Monday, February 18, 2013

License to Drive - Michigan To Give Illegal Immigrants DLs

Isn't it interesting how some laws can be violated with absolute impunity, and indeed you can even be rewarded for violating them?

The Detroit Free Press: Michigan to issue driver's licenses to immigrants

Illegal immigrants brought to the country as children can start applying for Michigan driver's licenses and state IDs this week.

Secretary of State Ruth Johnson's office will begin accepting applications Tuesday.

President Barack Obama last year announced a policy letting illegal immigrants apply for temporary work permits if they were brought to the U.S. as children. But a small number of states including Michigan resisted allowing those immigrants to have driver's licenses.

Johnson, a Republican, changed her mind recently ago after the Obama administration clarified the younger immigrants' legal status.

To be eligible, immigrants must prove they arrived in the U.S. before they turned 16, are 30 or younger, have been living in the country at least five years and are in school, have graduated or served in the military.

Drivers Licenses and State ID cards are acceptable forms of identification for voting in Michigan.

What could possibly go wrong?

After all, since they violated the law by illegally immigrating and then illegally staying in the country, I'm sure they wouldn't dream about driving without insurance or voting with their new IDs, right?

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