You can put me in the category of “if we are forced to give DLs to illegals, this is not a bad idea”
(Fox News) A new driver’s license expected to be issued to some illegal immigrants in North Carolina has prompted state lawmakers and immigrant rights groups to voice concerns over the proposal.
The proposed North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles license has a bright pink stripe and the bold words “NO LAWFUL STATUS.”
The North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles announced last week they would begin issuing the licenses March 25 following a lengthy legal review. The Obama administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program grants valid federal work permits to qualified applicants brought to the U.S. as children without legal authorization.
Unfortunately, under multiple laws, legal rulings, and Obama’s executive order, NC has to issue DLs to some illegals. Republicans do not want any DLs issued, and are trying to block this till at least June. Illegals do not like it, either
Cinthia Marroquin, a 22-year-old Raleigh resident awaiting approval for a DACA permit, said the longer the license issue is delayed, the longer it will take for her to get a job and drive herself to work. Even if she is able to get one, she is worried about presenting a license declaring she has “NO LAWFUL STATUS” at a police roadblock or while writing a check at the grocery store.
“A lot of us are just scared,” said Marroguin, who came to the U.S. from Mexico when she was 15. “We just want to be able to get a job and drive to work. Having that license is just going to show everybody you’re here illegally, just buying a beer or writing a check. You don’t know how people might react.”
You are here illegally. If you’re not proud of that, perhaps you should leave and stop wasting the money the State of NC and the US government already do not have. And stop taking jobs from US citizens.
The American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina also takes issue with the designation.
“North Carolina should not be making it harder for aspiring citizens to integrate and contribute to our communities by branding them with a second-class driver’s license,” said ACLU attorney Raul Pinto. “There is simply no reason for officials to stigmatize people who are in the U.S. legally with an unnecessary marker that could lead to harassment, confusion, and racial profiling.”
Got that? The ACLU is deeming that people here illegally are not here illegally. Remember when the ACLU stood for law, order, and the Constitution? Well, me neither, but they say they do.
Many Republicans are pushing legislation that will make it against NC law to issue DLs to illegal aliens, stating that Obama’s DACA violates the Constitution since no law was passed by Congress, but by executive fiat.