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Sat Feb 23, 2013, 07:13 AM

NC set to issue licenses to 'illegal immigrants' with pink stripe and "NO LAWFUL STATUS"

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) A new North Carolina driver's license set to be issued to some illegal immigrants has a bright pink stripe and the bold words "NO LAWFUL STATUS," raising concerns about whether the design will brand those who show it.

The North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles announced last week they would begin issuing the licenses March 25 following a lengthy legal review. The Obama administration's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program grants valid federal work permits to qualified applicants brought to the U.S. as children without legal authorization.

Some Republican lawmakers in the state have balked at the idea, filing a bill Thursday to bar the DMV from granting the licenses until at least June.

Cinthia Marroquin, a 22-year-old Raleigh resident awaiting approval for a DACA permit, said the longer the license issue is delayed, the longer it will take for her to get a job and drive herself to work. Even if she is able to get one, she is worried about presenting a license declaring she has "NO LAWFUL STATUS" at a police roadblock or while writing a check at the grocery store.

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http://news.yahoo.com/pink-stripe-nc-illegal-immigrant-licenses-eyed-204800831.html

More stupid and hateful coming out of that 'liberal' southern state, North Carolina. Assholes.

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Reply NC set to issue licenses to 'illegal immigrants' with pink stripe and "NO LAWFUL STATUS" (Original post)
cali Feb 2013 OP
hobbit709 Feb 2013 #1
muse03 Feb 2013 #2
MrSlayer Feb 2013 #3
Cooley Hurd Feb 2013 #4
Xipe Totec Feb 2013 #5
Cooley Hurd Feb 2013 #7
reformist2 Feb 2013 #6
dixiegrrrrl Feb 2013 #8

Response to cali (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 07:15 AM

1. what's next? various colored armbands?

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Response to cali (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 07:23 AM

2. Really don't understand

 

If they have bee approved for DACA, then they have been granted a work permit and a valid SSN for work..granted they don't have a green card or US Citizenship but they are being allowed to LAWFULLY work in the U.S.

How is that not lawful status?

But hey at least it's better than pink triangles and yellow stars

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Response to cali (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 07:30 AM

3. Ah, yes. Sneeches.

 

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Response to cali (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 07:32 AM

4. um... if the state knows they're undocumented, why wouldn't they report them...

... to INS? In other words, how would the state even know?

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Reply #4)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 07:35 AM

5. They are not in violation of any state law; immigration status is a federal question.

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Response to Xipe Totec (Reply #5)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 07:59 AM

7. I know - see my edit...

Before the edit was before I had coffee...

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Response to cali (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 07:47 AM

6. What a mess. We need immigration reform, now.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 08:03 AM

8. Besides intimidation, it would prevent her from voting

and make it much easier to identify her as a non-citizen.
The old rich white man's party is very concerned about the increase in minority voting, yes indeed.

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