L.A. Endorses Giving Driver's Licenses to Undocumented Immigrants

The Los Angeles City Council has unanimously endorsed a state bill that would give undocumented immigrants driver's licenses.

Though proof of maintaining a U.S. residence would still be required, the measure would allow people without a Social Security number to apply for a license. If the legislation is passed, roughly two million people in California could become eligible for licensure.

Proponents of the measure are arguing that providing identification to undocumented immigrants will make roads safer. Republican lawmakers opposing the bill say that loosening the requirements would jeopardize other uses for the card, such as showing a driver's license as ID to board a plane.

Four states -- New Mexico, Utah, Washington and Illinois -- have already passed similar bills. Most recently in Florida, Gov. Rick Scott vetoed similar legislation, claiming the bill would violate federal law.

The California Assembly approved the legislation on a vote of 55-20 last Thursday, sending it to the Senate. If approved and signed by the Governor, it would go into effect on Jan. 1, 2015.

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What idiots. Will illegals provide birth certificates to validate WHO they REALLY are? Will they be monitored to be sure that they consistently carry auto insurance? What's next, the right to vote?

Our hit-and-run numbers have increased proportionally with the influx of illegal immigration in So CAl. And, I see no reason we should bow to the needs of, and further reward persons who have already broken Federal law by entering this country illegally.

Aside from the National Security aspect, we can no longer AFFORD the costs of illegal immigration, and the bleeding off of benefits meant to be spent on our RIGHTFUL citizens. Why should foreign lawbreakers be given any form of legitimacy on OUR soil? They are already thumbing their nose at our current laws...why should we suppose that they will follow the laws of the road???

Don't kid yourself. This is totally political. This is just part of the Democrat majority's agenda to recruit votes - our country be dammed. This serves as another magnet for illegal immigrants, and only enhances an already disproportionate number of Mexican illegal aliens living in So Cal.