Michigan to Issue Driver’s Licenses to Illegal Immigrants

February 20, 2013

  • February 20, 2013 at 1:07 pm
    InsGuy says:
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    good grief.

  • February 20, 2013 at 1:40 pm
    TooLongInInsurance says:
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    So…..if the person is illegal, we’re giving them drivers licenses? Shouldn’t we be packing them up and sending them home? Just don’t get why the US is so lenient, and other countries can step up and take a hard position against illegal immigration.

  • February 21, 2013 at 2:12 pm
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    This is what the bleeding heart liberals have brought our country to… thanks to their campaign of ‘tolerance’ the only thing they don’t tolerate, is intolerance.
    Where you used to have to earn your way to the right to be an American, now you just have to want to be and by God we’ll find a way to make you one…. Sickening! If there was another country where I could go and immediately be given tax exemptions and funds to start up a new business, citizenship, and everything else we now provide to illegal immigrants, I would sure be looking in to moving there… but alas, America is the only country stupid enough to give away everything we can to those people who come here wanting a better life, while it’s naturalized citizens suffer from overtaxation, over controlling government, and a leader whose agenda is to take the country down by it’s roots one at a time…

  • February 21, 2013 at 4:06 pm
    Mike says:
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    I am confused in how this can happened. How can someone who is illegal in this country can get something that should only be reserved for someone that is a U.S. citizen. I have been serving this country for 18 long years and this is the thanks I get. These people have more rights then people who are citizens. Why can we say no to anything and why do they think they have rights. Can someone explain this to me please.

  • February 21, 2013 at 6:43 pm
    legal-schmegal says:
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    As we know, a driver’s license is “proof” for many purposes that need date of birth, including simple things like going to an R rated movie.
    If you have a driver’s license, that is one of the ID’s required to get a voter registration card in some states. Not sure what other forms of ID also have to be available. So this could be a problem.

    But it does also enable the alien resident to drive and presumably get to work (and pay taxes). It also is one way to encourage aliens to be documented, finally, if they have been living in the shadows.

    It’s hard to blame these kids because they didn’t personally make the choice to come here as babies.

    • February 25, 2013 at 2:23 pm
      Normct says:
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      Giving them a license doesn’t by any stretch mean they’ll pay taxes. If they claimed their income, they might loose some of our giveaway programs.

  • February 22, 2013 at 12:11 am
    Dave Francis says:
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    Probably the most decisive issue for decades is illegal immigration. From what I have observed from the Obama mass charity Americans should be very fortunate to feed, house and support anybody who comes along. It’s beyond my comprehension that we should financially support the world’s poor, or put them at the top of the list over our own poor with massive injections of dollars that should be appropriated only for those in trouble who are here by birth (Not the children of illegal aliens) or come here after being either naturalized or possessing a green card. Obama’s Liberal personal is out to bankrupt this country and the way it’s being perpetrated we are heading in that direction. The can of worms on illegal entry now has been opened, and all the problems should be distributed equally between the Democrats and the Republicans. There has been decades of inclusive dereliction of duty at enforcing these policies from the the inception of the 1986 Simpson Mazzoli bill; with limited fencing at the border and no real deterrent to track entry as a tourist, who overstays their visa. The real DETTERENT WOULD BE MAKING ILLEGAL ENTRY WITHOUT BEING PROCESSED A FELONY? Every government has suckled at the teat of big business, earning financial points for not doing the people’s business.

    For the reader who has a few minutes of spare time, they should fervently study the commentary in the national and rural media? In the headlines of the editorials you would think illegal aliens were a positive issue and that the majority of Americans agreed with a Path to Citizenship. However the greater part of commentary, blogs and even short articles show the real temperament of the citizens and residents of this nation. Not even the Socialist opponents can hide the truth, unless they delete the facts, which unfortunately they do in the messages people leave. Even in the Liberal newspapers it clearly indicates that illegal aliens should be placed on buses and deported. Obviously the Liberal press says differently from deceptive polls, to their seclusive headlines. In just one prime example NBC television and radio have used its ample resources to broadcast deceptive information about such things as illegal aliens and even the gun controversy. NBC have been caught in their misleading propaganda by editing the words of Republican Congressman Paul Ryan.

    Outside of the rhetoric produced by the journalist in the mainstream press, the truth is our there? You cannot convince me as a Independent voter in any way, that the American people want to incessantly keep paying for the children smuggled across our borders or pregnant mothers who use the airlines to also smuggle their unborn past unsuspecting Customs and immigration officers. This situation is despicable because once reaching sovereign America the female claims citizenship for the child. Relating to food stamps these households have a combination of illegal aliens (often parents) and citizens (usually kids); only the citizens are technically entitled for the benefits of the program, but if groceries purchased by Food Stamps are on the table, the common-sense conjecture is that all those in the family circle will benefit from it. Large illegal alien families with two or three progeny, with even more citizen children can apply for a cornucopia of food stamps, free breakfast and lunch, free education, free medical care and other citizen entitlements.

    Then on a state to state basis every child can receive a monthly lump sum of cash. So the media who passionately try to defend illegal aliens, saying they are not eligible for food stamps are collecting indirectly a mass of benefits for every citizen child. It is time the BIRTHRIGHT CITIZEN BILL to be voted on, to stop this draining of King Obama’s Imperial coffers and subsidies that states must incur? To complete the drastic measures is the E-Verify electronic detection program. Thousands of concerned businesses have adopted this measure with remarkable results, to locate the millions of illegal migrants and immigrants stealing the 23 million American jobs. As a mandatory law it would not only check new hires, but that extends the provision under THE LEGAL WORKFORCE ACT. Additionally to that every American and Permanent Resident should be issued with a biometric ID card, detailing a thumbprint and retinal scan, for serious proof who you are? In Furtherance, there is even a law to combat the FAMILY CHAIN MIGRATION, that is been a law for years, that is just is as expensive for the taxpayers, who end up footing the bill for immediate family after the sponsor fails to financially support them anymore?. This is not about an individual’s skin color, this is entirely, absolutely, and factually about rewarding foreign nationals who broke into this free land.

    As for agricultural workers, it must be implemented through an agency of the government. Any farm or giant vegetable or fruit concerns that hire illegal workers must be held accountable with targeted audits. Tech people should be given an expedited process to gain employment visa, but their also has to be accountability for these highly skilled. Americans must receive first priority on any job, with stringent measures to see that employers cannot bypass labor laws as they are doing now.

    DEMAND the double parallel fences attributed to the 2006 Secure Fence Act. These should be two barriers with avenues for rapid deployment of Immigration agents in fast patrolling vehicles to detect illegal aliens, drug movers and other criminals.


    Taxpayers can keep supporting the millions of illegal aliens already here and all those who will be encouraged by the potential of Obama’s Comprehensive Immigration Reform appearing in the next months to come? Or you can join the fight against ignorance of what America is facing with even more hundreds of billions forcibly taken by the IRS annually.

  • February 26, 2013 at 1:43 pm
    MI INS GUY says:
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    Dear Fellow Readers,

    Kindly read the Michigan Constitution! The state constitution requires we treat all non citizens the same we treat citizens.

    So YES if you live here and are not a citizen Michigan’s Constitution gives you the rights and privileges enjoyed by our citizenry.

    It is amazing what you could learn by reading.

    • February 27, 2013 at 8:08 pm
      JB says:
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      Yes, MI INS GUY, it is amazing what you could learn by reading! Some examples/excerpts from the Constitution of Michigan:

      Constitution of Michigan – Preamble: We, the people of the State of Michigan, grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of freedom, and earnestly desiring to secure these blessings undiminished to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and
      establish this constitution.

      ARTICLE I, Declaration of Rights:
      Sec 6. Bearing of arms. Every person has a right to keep and bear arms for the defense of himself and the state. [this mirrors the 2nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, the intent is clear]

      ARTICLE II, Elections
      Sec 1. Every CITIZEN OF THE UNITED STATES who has attained the age of 21 years, who has resided in this state for six months, and meets the requirements of local residence provided by law, shall be an elector and qualified to vote in any election except as otherwise provided in this constitution. The legislature shall define residence for voting purposes.

      ARTICLE III, General Government
      Sec 1 The powers of government are divided into three branches: legislative, executive and judicial. No person exercising powers of one branch shall exercise powers properly belonging to another branch, except as expressly provided in this constitution. [President Obama should familiarize himself with this one, as it also mirrors the U.S. Constitution, to which he has taken an oath to uphold]

      ARTICLE VI, Legislative Branch
      Sec 7. Each senator and representative must be a CITIZEN OF THE UNITED STATES,at least 21 years of age, and an elector of the district he represents…

      ARTICLE VIII, Education
      Sec 1. Encouragement of Education
      Religion, morality and knowledge being necessary to good government and the happiness of mankind, schools and the means of education shall forever be encouraged. [“separation of church and state” myth exposed. Although another section expressly prohibits taxpayer money from funding any religion, religious thought is encouraged, and references to Divine wisdom are interwoven into the very fabric of this constitution, as well as the U.S. Constitution]

      So, clearly NOT all rights and privileges conferred on citizens are also conferred on non-citizens. Certainly every peaceful person within our borders should be treated with compassion, courtesy and respect, however we should be much more concerned with the rights of actual U.S. citizens being unconstitutionally abridged by their own government officials than we are of conferring the rights and privileges of citizenship on NON-citizens!

    • October 16, 2013 at 7:23 pm
      al foreman says:
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      The state constitution requires us to treat all U.S. citizens equally not illegal residents to the country. When it refers to citizens that is Michigan residents of greater than 6 months that have been here legally. When it refers to non-citizens it is referring to citizens of other states, not illegal aliens or foreigners that are here and do not have legal citizenship in America.

      Perhaps you should learn what the constitution actually says and means before you use it to justify this ignorance.

  • January 6, 2015 at 8:42 am
    SM says:
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    Government is only thinking about Hispanic Background illegals, there are many illegal immigrants from all over the world, what about them? They are working so hard to survive here and be with their family, but there is nothing done for them. They need to do something about them too.

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