Thursday, November 1, 2007

Fred Thompson: No drivers licenses for Illegal Aliens.

Drivers Licenses for Illegal Aliens? No. | Redstate
While Hillary Clinton was speaking out both sides of her mouth at last night’s debate over the issue of drivers licenses for illegal aliens, what went unsaid is that this is a recipe for increased voter fraud. Under the federal “Motor Voter” law (the National Voter Registration Act of 1993), states must provide applicants for drivers licenses with the opportunity to register to vote.

Giving legal drivers licenses to illegal immigrants is wrong and would provide them the opportunity to register to vote in our country. People who are not citizens of the United States should not be encouraged by pandering politicians to further break our laws and risk the health of our political system.

I think we have to quit inducing people to come and stay if they're illegal. I think it's a disservice to the millions of people who stood in long lines around the world at American embassies to come here and play by the rules and become American citizens and become productive and great parts of our society. But when you're making it easier, when you're providing sanctuary cities and telling your local officials that they can't even cooperate with federal authorities, and then saying its a federal responsibility, I think that's an irresponsible way to go.

Drivers licenses are the nearest thing to an ID card that we've got in this country. Your need your drivers license for everything. Why aren't they being apprehended and sent home if they come in and announce that they're illegal? We've either got to be serious enforcing our laws or not. I don't think we can afford to be selective in that regard.

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