CT State Senate Approves Driver's Licenses for Illegal Immigrants


#1

As a resident of this State, I wish to formally apologize for the stupidity of my Governor and his lapdog Democratic Assembly. These idiots went ahead with this legislation in the wee-hours of the night, without a single vote of support from the Republicans (as well as 9 Dems) and cited the fact that granting driver’s licenses to illegals would “save the taxpayers” enormous amounts of money because the roads would be safer. I kid you not. This was their explanation for enacting this vote-grabbing law, in anticipation that the feds would pass amnesty for all. It’s a transparently disgusting stunt that will end up a colossal failure because these idiots actually buy into the fact that illegals will be lining up at the DMV to get their licenses. What a farce… CT State Senate Approves Driver’s Licenses for Illegal Immigrants


#2

There must be only 3 or 4 Republicans in CT.


#3

Yeah, me, my wife, and my two friends…LOL


#4

:coffee_spray::beerchug:


#5

Born and bred in CT. Leaving 30 years ago, much as I loved it then, was one of the best decisions I ever made in my life.

Drazor, I pity you having to put up with it.


#6

Frankly, This is disturbing. I am lost for words. Why am surprised that liberals would want to promote such a radical bill.


#7

We need to come up with a catch phrase that just sums up all the ridiculous things we think and say whenever we hear about these misguided Fascist/ Progressive/ Liberal/ Communist/ Socialist/ Racist idiots who’d like nothing more than for this country to sink into the pit of despair and its economy to be not unlike a third world nation’s while they sit in their castles surveying all the poor unfortunates below them through their self-aggrandized utopian rose-colored spectacles of untruth. Like, “Leftward and Forward!” or “Progress or Regress?” or “I’m a Lib, You’re a Lib, Wouldn’t you like to be a Liberal, too?” (the last one in song, of course).


#8

It’s hard to have an opinion on the merits of this bill based on a link to a TV news piece. Of course, that won’t stop some folks from having a knee-jerk reaction when they hear the words “illegal immigrant”.

I assume the primary purpose of such a “special” drivers license for illegal residents is to require such individuals to be trained in the rules of the road AND - most importantly - to carry insurance. Remember, auto insurance is primarily insurance with respect to liability. How would you like to be a legal driver and resident blindsided by an illegal resident without insurance? I have no doubt it happens all the time.

The more drivers that are properly licenses and insured, the safer the roads will be and the more likely that the innocent victims of auto accidents will have their medical bills paid.


#9

Connecticut has a history of being stupid when it comes to politics. Which is sad because they are such a beautiful state with nice people. I’ve liked only one CT pol in the last 15-20 years, and that’s Joe Lieberman (and only for his foreign policy views, he sucks on literally everything else).


#10

Here is the full text: “That the general statutes be amended to allow the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles to establish a program enabling certain Connecticut residents to obtain a motor vehicle operator’s license, commercial driver’s license or motor vehicle registration regardless of such residents’ citizenship or immigration status.”

AN ACT ESTABLISHING A PROGRAM ALLOWING CERTAIN STATE RESIDENTS TO OBTAIN A DRIVER’S LICENSE OR VEHICLE REGISTRATION REGARDLESS OF CITIZENSHIP OR IMMIGRATION STATUS.

For such an “educated” state they really go light on the terminology

I assume the primary purpose of such a “special” drivers license for illegal residents is to require such individuals to be trained in the rules of the road AND - most importantly - to carry insurance. Remember, auto insurance is primarily insurance with respect to liability. How would you like to be a legal driver and resident blindsided by an illegal resident without insurance? I have no doubt it happens all the time.

The more drivers that are properly licenses and insured, the safer the roads will be and the more likely that the innocent victims of auto accidents will have their medical bills paid.

The primary purpose is a step towards amnesty under the guise of safety

Why would some one who is here illegally want to carry a license and buy insurance. For one the probably dont have the money for it and more importantly they are already committing a crime and at risk of deportation even if they get stopped with a real licence and insurance.

Once again you bend over backwards to find a way to support a democrat position. If you only tried half that hard to support the positions of a party you claim to be a longtime supporter of.


#11

It’d be nice if that were my youngest sister and her husband; Conservative Republicans, both.

(Might I ask the general vicinity from which you hail?)

You are spot on about it being a vote-grabber. Worse, is those who DO apply for, and receive, a license will then be able to vote!
And a colossal mess it will be, indeed. Can you say, "identity theft?"
Why do people refuse to think beyond the end of their noses?


#12

How wonderful, break the law and get rewarded with a driver’s license. Isn’t it enough they get access to our schools and healthcare? Absolutely ridiculous.