playing in it.

Dreamer Who Killed Two Girls in Hit and Run Won't be Deported, Still Protected by DACA.  A beneficiary of President Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program who killed two children in a hit and run accident has been released from jail and will be able to return to the the protections of the program, according to OregonLive.com.  Cinthya Garcia-Cisneros, an illegal immigrant who came to the U.S. from Mexico as a child and was shielded from deportation by DACA, was convicted of two counts of felony hit and run after she killed two Forest Grove, Oregon stepsisters — Anna Dieter-Eckerdt and Abigail Robinson ages 6 and 11 respectively — playing in a leaf pile last October.

Unlicensed to Kill.  Approximately 20 percent of all car accidents nationwide involve a driver who lacks a valid license.  In the ten states with the highest concentration of illegal immigrants, (according to FAIR's most recent estimates: California, Texas, New York, Arizona, Florida, Illinois, Georgia, North Carolina, New Jersey and Colorado) 14.6 percent of driving fatalities are caused by an unlicensed or improperly licensed driver.  Furthermore, the percentage of those killed by hit-and-run drivers is higher in these states, 6.1 percent compared the national average of 5.3 percent.  Needless to say, because data on whether drivers were licensed or uninsured or inebriated can't be collected on those who leave the scene of an accident, the data would likely show a higher incidence of unlicensed and uninsured drivers causing accidents if that data were available. [...] It is not a violation of the law to leave the scene of an accident in Mexico as it is in the United States.  Thus it should not be surprising if Mexicans driving in the United States especially those here illegally and driving without a license or insurance and perhaps intoxicated are more likely to flee from the scene of a car accident than a U.S. driver.

117 Anecdotes of Fatalities Involving Unlicensed Drivers.  [P]eople are dying in accidents caused by DUI drivers and unlicensed drivers — statistically 50% of all fatal crashes.  Impounds and checkpoints save lives!  Now, LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and LAPD Chief Charlie Beck put politics ahead of your safety.  Both want to abolish the 30-day impounds.

Illegal Aliens Murder 12 Americans Daily.  Twelve Americans are murdered every day by illegal aliens, according to statistics released by Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa.  If those numbers are correct, it translates to 4,380 Americans murdered annually by illegal aliens.  That's 21,900 since Sept. 11, 2001. [...] But the carnage wrought by illegal alien murderers represents only a fraction of the pool of blood spilled by American citizens as a result of an open border and un-enforced immigration laws.  While King reports 12 Americans are murdered daily by illegal aliens, he says 13 are killed by drunk illegal alien drivers — for another annual death toll of 4,745.  That's 23,725 since Sept. 11, 2001.

Drunk and dangerous: DUI illegals behind the wheel.  WND has reported on the growing list of illegal immigrants who have not only ignored U.S. immigration laws, but state laws against drinking and driving as well, killing innocents on the highways in the process, including: [...] Alejandro Xuya-Sian:  This 27-year-old drunken driver was sentenced in August 2007 to 3½ to 10 years in prison for striking another man with his SUV in April and nearly dragging him to death before leaving him beside the road.  The victim, who was too physically disfigured to attend the trial, became lodged in the front left wheelwell of the SUV, and had his skin shredded as Xuya-Sian drove three-quarters of a mile before realizing he was there.  Xuya-Sian, said the prosecutor, "stopped the car, got out and undoubtedly dislodged him from the car," then kept driving, crashing into a tree about two miles away.

Illegal Aliens And Traffic Accidents.  In my LEO career I've investigated numerous traffic accidents involving illegals.  I've only been to two that they didn't leave the scene of the accident and that was because they were too hurt to run.  The ones that could still run did and on one of the accidents they even dragged one too hurt to run down the road where we found him dead after they got tired of carrying him.  I don't know if they keep statistics on our citizens being run over and killed by illegals but I'm sure it would open some eyes somewhere.  This is really a problem and it is one I've never seen our politicians talk about.

How open borders turn Americans into roadkill.  Marcos Ramos Medina was driving his 1997 Chevrolet Lumina erratically, according to witnesses, swerving several times across the center line, causing a tractor-trailer rig to jackknife in Yakima, Wash., Aug. 4, 2005.  That was before his car plowed into the 2000 Lexus driven by Peggy Keller, 53, dean of distance education at Yakima Valley College, who was killed in the head-on crash.  Prosecutors in his vehicular homicide trial contended Medina was coming down from a methamphetamine high.  When Russell T. "Todd" Sharpe, a six-year Washington State Patrol officer, testified that Medina fought against his restraints while being taken to the hospital for a blood alcohol test and refused to answer questions, the case against the Mexican national with a criminal record who had twice been deported was declared a mistrial because his constitutional right to remain silent had been violated.

Report: Illegal Drivers Behind High Hit-And-Run Rate In LA.  The number of hit-and-run accidents in Los Angeles is four times higher than the national average, with one in five fatal crashes involving an unlicensed driver, according to a new report.  Don Rosenberg, the founder of UnlicensedToKill.org, told KNX [Radio] that an estimated 750,000 illegal immigrants live in the L.A. area and those who drive could pose "an immense threat to society".

More Costs of Illegal Immigration.  Another way illegal aliens kill us is traffic accidents.  On the roads and highways of the East Coast, a more than fair example is the Eastern Shore of Maryland, a sparsely populated rural area with good, easily navigatable roads with little or no congestion.  There, a review of State Police auto accident reports for 2002 through 2004 for that area of the Eastern Shore also revealed that of the 179 accidents involving Hispanic laborers:  75% of the drivers had no auto insurance.  Nearly all of the vehicles driven by migrants were registered to other drivers, 93% of the vehicles had false out-of-state tags.  In 2003 and 2004, 128 of the 395 people, 32.4%, arrested on DUI charges were Hispanic, a rate six times greater than the Hispanic portion of the population.

Tulsa's illegal immigration wreck.  [Scroll down]  For [Gary] Rutledge, a car accident personalized the issue.  He and his wife were waiting in their pickup at a traffic light one evening when they were hit from behind by a vehicle traveling about 30 miles an hour.  They were not badly hurt, only stunned.  More shocking, though, was what they heard from the police officer who responded to the accident:  The other driver, a young Hispanic man, did not speak English, did not have a driver's license or insurance.  The officer suspected the man was an illegal immigrant, Rutledge said, but he did not check his immigration status because such inquiries weren't allowed in misdemeanor cases.  Before taking the other driver to jail, Rutledge said, the officer told him he should just go home and forget about it.

Police: Illegal immigrant involved in fiery crash.  The driver and as many as two other people fled the Chrysler, which was listed as belonging to Cristian Alexis Ramirez Amezcua, 24.  When police tracked down Amezcua, who lives on the block where the crash occurred, he denied knowledge of the crash, both in broken English and through a translator.  Amezcua, however, had injuries consistent with a person who would have been wearing a seat belt in the passenger seat of a crash, according to the release.  Police arrested Amezcua for obstructing official business, as he would not provide the name of the driver or other passengers in the vehicle.  Although the crash is still under investigation, police believe alcohol was involved.

Mother Of Police Officer Killed By Illegal Alien Writes Letter To President Obama.  The mother of a Mesa, Arizona, police officer who was killed by an illegal alien has written a letter to Barack Obama.  Her son, Sgt. Brandon Mendoza, was killed when the illegal was driving the wrong way on the road and hit his vehicle head on.

The Decline of Western Civilization in a Few Paragraphs.  What would happen to any of you if you were pulled over going 120 mph, following two prior DUI convictions?  And what would happen if you "did poorly on a sobriety test"?  And what does that mush-mouth word "poorly" mean?  Flunked?  Sort of flunked?  Kinda flunked?  Jails are too crowded for those who don't pass out?

Why Aren't Illegal Immigrants With Criminal Records Being Deported?  Two illegal immigrants are accused of killing police officers in separate, but similar, cases in Houston and Phoenix.  Both of the accused were here illegally and had prior offenses before getting into drunk-driving accidents that left one officer dead in each case last month.

Illegal immigrant charged with intoxication manslaughter in Harris County deputy's death.  The man accused of hitting and killing a Harris County sheriff's deputy while driving drunk was in the country illegally, a judge said in court overnight.  Andres Munos-Munos, 23, was charged with intoxication manslaughter in the death of Sgt. Dwayne Polk.

Illegal immigrant in Milford death ruled incompetent.  The illegal immigrant who was drunk driving when he hit and dragged a Milford man to his death has been ruled incompetent to stand trial.  Judge Janet Kinton-Walker says Nicolas Guaman's "unique cultural background" and language barrier means that he doesn't understand the court process.  The court also said that he lacks the ability to consult with his attorney properly.

Several suspected illegal immigrants killed in crash.  Seven people believed to be immigrants in the country illegally were killed and eight more were injured late Wednesday [3/20/2013] when a truck being pursued by Kingsville police barreled into a security barrier at Naval Air Station Kingsville, officials said.

Driver of SUV that killed teen in St. Paul had no license.  Carlos Viveros-Colorado, 50, of St. Paul, was charged with criminal vehicular homicide in the death of Clarisse Grime, 16, who died Thursday [7/26/2012] after being struck in front of Harding High School, about 40 feet from E. 3rd Street. [...] Viveros-Colorado told police after Thursday's crash that his left leg and right arm had gone numb while he was driving, and that both of his legs went numb before he lost control.  He also told police that his foot was stuck on the accelerator.

The SUV Did It!  Scott wrote here about the appalling case of a 16-year-old St. Paul girl, Clarisse Grime, who was sitting in the grass at her high school, nowhere near the street, when she was struck and killed by a vehicle that careened out of control and bounced off a fire hydrant.  The vehicle was driven by an illegal immigrant who has been in Minnesota for ten years without ever having a driver's license.  He was known to local authorities, having been convicted of drunk driving in 2001 and driving without a license just a few months ago.  But the immigration laws are not enforced in St. Paul.

San Francisco's Dangerous Policy on Unlicensed Drivers.  U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials detained Roberto Galo on Wednesday morning [1/9/2013].  Galo is a legal immigrant but an unlicensed driver who, on Nov. 16, 2010, took a left turn at Harrison and 16th streets in San Francisco.  His car struck law student Drew Rosenberg.  Witnesses later testified that Galo then backed over Rosenberg, who died.  The law student's father, Don Rosenberg of Westlake Village, Calif., has been waging a crusade ever since.

Death toll up to 15 in Goliad crash.  Senior Trooper Gerald L. Bryant of the Texas Department of Public Safety said today [7/24/2012] that investigators believe the pickup carrying 23 immigrants that wrapped around a tree near the town of Goliad was headed to Houston.  ICE spokesman Greg Palmore noted that Houston is often a staging ground for illegal immigrants headed elsewhere in the United States.

3 Dead, 12 Hurt When SUV Carrying 19 Suspected Illegals Crashes.  The chase started in Natalia, about 30 miles southwest of San Antonio, and reached San Antonio around 2 a.m. at speeds over 100 mph, said police Sgt. Gabe Trevino.  The vehicle blew a tire and rolled several times, ejecting the occupants.

Illegal Alien Who Killed Nun Was on Obama's Supervised Release.  The deadly results of President Obama's "supervised release" program for illegal immigrants were exposed long ago by a Judicial Watch investigation of a Bolivian national (Carlos Martinelly-Montano) who killed a Virginia nun in a drunk-driving accident.  A Homeland Security report obtained in the course of JW's probe details policies and actions of the Obama administration and local governments that allowed Montano, an illegal alien who committed a series of crimes, to remain on the streets despite being subject to deportation.

LAPD Commission Rubber Stamps Illegal Alien-Friendly Impound Policy.  By showing compassion for unlicensed drivers, the LAPD has chosen to deny it to those who will become their victims.

'Uncle Omar' amendment would send drunk driving aliens home.  America's favorite drunk-driving illegal alien uncle could be on his way home if he continues his drunk driving ways.  At its Feb. 2 meeting, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted 18-0 to pass an amendment by Sen. Charles E. Grassley (R.-Iowa), which would change current statutes to make habitual drunk driving cause for deportation, but Democrats voted to strike language that would have made the provision retroactive.  Habitual drunk driving is defined as having three DUI convictions.

Los Angeles Ends Vehicle Impounds for Illegal Aliens.  When it come to priorities in today's Mexifornia, public safety takes a distant second place (or less) compared with removing discomfort for lawbreaking illegal aliens.  The latest example is the end to LA's policy of impounding cars driven by unlicensed drivers.  Vehicles piloted by the unlicensed are dangerous objects, shown by a 2008 study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety that found unlicensed drivers were involved in one in five fatal crashes.  The idea of equal justice for all under the law takes quite a battering also...

Drunken Mexican Driver Crashes Into Bike Race.  The crash actually took place in Matamoros, south of the border, which doesn't alter the basic point.

Child injured in Brookline crash, illegal immigrant driver faces DUI.  A five year old child is recovering after a crash involving a man who police accuse of driving drunk, crashing the car, and then fleeing the scene.  Authorities also say that driver is an illegal immigrant driving without a license.

Judge Grants Illegal Immigrant Work Privileges in Jail Sentence for Drunken-Driving Incident.  A Wisconsin sheriff is protesting a recent "slap-on-the wrist" court ruling that allows a man in the country illegally to seek employment as he completes an 11-month jail term from driving drunk in the wrong direction on an interstate.

Drunk-driving Illegal Alien Charged With Vehicular Homicide.  On August 20, police in Milford, Massachusetts, allege, a drunk illegal-alien plowed into a 23-year-old motorcyclist, dragged him a quarter mile, and left him for dead.  He was.  Nicolas Guaman, an Ecuadoran, is yet another illegal alien with a criminal past who was not deported, but instead repeatedly released from jail.  Had he been deported under the Secure Communities program, with which leftist Governor Deval Patrick refused to participate, Matthew Denice might still be alive.  That's the conclusion of Patrick's critics in the Bay State.

Police: Illegal immigrant without license hits girl.  Police say an illegal alien was driving without a license in Ipswich Wednesday morning when he hit an 11-year-old girl with his pickup truck.

Driver In Fatal Accident Previously Deported.  There is new information about a man accused of driving drunk and crashing into two cars Monday morning on I-40.  Federal authorities say the driver, who first said he was Michael Delatorre, is really Ricardo Contreras.  Immigration and Custom Enforcement officials say Contreras is in the country illegally, and that he had been picked up by ICE officials in California and deported twice in April of 2004.

Illegal Alien Who Killed Nun Was on Obama's Supervised Release.  The deadly results of President Obama's "supervised release" program for illegal immigrants were exposed long ago by a Judicial Watch investigation of a Bolivian national (Carlos Martinelly-Montano) who killed a Virginia nun in a drunk-driving accident.  A Homeland Security report obtained in the course of JW's probe details policies and actions of the Obama administration and local governments that allowed Montano, an illegal alien who committed a series of crimes, to remain on the streets despite being subject to deportation.

LAPD Commission Rubber Stamps Illegal Alien-Friendly Impound Policy.  By showing compassion for unlicensed drivers, the LAPD has chosen to deny it to those who will become their victims.

Unlicensed To Kill.  Drew Rosenberg became a victim of San Francisco's sanctuary-city policies Nov. 16, 2010.  The second-year law student was riding his motorcycle in rush-hour traffic, when a car driven by an unlicensed driver made a left turn and hit him.  That evening, Don Rosenberg of Westlake Village, Calif., received the phone call every parent dreads.  His precious son was dead.  Then another nightmare unfolded.  As Rosenberg investigated driver Roberto Galo's background, he discovered that San Francisco's sanctuary-city policies have served as an enabler for dangerous drivers.  Rosenberg sees his son's death as highly preventable.

Driver in Aurora triple fatal is Guatemalan national.  U.S. immigration officials believe that the man accused of killing three people in an auto accident last week was born in Guatemala and is in this country illegally.

Man Arrested In Year-Old Fatal Hit & Run.  Police have arrested a suspect in a year-old Columbia River Gorge fatal hit and run. … It took several months to track him down, following trails that led through Mexico and California.  He is now in custody and faces numerous criminal charges in Oregon.

Dad held; drunken driving is charged.  A father was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving early yesterday after fleeing from a freeway crash that killed his 9-year-old son, who was asleep in the front seat. … Muñoz Sanchez, who is in the country illegally and is not a licensed driver, got out and ran, leaving his son in the truck.

Border Patrol agent dies, struck by fleeing vehicle in California.  A U.S. Border Patrol agent was killed Saturday [1/19/2008] when he was struck by a fleeing vehicle along the border in southeastern California, agency officials said.  The agent was trying to stop a vehicle that had illegally entered the country from Mexico when he was hit, said agent Eric Anderson, a spokesman for the agency's Yuma sector.

A trafficker's vehicle of choice:  Houston entrepreneur Bill Christmann was shocked when thieves stole his souped-up black Ford F-250 pickup from his west Houston driveway one night last July.  But shock turned to concern the next day after Christmann learned thieves had driven the 2001, heavy-duty, four-wheel drive truck to Laredo, loaded it with illegal immigrants and drove it back from the border, roaring off-road through fenced ranch pastures.  Police chased the truck south of San Antonio before the smugglers crashed the vehicle into a tree.

Importing mayhem:  According to statistics released by Rep. Steve King (R-IA) in May 2006, 12 Americans were murdered every day by illegal aliens last year.  In addition, 13 were killed daily by drunk illegal aliens.  Between the conventional murderers and the drunk — and in a great many cases unlicensed — homicidal drivers, illegal aliens, overwhelmingly Mestizos from Mexico and Central America, killed 9,125 Americans in 2006.

Van Driver Arrested for Role in Minnesota School Bus Crash.  Authorities have confirmed that the the driver of the van that struck the school bus that killed 4 students on Tuesday [2/19/2008] is in the country illegally.  Multiple sources tell FOX 9 that Morales is in the country illegally, but immigration officials will only confirm they are investigating her status.

Woman:  Morales Didn't Know How to Drive.  The Minnesota Department of Motor Vehicles confirms Alianiss Morales has a valid Minnesota I.D. card, but does not have a driver's license.  She's been in trouble before for driving without a license.  Alianiss Morales received a ticket in May 2006 for driving without a license.

The Editor asks...
Why wasn't she deported in 2006?



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