US Lawmakers Introduce bill That Would Stop Federal Grants to States That Give Driver’s Licenses to Illegal Immigrants

Pixabay
image_pdfimage_print
House and Senate Republicans introduced new legislation, the ‘Stop Greenlighting Driver Licenses for Illegal Immigrants Act’, that would block federal money from from funding sanctuary states that allow illegal aliens to obtain driver’s licenses. It is estimated that states that issued licenses to illegal aliens received nearly $53-million last year that would be impacted by this new legislation. Fifteen states and the District of Columbia have enacted laws to allow unauthorized immigrants to obtain drivers licenses. -GEG

House and Senate Republicans have introduced legislation that would block certain federal funds from sanctuary states that allow illegal aliens to obtain driver’s licenses.

The Stop Greenlighting Driver Licenses for Illegal Immigrants Act would stop Justice Department (DOJ) grants that are a top source of federal criminal justice funding for states.

The legislation would target states that “defy federal immigration enforcement or that allow illegal aliens to get driver licenses without proof of lawful presence” and those that “prohibit or restrict a local or State government entity or official from collecting or sending to or receiving from the Department of Homeland Security immigration enforcement information.”

In the Senate, the legislation is being introduced by Tennessee Senator Marsha Blackburn and co-sponsored by Sens. Tom Cotton, R-Ark.; Kevin Cramer, R-N.D.; Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va.; Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga.; Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, and Mike Rounds, R-S.D. Companion legislation is being introduced in the House by Colorado Rep. Ken Buck. His bill is co-sponsored by 21 other lawmakers.

“Tennesseans know all too well what can happen when illegal immigrants are granted driver licenses,” Blackburn said in a statement. “While Tennessee and many other states prohibit driver licenses for illegal aliens, a growing number of states are moving in the opposite direction and unleashing dangerous open borders policies. Immigrants must follow the proper federal process and obtain citizenship or lawful status before obtaining a state driver license.”

“In America, no one is above the law,” she added.

Blackburn’s office estimated that states that issued licenses to illegal aliens received nearly $53 million that would be impacted by this new legislation during the 2019 fiscal year.

The NCSL reports that fifteen states and the District of Columbia have enacted laws to allow unauthorized immigrants to obtain drivers licenses. These states—California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Utah, Vermont and Washington—issue a license if an applicant provides certain documentation, such as a foreign birth certificate, foreign passport, or consular card and evidence of current residency in the state.

Read full article here…

Visit our Classified ads.

Check out our Classified ads at the bottom of this page.

Recent stories & commentary

Health

Gates Vaccine Spreads Polio Across Africa

October 15, 2020 F. William Engdahl 7

The UN recently admitted that new cases of polio have resulted in Africa from an oral polio vaccine developed with support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Gates pushes polio vaccines in Africa when many more lives could be saved with investments in clean water and proper sanitation.

Classifieds

For classified advertising rates and terms, click here. The appearance of ads on this site does not signify endorsement by the publisher. We do not attempt to verify the accuracy of statements made therein or vouch for the integrity of advertisers. However, we will investigate complaints from readers and remove any message we find to be misleading or that promotes anything fraudulent, illegal, or unethical.

Subscribe
Notify of
guest
1 Comment
Oldest
Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Cal
Cal
8 months ago

Immigration was delegated by the states long ago to the general (federal) government. This was done by the states so that each state would have the same policy regarding immigration here. When that state delegated federal policy was created all states are LAWFULLY bound to follow that policy.

Basically it is the same delegated as “postal roads”, roads that allow movement quickly to and between the states that the federal government is contractually required to create and maintain.