Thursday, July 23, 2009

So, why do legislative democrats put our security at risk: Those in US illegally should not be able to obtain state identification

Yet, Washington is one of three states that allows non-legal residents to obtain driver's licenses.

That's the headline question of the Walla Walla Union Bulletin this a.m. from their editorial of 2 days ago.

Here locally, we've had this massive brewhaha because Commissioner Tom Mielke has and is attempting to implement reform of the local illegal alien benefit package, much like some counties in California, including Sacramento, are taking those very steps.... and erstwhile mayoral candidate Vancouver City Councilman Tim Leavitt is playing the local hispanic population like a fish for his own political ends...

And among the many benefits we offer our illegal alien population in this destination resort state, is the right to secure a driver's license, accurately described as the "gold standard" of identification within the United States.


Many, many people read this blog. Hopefully, at least one will stop by with an explanation that makes sense. Maybe the rabidly leftist editorialists of the Columbian will do a piece demanding that this state actually take this small, common sense step when it comes to say, issuing driver's licenses... or, perhaps, the more mundane and certainly more important aspect of, well, proving your citizenship before you can vote in this state.

Nah. Dems benefit from the illegal alien vote. They will do nothing to stem the tide of their illegal political support, because a voter tally doesn't know or care where the votes come from.

Returning to Mr. Leavitt, one need look no farther than his recent hate crimes soap opera. In the maelstrom of his bogus, pure-political-ploy hate-crimes resolution, he COULD have brought up this and other illegal alien benefits. But he actually remained silent on illegal alien issues because, well, you can't let "doing the right thing" go beyond the massive scam of the concept of "hate crimes" and besides, had he brought up that little bit of unpleasantness, do you believe for one moment the leftist hispanic activists would have come to his support?

No.... here in the Soviet Socialist Republic, the leftists running the show like things the way they are. So, don't expect any change any time real soon.

from Archives: Daily Editorial Updated: Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Those in US illegally should not be able to obtain state identification

Yet, Washington is one of three states that allows non-legal residents to obtain driver's licenses.

By the Union-Bulletin Editorial Board

When it comes to acceptable forms of ID, the driver's license is generally viewed as the gold standard within the United States.

The assumption is that folks who have a state-issued driver's license are who they say they are. It is also assumed they are living in the country legally.

But those assumptions, particularly on legal status, can be wrong in Washington, Hawaii and New Mexico. These are the only three states that don't require applicants to show they are in the United States legally before issuing a standard driver's license. Utah has a two-tiered system that allows illegal immigrants to have driver cards that can't be used as ID.

Allowing illegal immigrants to have state-issued driver's licenses -- accepted ID -- is a threat to national security. It also makes it easier for criminals to obtain ID that can be used for mischief.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has urged states to tighten their policies. Specifically, it believes that verifying a person's Social Security number and legal presence in the U.S. reduces the risk of trouble.


1 comment:

Brittanicus said...


The injury court case of Luis Jimenez, an illegal alien from Guatemala, who was a patient at the Martin Memorial Medical Center in South Florida, will have far reaching impact, regarding mandated laws. The Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (42 U.S.C. § 1395dd, EMTALA) is a United States Act of Congress passed in 1986. Hospital and ambulance services must impart care to anyone needing emergency treatment regardless of citizenship, legal status or ability to pay.

The only problem with this is that this federal mandated law never pays the full amount to the institution, if any? So the hospital passes it on to other patients, the insurance company, which once again the costs fall on the taxpayer. Whoever this individual was working for at the time of his accident, should be forced to pay part or all hospital services. Jimenez's lawsuit seeks nearly $1 million to cover the estimated lifetime costs of his care in Guatemala, because the hospital tried to relieve them of the financial burden.

The hospital spent more than $1.5 million on his care, over three years of treatment for his brain damage. If Washington pushes a Path to Citizenship, we can expect spiraling costs for the 20 plus million of legalized person who is already in our sovereign nation. I myself want an alternative to the corruption and greed, shown by insurance companies, which is a government run agency.

By enactment Immigration of reform, millions will demand health care, Pensions, retirement and a rush on government benefits. For those who haven't already cheated the system, will be a major catastrophe for every taxpayer. On being given a green card they can immediately sponsor their family members. Once here, they can immediately place the burden of sick, handicapped and those with mental disorders, in the hands of welfare services.

WE should then be prepared to receive millions of more illegal aliens, who have absconded from their own country, to take advantage of US taxpayers. All Americans should watch this court case carefully, because the implications are sky high taxes. Clogged health care services, education for every child and section 8 housing, along with every benefit, citizens and permanent residents have no knowledge of; will be the absolute outcome of Obama's AMNESTY. Get on the phone and tell your politician, you support THE SAVE ACT . Support for the bi-partisan SAVE Act, which will expand E-Verify and protect American jobs! Focuses on the heart of the problem-the jobs that attract illegal aliens. It would phase in a requirement for every employer to use the electronic verification system. NUMBERSUSA, AMERICANPATROL