undocumented drivers license

President Obama’s home state has passed a bill to allow illegal immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses. Behind New Mexico and Washington, Illinois is now the third state to approve such a law.

Under the bill, undocumented immigrants are allowed to get temporary driver’s licenses, which cannot be used as a form of government identification.

According to ABC News, illegal immigrant unlicensed drivers cause nearly $64 million a year in damage claims. Supporters of the bill say the new law will improve highway safety and decrease the number of traffic deaths because drivers will be required to pass a test for their licenses.

State Governor Pat Quinn supports the bill and said he plans to sign it into law as soon as possible.

“More than 250,000 immigrant motorists on our roads today have not passed a driving test, which presents a dangerous risk to other drivers. Illinois roads will be safer if we ensure every driver learns the rules of the road and is trained to drive safely,” he said.

Eligibility to obtain a license is quite simple. Applicants must live in Illinois for a least a year, show prove of residency and fill out necessary paperwork at the Department of Motor Vehicles.

What do you think? Would you be okay with your home state clearing illegal immigrants to hit the roads?

  • Billy Paul

    Nope, not racist at all, just an honest evaluation.

  • Billy Paul

    Interesting comment; however, allow me to add the following:
    - undocumented worker is a PC way of saying that the person is a criminal;
    - Colored people do not owe any other group anything;
    - criminals should go to jail;
    - the US can’t afford (more like shouldn’t) to take care of another countries trash (i.e. excess, unwanted workers);
    - the plight of an undocumented worker and Colored people are not the same;
    - Colore people should not fight for undocumented workers, because they have/will not fight for them;
    - these groups of undocumented workers come from groups that have a different agenda that does not necessarily include Coloreds;
    - most (i.e. 51%) of undocumented workers come from groups that have a dispossitive orientation towards Coloreds; and
    - Coloreds have helped undocumented workers enough by allowing them to feed at the civil rights trough that the Coloreds died for.

    Be not mislead, Billy is not anti-immigrant, rather he is anti-criminal.

  • Billy Paul

    Indeed!

    Actually, one may argue that this “push” to make the criminals legal further erodes the relevance of the Coloreds to the country.

    In particular, if Coloreds were not happy with the treatment that they received when they were numerically second to whites, what can they expect when their position is at best #3? One would argue that such treatment will be worse; hence, support for legalization can be construed as support for self annihilation.

    Be not mislead, we Coloreds have a right to commit suicide, but we should do so only after carefully analyzing the implications.

  • Billy Paul

    Which group on a whole has fought for Colored people?

    Coloreds and immigrants arguably do not inherently share interests nor has history proved such to be the case.

    A quick analysis of how Colored people are treated in the countries of the illegals should be a glimpse into how the illegals will treat and interact with Coloreds in the US.

    @ “divide and conquer” — hatred for Colored people is a global phenomenon. Packing this country with illegals will not afford the Colored people here any respite from racism.

    It is arguably erroneous logic which leads a Colored person to conclude that packing the country with non-european non-Coloreds will improve the plight of the 40+ million Colored people living there now.

    Question: How are the non-european non-Colored groups treating Coloreds currently in this country? Will that relationship improve as those alien groups gain more power and influence?

    Be not mislead, racial harmony arguably only exists in academia, but is rarely reflected in the society as a whole. If you have data reflecting the opposite, please feel free to prove me wrong. Please note, replies should focus on the aggregate as opposed to subjective replies that focus on personal experiences (i.e. my non-Colored [insert role here] and I get along well, so that means everyone else will get along too).