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Licensing illegals: Calif. opens a gateway

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Published: Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, 8:57 p.m.

Where Congress has refused — at least so far — in providing a so-called “pathway to citizenship” for illegal aliens, California has succeeded.

Amid a cheering crowd, Golden State Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation approving driver's licenses for an estimated 1.4 million illegals, effective Jan. 1, 2015. Never mind that Californians repeatedly have opposed this measure, Investor's Business Daily reports. In fact, those unpopular quickie licenses were among issues that led to former Gov. Gray Davis' recall.

Nevertheless, the public's say in leftward California is secondary to the political prize, and this one's a whopper — in time, the registration of more than a million liberal voters.

Proponents, of course, insist that the law “forbids” the use of the new licenses for voter registration. But as Bruce Bialosky writes for Townhall.com, that's provided the folks signing up voters are paying attention — or even care.

Moreover, amnesty groups like La Raza will use the new licenses to push through as many illegals as they can, Mr. Bialosky writes.

The license law states that it's a “violation ... to discriminate against an individual because he or she holds or presents a license issued under these provisions.” Never mind how illegals, once licensed in California, will use their new IDs in other states.

In a gateway state for illegals, California's liberals have shoved through a law with serious national ramifications.

 

 
 


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