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Greg Siskind on Immigration Law and Policy

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Dan Kowalski has a very cogent post-mortem on the NY driver's license fight. Here in Memphis, I had calls from journalists covering a fatal car accident involving an unauthorized immigrant and the realization is dawning on people that people here illegally can't get automobile insurance without a drivers license. The antis will shrug their shoulders and simply say "too bad, they shouldn't be here anyway," but who are they really punishing to make this point?

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  1. Another voice's Avatar
    Public safety should be important for all state and local governements in the absence of Immigration Reform. In the mean time the only think we can do is make sure we have Uninsured Motorist Insurance and Medical Payment coverage. The only winners here are the Insurance companies in the way of higher premiums.

    "The antis will shrug their shoulders and simply say "too bad, they shouldn't be here anyway," but who are they really punishing to make this point?"

    If the public does not want to be a victim of the inaction in this arena they should push politicians for drivers Licenses for all humans present in the US.
  2. Another voice's Avatar
    Correction: thing instead of "think"
  3. 's Avatar
    "If the public does not want to be a victim of the inaction in this arena they should push politicians for drivers Licenses for all humans present in the US."

    At the very least the federal government should pay out when an uninsured unauthorized immigrant is involved in an accident.

  4. Seraphi's Avatar
    Flashback to April: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLPuGuaZTx8

    Remember that one? The circle continues.
  5. Another voice's Avatar
    "Remember that one? The circle continues. "

    I think this video sums up very well how close minded the antis are when it comes to this issue. I had never seen it before good video.

    "At the very least the federal government should pay out when an uninsured unauthorized immigrant is involved in an accident"

    First of all good luck collecting on that, but they could do it from the $100 billion and growing SSS unclaimed funds presumed to be contributions of undocumented workers if they wanted to. But until the can become practical about public safety or immigration reform we are all stck with that bill.
  6. Beppe's Avatar
    it` s really disturbing the comment after the post, from readers from the Huffington post, not Human events. I am schocked!
  7. uk visa's Avatar
    I think your publicising something that's very important for people to grasp.
    If illegal immigrants are allowed to have a driving license they have to pass a test and can obtain motoring insurance.
    If they cannot they won't have to pass a test and can't get insurance.
    If the war on immigration is as effective as the war on drugs - it's going to be run by the same people (same budgets but the politicians aren't talking about that!) so it'll be equally effective.
    Anyone spot a flaw? Are you happy to get your wallets out and pay for another war that's not being won?
  8. Another voice's Avatar
    Romney: Punish states that let illegal immigrants get licenses

    http://www.cnn.com/2007/POLITICS/11/18/romney.beck/index.html
  9. 's Avatar
    Heh. So news is that people with pending adjustment of status applications cannot get driving licenses in Tennessee. This is due to a new state law which states that the minimum duration that a driving license can be issued is 1 year. Since the DHS issues employment authorization for a maximum of 1 year, in practical terms due to time spent in transit in the mail, applicants with pending AOS have no way to meet this requirement added by the state law.
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