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L.A. County Sheriff Backs Driver's Licenses for Illegals

February 24, 2012  | 

Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca chimed in with his support for issuing driver's licenses to illegal immigrants a day after Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck backed the idea.

Sheriff Baca told the Los Angeles Times that such licenses should only be issued after illegal immigrants fill out comprehensive applications, similar to those for citizenship. The sheriff also said the licenses should be up for renewal annually, and be noticeably different than those issued to citizens.

The sheriff supported licenses for illegal immigrants in 2002, when he suggested issuing licenses marked with the letter "I" to illegal immigrants so deputies could recognize them during stops.


LAPD Chief Supports Driver's Licenses For Illegal Immigrants

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Stingray @ 2/24/2012 10:56 AM

1. How would you know the documentation they provide from another country is legitimate as to their claimed identity? Our country does not have any authority or approval to access another country's informational database to corroborate their information.
2. Why in the hell is law enforcement heads even getting involved in this? their purpose is the same as everyone else: to ensure the laws are enforced. They need to shut up and stop advocating to their people to mend/bend the rules.

It's obvious they have no clue regarding the steps it takes in getting citizenship documentation. It is a very long and drawn out process. If these knuckleheads understood this, then they would know that once they complete the process they are already eligible for a state id, without the need for a modified one.

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