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MICHIGAN APPROVES DRIVERS LICENSE FIX

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Maybe Michigan legislators were reading my blog and decided economic suicide might not go over well with voters. So they have approved legislation that allows most people in legal status to get drivers licenses and not just citizens and green card holders. Maybe they heard about the McCain victory?

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  1. AD's Avatar
    Plaintiffs with legal standing to sue in MI are needed.

    http://immigrationvoice.org/forum/showthread.php?t=16787&page=11
  2. R. Lawson's Avatar
    I don't think they intentionally voted to disenfranchise legal immigrants. My guess is that it was an oversite.
  3. Another voice's Avatar
    I guess someone took the blinders off of the MI politicians!!!
  4. b's Avatar
    IV made two presentations before the Senate Transport committee hearing.

    Go IV!!
  5. AD's Avatar
    Yes, but if you read that thread, the testimony was disregarded. So this move was not unintentional.
  6. Another voice's Avatar
    RELATED!!!!!!!!!

    Senate passes 2 tougher immigration bills

    By MARY LOU PICKEL
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
    Published on: 02/08/08

    Two bills that would crack down on illegal immigrants in Georgia passed the state Senate on Thursday.

    A measure to make it a felony on the fourth conviction of driving without a license passed 38-13.

    The bill would affect illegal immigrants in particular because they are unable to obtain a Georgia driver's license legally.

    Under that legislation, those caught without a license who could later obtain a legal license would see their cases dismissed, bill sponsor John Wiles (R- Kennesaw) said.

    The other measure would cut state funding to local governments that do not cooperate with federal officials trying to enforce immigration laws.

    That bill, sponsored by Sen. Chip Pearson (R-Dawsonville), says government agencies may not enact policies that give sanctuary to illegal immigrants.

    In some states, police make it a policy not to ask suspects about legal status, Pearson said.

    No city in Georgia has such a sanctuary policy, he said, but his legislation would subject any that did to the loss of state money.

    The latter legislation also includes an amendment that would cut funding to public employers and welfare agencies that do not run the names of new workers and welfare recipients through federal databases to make sure they are in the country legally.

    State Sen. Chip Rogers (R-Woodstock) introduced the amendment.

    State employers and welfare agencies already are required to check names, under Senate Bill 529 which became law last summer.

    Rogers' amendment Thursday added teeth to the current law by threatening to cut state money to agencies if they do not comply.

    The no-sanctuary bill passed the Senate 45-8.
  7. Another voice's Avatar
    Senate passes 2 tougher immigration bills

    By MARY LOU PICKEL
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
    Published on: 02/08/08

    Two bills that would crack down on illegal immigrants in Georgia passed the state Senate on Thursday.

    A measure to make it a felony on the fourth conviction of driving without a license passed 38-13.

    The bill would affect illegal immigrants in particular because they are unable to obtain a Georgia driver's license legally.

    Under that legislation, those caught without a license who could later obtain a legal license would see their cases dismissed, bill sponsor John Wiles (R- Kennesaw) said.

    The other measure would cut state funding to local governments that do not cooperate with federal officials trying to enforce immigration laws.

    That bill, sponsored by Sen. Chip Pearson (R-Dawsonville), says government agencies may not enact policies that give sanctuary to illegal immigrants.

    In some states, police make it a policy not to ask suspects about legal status, Pearson said.

    No city in Georgia has such a sanctuary policy, he said, but his legislation would subject any that did to the loss of state money.

    The latter legislation also includes an amendment that would cut funding to public employers and welfare agencies that do not run the names of new workers and welfare recipients through federal databases to make sure they are in the country legally.

    State Sen. Chip Rogers (R-Woodstock) introduced the amendment.

    State employers and welfare agencies already are required to check names, under Senate Bill 529 which became law last summer.

    Rogers' amendment Thursday added teeth to the current law by threatening to cut state money to agencies if they do not comply.

    The no-sanctuary bill passed the Senate 45-8.
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