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New York: Sanctuary for illegal alien drivers

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By Michelle Malkin  •  September 24, 2007 08:03 AM

I didn’t get around to noting this one over the weekend. Every day, it’s a tug-of-war as schizophrenic America careens from Sovereign Nation to Sanctuary Nation. Once again, New York chooses sanctuary with its new regulations allowing illegal aliens to obtain driver’s licenses.

Here’s the Democrat governor Eliot Sptizer’s press release:

Governor Eliot Spitzer and Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Commissioner David Swarts today announced an administrative policy change that will give all New Yorkers the opportunity to apply for state driver licenses without regard to immigration status. Tied to the policy change, the Governor and Commissioner also announced plans to implement a new regime of anti-fraud measures to increase the security of the licensing system as a new population of New Yorkers comes into the system.

The DMV estimates that tens of thousands of undocumented, unlicensed and uninsured drivers are currently on New York’s roads, contributing to increased accidents and hit-and-runs as well as higher auto insurance rates. In addition, bringing more New Yorkers into the system will ensure a greater number of people have a license record that, if necessary, can be used to enhance law enforcement efforts.

Just not immigration laws.

9/11 reminded government officials that there is a clear nexis between immigration enforcement and national security. Connect the damned dots.

How quickly we forget.

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