Monday, November 26, 2007

Missouri Gov. Proposes Banning Drivers Licenses to Illegals

Gov. Matt Blunt today proposed adding Missouri as yet another state to ban illegal aliens from receiving drivers licenses and is proposing criminal penalties to those who help illegals get drivers licenses.

As a person who was in a car accident in 1996 with two illegal aliens who were driving while intoxicated and without insurance, I say, "it's about time!"

From the Kansas City Star:
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) _ Gov. Matt Blunt announced another piece to his crackdown on illegal immigration today: a legislative proposal that would bar Missouri from issuing driver's licenses to people who are in the state illegally.

The state already has safeguards intended to prevent illegal immigrants from getting driver's licenses, but Missouri lacks a specific law against it, Blunt said.

"This would clarify in law that the state of Missouri will not issue a driver's license to an illegal immigrant," Blunt said Monday during a news conference at the Kansas City Police Department. "And it would create penalties that do not exist today for those who attempt to help an illegal obtain a driver's license."



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