I guess that the pressure and national negativity associated with New York’s governor Eliot Spitzer’s plan to give illegal immigrants driver’s licenses had no affect on the state of Maryland. A report in NewsMax.com
describes how Governor O’Malley of Maryland plans a two-tiered system of licenses. One for residents (legal) and one for residents (illegal).
When Hillary was embarrassed a couple of months ago after announcing her support for Gov. Spitzer’s driver’s license plan, it was suddenly dropped like a hot potato! With Mr.O’Malley now willing to take the heat, it is the view of this web site that the Democrats have a national plan to fast track Illegals to a new status….of LEGAL….step by step. So folks, it won’t matter if Hillary or John McCain is elected - “Illegal Immigrant” will be a phrase no longer used in this country.
This plan reminds me of the NRA’s concern over the last five decades - slowly eroding firearms rights and then all of a sudden - your rights are gone and we all stood by and watched it happen. Remember - the liberals want control and it doesn’t matter how they get it.
Here is the NewsMax article:
Monday, January 14, 2008 10:09 AM
By: Newsmax Staff
Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley’s administration is drawing up plans for a two-tiered licensing system that would issue different driver’s licenses to undocumented aliens and legal residents.
Maryland is currently one of eight states that permit illegal immigrants to get licenses.
Under the new system, undocumented immigrants would have to prove only that they live in Maryland, but they would not be able to use their licenses to board airplanes, enter federal buildings or cross borders, the Washington Post reports.
Maryland Senate Minority Leaders David Brinkley, a Republican, is critical of the plan backed by the Democratic administration.
“The state is endorsing people to skirt the law,” he said. “Then Maryland becomes a haven for people that are here illegally.”
As other states, including neighboring Virginia, have tightened requirements for documentation in obtaining a license, Maryland has seen an increase in demand for driver’s licenses from foreign-born individuals, according to the Post.
The two-tiered system is similar to one proposed earlier by Gov. Eliot Spitzer in New York, which does not allow illegal immigrants to obtain licenses. He was forced to abandon the plan in the face of political opposition, and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was criticized for saying it was a good idea.