Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Driver's licenses for undocumented immigrants

Allowing state residents who can pass the requisite driving tests and present valid IDs to obtain licenses is sound public policy that will lead to safer, better and insured drivers.

By Amy Gottlieb and Deborah Jacobs,
January 9, 2009

RUMORS ARE FLYING in New Jersey that Governor Corzine's blue ribbon advisory panel on immigrant policy will soon recommend that the governor support so-called "Driving Privilege Cards" for undocumented immigrants in the state.

Even without an actual recommendation or report, the media and public response has been overwhelmingly negative, bringing back memories of the backlash against N.Y. Gov. Elliot Spitzer when our neighbor state recognized the benefits of ensuring that all state residents have access to drivers' licenses. [...]

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