November 14, 2007

And Why Not?

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer on Wednesday dropped a plan to issue driver's licenses to illegal immigrants in his state because of overwhelming opposition to the proposal in an issue with repercussions in the U.S. presidential campaign.

Spitzer said he had come to believe that the proposal eventually would be blocked either by legal challenges or by the New York legislature.

He said he still believed his plan would be the best way to secure the roads in a state with an estimated 1 million illegal immigrants, many of whom drive without licenses or insurance.

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When you live in a city where many people drive without licenses, illegal immigrants or not; you want the drivers license to mean that person has taken a drivers test and made some effort to learn the rules and drive. I could care less about illegal immigration, National ID, or terrorist, when I am on the road. I want that person, be they terrorist, illegal immigrant or not; to know what a stop sign is.


Lola Gets said...

And, in theory, if a person has a drivers license, theyre more likely to have drivers insurance, which would make all the difference when theyre in an accident.

A. said...

Couldn't agree more. Giving a driver's licence to anyone who wants one will make it completely meaningless.