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Ediacara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 12:30 PM
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Illegal immigrants won't get licenses (in Florida) | Orlando Sentinal
Illegal immigrants won't get licenses
Security concerns stopped a bill letting them apply for driving permits.


From Wire reports
Posted April 18, 2004

TALLAHASSEE -- A bill that would have allowed illegal immigrants in Florida to obtain drivers licenses has been abandoned by its sponsor after security concerns were raised by law-enforcement officials around the state.

Sen. Rudy Garcia, R-Hialeah, said Friday he would propose studying the issue before next year's legislative session begins. The bill (SB 1630) was backed by Gov. Jeb Bush, but it was quickly dismissed by sheriffs who questioned whether other countries could provide acceptable criminal background checks.

Bush acknowledged Saturday it would not pass this year but said he would continue to work with law enforcement to try to improve the measure before the next session.

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teryang Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 01:16 PM
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1. Increasing the number of uninsured drivers
Great! This is going to hurt insured drivers.
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walmartsucks Donating Member (149 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 01:37 PM
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2. Thank God for sanity
If people are here illegaly, what are the chances that their ID docs used for securing a driver's license are actually legitimate?
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DavidFL Donating Member (236 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 03:34 PM
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3. This should come as no surprise.
The bill had no chance of passing anyway. Jeb's support of the bill was just another attempt at election year pandering on behalf of his crackhead brother.
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