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D/Ls for illegals in January

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D/Ls for illegals in January

Gus Philpott
Woodstock Advocate
October 30, 2013

The Associated Press (AP)reports (again) that Illinois will begin issuing driver's licenses to illegal aliens in January. The AP, though, continues to classify them improperly by calling the "immigrants". They aren't.

People who enter the United States illegally are not immigrants, and we should not tolerate the press and officials referring to them this way.

The Northwest Herald compounds this wrongful categorization with its headline wording of "... illegal immigrants."

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White's office expects 250,000 drivers to apply in 2014-2015.

That's TWO HUNDRED FIFTY THOUSAND illegal aliens of driving age in Illinois who will apply for the special three-year license.

Does this sentence make you feel better? "They also will be required to obtain auto insurance." (Northwest Herald's publication on October 30 of the Associated Press article by Sara Burnett.)

Remember when you used to go to the DMV, where a sign informed you that you must show proof of insurance? And you walked right up, renewed your license plates, and walked out - without ever proving you had insurance!

What does "obtaining" auto liability insurance mean? A driver goes to an agency, applies, pays a monthly premium and walks out with an Insurance Card. And promptly drops the policy. Or gets rejected. But he still has the the Insurance Card.

"Proof of Insurance" will continue to be a joke in Illinois until there is a computerized tie between insurance companies and the DMV. When an insurance premium is not paid by the due date, the policy goes into a 30-day warning period. If the premium is not paid within 30 days, the policy is canceled and the DMV issues a notice to the Illinois State Police and the local police department to pick up the license plates. Fees chargeable for policy reinstatement and unwinding the license plate suspension could be charged to the vehicle owner.

But here's the good part. What if all the patriots concerned about the invasion of the U.S. by illegal aliens started showing up at the DMVs in January with video cameras and taped all the people applying for the special 3-year licenses? After all, they are in the U.S. illegally. Why aren't the police (local, state, Feds) grabbing them and deporting them?

Won't happen in Chicago, where the libs have got a Sanctuary City. Are there other sanctuary cities in Illinois?

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