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States Work Behind Scenes to Give Illegal Aliens Benefits

States Work Behind Scenes to Give Illegal Aliens Benefits

MAY 15, 2013

As the national debate over immigration reform gets more and more heated, some states are working behind the scenes to give illegal aliens benefits that are supposed to be banned under federal law.

This month alone two states—Oregon and Maryland—passed measures that allow illegal immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses and a third (Colorado) is close to doing the same. For years Washington State and New Mexico were the only to offer illegal immigrants driver’s licenses. That changed earlier this year when Illinois passed a law, with strong bipartisan support, that’s expected to give about a quarter of a million illegal aliens the right to apply for a valid state driver’s license simply by providing a photo identification from their native country and some sort of proof that they’ve lived in Illinois for a year.

It appears to have started a trend. Now Connecticut and the District of Columbia are considering laws to let illegal immigrants drive in the state. Rhode Island was contemplating the same, but put the bill on hold for the year when a 39-year-old illegal immigrant struck and killed a 6-year-old boy while driving a pickup truck without a license. The illegal alien, Andres Morales, is being held by the feds on immigration charges.

That doesn’t mean Rhode Island’s bill is dead, however, because lawmakers have indicated that it will be introduced during the next legislative session. Connecticut’s proposal will likely become law, according to media reports, because it has widespread support from state and local leaders, including the governor, legislators and a number of mayors. In fact, last month they held a news conference at that state capitol to endorse the initiative.

In D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray introduced a bill just a few days ago to give illegal immigrants driver’s licenses in the nation’s capital. This would happen via a two-tiered system in which illegal aliens would receive a card that wouldn’t be accepted on the federal level, to board a plane or enter a government building. In 2011 Gray, who has been embroiled in a variety of scandals, signed an executive order to make D.C. a sanctuary for illegal immigrants by forbidding police and other city agencies from asking people about their immigration status.  

Also this month, Colorado passed a bill granting illegal aliens discounted tuition at the state’s public colleges and universities. About a dozen other states—including California, Illinois, New York, Utah and Texas—already offer the perk which annually costs U.S. taxpayers millions of dollars. To celebrate the law’s passage, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper attended a rally at one of the state’s public universities and said the measure will grant illegal students with a “path forward.”

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  • NOamnestyEVER

    STATE by STATE… 49 more mexifornias???

    Immigrating America Into a Colony of Mexico

    http://mexicanoccupation.blogspot.com/2011/11/mexico-makes-america-colony-and.html

    We’ve got an even more ominous enemy within our borders that promotes “Reconquista of Aztlan” or the reconquest of California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas into the country of Mexico. With 9.2 million Mexicans now living in America, their goal of colonizing our country back into Mexico moves forward. A more sobering reality stems from the evidence that it’s Mexican-American citizens in the forefront of this disintegration of our country.

  • NOamnestyEVER

    THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR: The US should think long and hard about the high number of Latino immigrants.
    THESE FIGURES ARE VERY DATED. THEY ARE ALSO PREDICATED ON A POPULATION OF ILLEGALS AT ABOUT 11 MILLION, WHICH IS ENTIRELY LA RAZA DEMOCRAT PROPAGANDA. THE REAL NUMBERS, EVEN FROM DHS IS ABOUT 40 MILLION AND BREEDING (AT OUR EXPENSE) LIKE BUNNIES. NOW DO THE FIGURES FOR HOW MANY “CHEAP” LABOR ILLEGALS WILL BE IN OUR JOBS, PUSHING OUR ANCHOR BABIES FOR 18 YEARS OF WELFARE, LOOTING WELFARE AND OBAMACARE….?

    (from the article)

    The principal beneficiaries of our current immigration policy are affluent Americans who hire immigrants at substandard wages for low-end work. Harvard economist George Borjas estimates that American workers lose $190 billion annually in depressed wages caused by the constant flooding of the labor market at the low-wage end.

    http://mexicanoccupation.blogspot.com/2012/02/anchor-baby-breeding-mexicos-staggering.html

  • NOamnestyEVER

    NEXT TO DRUGS, MEXICO’S BIGGEST EXPORTS IS POVERTY, CRIMNALS and ANCHOR BABY BREEDERS = 18 YEARS OF GRINGO-PAID WELFARE!

    The danger, as Washington Post economics columnist Robert Samuelson argues, is that of “importing poverty” in the form of a new underclass—a permanent group of working poor… AMNESTY IS ONLY ABOUT KEEPING WAGES FOR LEGALS DEPRESSED!

    Heritage: Amnestied Illegals Will Get $9.4T in Benefits; Increase Debt $6.3T

    what is the REAL cost of all that “CHEAP” Mexican labor? Add it up and then factor in the MEXICAN CRIME TIDAL WAVE and the fact that the MEXICAN DRUG CARTELS now operate in 2,500 American cities!

    http://mexicanoccupation.blogspot.com/2013/05/will-obamas-amnesty-bankrupt-us.html

  • NOamnestyEVER

    THE OBAMA and LA RAZA CONSPIRACY to Build the Democrat party with illegals, keep wages depressed with more illegals, and destroy the GOP with even hordes of illegals!

    http://mexicanoccupation.blogspot.com/2013/05/obamas-amnesty-conspiracy-to-create-new.html

    While DeMint says the Heritage Foundation is supportive of the concept of immigration reform, he characterizes the current compromise as “blanket amnesty.”

  • NOamnestyEVER

    Repeating Past Mistakes on Immigration

    May 17, 2013

    By: James Walsh

    The immigration reform bill being proposed by the U.S. Senate’s Gang of Eight contains legislative excesses that could create an immigration-welfare complex.

    http://mexicanoccupation.blogspot.com/2013/05/james-walsh-amnesty-conspiracy.html

  • NOamnestyEVER

    Most Illegal Immigrant Families Collect Welfare… ALL GET AMERICAN JOBS???

    April 05, 2011

    Surprise, surprise; Census Bureau data reveals that most U.S. families headed by illegal immigrants use taxpayer-funded welfare programs on behalf of their American-born anchor babies.

    http://mexicanoccupation.blogspot.com/2013/02/amnesty-or-looted-under-obama-one.html

  • NOamnestyEVER

    KRUGMAN

    CALIFORNIA – MEXICO’S $22 BILLION DOLLAR WELFARE STATE

    http://mexicanoccupation.blogspot.com/2013/04/paul-krugman-look-at-california-under.html

    CALIFORNIA IS A LOOTED COLONY OF MEXICO. THE LA RAZA-CONTROLLED STATE LEGISALTURE PASSES LAW AFTER LAW THAT BENEFITS ILLEGALS AND ENCOURAGES MORE OF THEM TO HOP OUR BORDERS.

  • NOamnestyEVER

    JOE LEGAL vs JUAN ILLEGAL

    JOE LEGAL STILL GETS THE TAX BILLS FOR JUAN’S WELFARE STATE, UNDERGROUND ECONOMY, ANCHOR BABY BREEDING FOR 18 YEARS OF WEFLARE, OBAMACARE, “FREE” EDUCATION, “FEE” EMERGENCY ROOM PLAN HEALTHCARE, AND “FREE” DREAM ACTS HANDED OVER BY THE DEMS TO BUY JUAN’S ILLEGAL VOTES!

    The danger, as Washington Post economics columnist Robert Samuelson argues, is that of “importing poverty” in the form of a new underclass—a permanent group of working poor.

    THE ENTIRE REASON THE BORDERS ARE LEFT OPEN IS TO CUT WAGES!

    http://mexicanoccupation.blogspot.com/2012/03/assualt-on-american-worker-joe-legal-vs.html

    “We could cut unemployment in half simply by reclaiming the jobs taken by illegal workers,” said Representative Lamar Smith of Texas, co-chairman of the Reclaim American Jobs Caucus. “President Obama is on the wrong side of the American people on immigration. The president should support policies that help citizens and legal immigrants find the jobs they need and deserve rather than fail to enforce immigration laws.”