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Calif. to grant driver's licenses to illegal immigrants

Posted by on Oct. 4, 2013 at 11:40 AM
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill adding California to a growing list of states that will grant driver's licenses to immigrants in the country illegally.

Brown signed the legislation at a Los Angeles City Hall ceremony Thursday morning.

Immigrant advocates have long lobbied for the change in California so immigrants in the country illegally can drive without fear of being pulled over for a ticket, which could wind up getting them deported.

The new licenses will not be considered valid federal identification and will be marked differently from other licenses.

The licenses are expected to be issued starting Jan. 1, 2015.
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UpSheRises
by Platinum Member on Oct. 4, 2013 at 11:42 AM
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They are driving anyway...might as well keep track on paper.

Momniscient
by Ruby Member on Oct. 4, 2013 at 11:59 AM
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Good. Now they can buy insurance and be held accountable properly.

HIJKLM
by Bronze Member on Oct. 4, 2013 at 12:14 PM
But if they're entering the country illegally who's to say they'll follow insurance laws?

Quoting Momniscient:

Good. Now they can buy insurance and be held accountable properly.

jaxTheMomm
by Platinum Member on Oct. 4, 2013 at 12:18 PM

They'd face the same risk anyone else does if pulled over without the insurance


Quoting HIJKLM:

But if they're entering the country illegally who's to say they'll follow insurance laws?

Quoting Momniscient:

Good. Now they can buy insurance and be held accountable properly.



HIJKLM
by Bronze Member on Oct. 4, 2013 at 12:22 PM
A ticket they can't be forced to pay?

Quoting jaxTheMomm:

They'd face the same risk anyone else does if pulled over without the insurance



Quoting HIJKLM:

But if they're entering the country illegally who's to say they'll follow insurance laws?



Quoting Momniscient:

Good. Now they can buy insurance and be held accountable properly.




RandRMomma
by Maya on Oct. 4, 2013 at 12:26 PM
I actually don't see the harm in this. They'll be held accountable for accidents and such like everyone else.
kellysp6637
by on Oct. 4, 2013 at 12:27 PM

Way to encourage illegal behavior.


Momniscient
by Ruby Member on Oct. 4, 2013 at 12:32 PM
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Who is to say they won't? And if they don't then they are held accountable because there is a way to trace and track and fine the whole thing.

It is a fallacious argument to assume that an illegal immigrant will seek illegal activity in all aspects of living.

Many illegal immigrants voluntarily pay federal taxes even though they have no hope of a return or social security benefits.

Quoting HIJKLM:

But if they're entering the country illegally who's to say they'll follow insurance laws?

Quoting Momniscient:

Good. Now they can buy insurance and be held accountable properly.



Momniscient
by Ruby Member on Oct. 4, 2013 at 12:33 PM

By holding people accountable so they are not doing something further illegal?

Quoting kellysp6637:

Way to encourage illegal behavior.




Momniscient
by Ruby Member on Oct. 4, 2013 at 12:34 PM

Why can't they be forced to pay it?

Quoting HIJKLM:

A ticket they can't be forced to pay?

Quoting jaxTheMomm:

They'd face the same risk anyone else does if pulled over without the insurance



Quoting HIJKLM:

But if they're entering the country illegally who's to say they'll follow insurance laws?



Quoting Momniscient:

Good. Now they can buy insurance and be held accountable properly.






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