From the Washington Times:
Top Illinois state officials said Tuesday they’ll push to issue driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants — a move backed also by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who for years stood as Democrats’ key impediment to pushing immigration in Congress.
State Senate President John Cullerton said he’ll try to pass a bill in the legislature’s veto session next week to remove restrictions on illegal immigrants getting licenses there, and Gov. Pat Quinn said he’ll sign it, if it reaches his desk. Both men are Democrats.
Illinois would become the third state to allow illegal immigrants to get licenses, joining Washington and New Mexico.
“I strongly support state legislation that will allow every Chicagoan, regardless of legal status, to enjoy the rights and responsibilities that come with a driver’s license,” Mr. Emanuel, President Obama’s first White House chief of staff, said in a statement.
Now, I could go on for quite a while about how Congress writes immigration laws, and how that’s part of the Constitution. I could go on for quite a while about the effects of drunk driving illegal aliens, of criminal aliens, and how illegal aliens are criminals with their first steps into the country they’re invading. I could go on and on and on about that, comparing other nations’ immigration laws (Mexico’s are particularly harsh, and allow for citizen detention of non-Mexicans they catch), and make this solely about illegal immigration and the pandering of Democrats for more illegal alien voters is.
“Eighteen of the nineteen 9/11 terrorists boarded those airplanes using driver’s licenses they never should have been issued,” said CSDL President Amanda Bowman. “After the attacks, it was learned that the terrorists possessed 63 licenses from states all across the country. And it was clear why they got them: The driver’s license is America’s internal passport, our de facto national identification card that allows holders access to airplane travel, truck rental, sensitive government and commercial buildings, wire transfers and a host of other terrorism tools and targets. The driver’s license is a terrorist weapon of choice, and Congress must act on that reality,” Ms. Bowman continued.