Washington State Lets in Illegals, Seattle Times WhinesPosted: February 2, 2011
The ‘Cry me a River Express’ is now crying about this factoid from Washington State.
Washington is one of just a handful of states that allows illegals to get Driver Licenses. A practice that has long drawn the ire of conservatives in the state. I mean why why why? For one thing, this sends the message out that illegals can get easily set up here. Might as well hang a sign at the border: Illegals – Proceed Directly to Washington State. It also diminishes the status of the Driver License as an authoritative piece of identification for important personal matters – such as getting a passport or getting housing.
I have no doubt this loophole is the reason for this ‘sudden increase’ in illegals. There are new bills floating in the state legislature which would close this loophole. There have been efforts in the past but they have failed due to various liberal special interests. Democrats have in the past, been all too willing to let special interest groups – like the “State Commission on Hispanic Affairs” – pull their puppet strings. However, these bills were authored by a Democrat so it’s possible the state’s Democrats may be moving to center on this issue. One can only hope anyway.