Oregon Lawmakers OK Drivers Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants

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Oregon is poised to become the latest state to permit undocumented immigrants to obtain state-issued drivers licenses.

\"oregon\"The Oregon House on Tuesday gave final legislative approval to a bill that would let undocumented Oregon residents apply for special cards. The cards, which would be valid for four years, that would permit them to legally drive in the state. Gov.  John Kitzhaber is expected to sign the measure today.

Three other states–Washington, Illinois and New Mexico–permit undocumented immigrants to obtain licenses. Utah issues drivers permits.

Connecticut would join those states if a bill currently pending in the General Assembly is approved. Advocates, including Senate Majority Leader Martin Looney, are backing the measure. Earlier this week, the Republican leader in the House, Rep. Larry Cafero, said he is open to the idea, provided there are safeguards against abuse.

The top Republican in the Senate, John McKinney, “is still studying the issue,\’\’ his spokesman said Tuesday.

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3 thoughts on “Oregon Lawmakers OK Drivers Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants

  1. Truth Teller

    Liberal Hypocrisy Alert: Liberals don’t mind giving ID cards (driver’s licenses) to ILLEGAL ALIENS but they scream when God forbid someone wants to register legal citizens to vote.

    Liberalism is a mental disorder. Its that simple.

  2. sam

    @ Truth Teller, This is probably a good thing, once they are all licensed and the state of Oregon has all their addresses on file the state can then make one big sweep and round them all up and deprot them.

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