Come to California illegally and you are likely to get free healthcare, schooling in the public school system (where applicable) and maybe even some other goodies. You ask what? Oh, perhaps a driver's license.
In yet another controversial move involving how the federal government and some states are catering to illegals, the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) held the first of two hearings Tuesday to allow residents to weigh in (for and against) on the heated debate that allows illegals to acquire a driver's license starting in January of next year.
According to the state, some 1.5 million illegal aliens statewide will be eligible to become licensed and insured when the law goes into effect.
Nationwide, California is one of 11 states that have signed off on issuing a driver's license for people here in the country illegally, according to the National Immigration Law Center.
AB 60 requires DMV to issue licenses to undocumented Californians
Assembly Bill 60, California's law that mandates DMV to issue driver licenses to undocumented California residents, requires the department to issue an original driver license to an applicant who is unable to provide satisfactory proof of legal presence in the U.S. Driver license applicants under AB 60 are required meet all other qualifications and must provide satisfactory proof of identity and California residency, according to DMV officials.
Tuesday's hearing in Los Angeles was to allow residents to comment on just which documents should be allowable for illegals to prove their identity and residency in the nation's most populous state.
Many illegals want the DMV to grow its list of acceptable documents, with eyes towards including children's school records and their place of worship.
According to some speakers at Tuesday's event, some here illegally did not make the hearing due to the fact they were afraid they may be stopped and searched at a freeway checkpoint.
So, do you agree with AB 60 in that illegal aliens in California can be issued driver's licenses starting next January?
Those supporting the move say it will help document more people here, along with providing needed information in regards to traffic stops, accidents etc.
On the flip side, opponents say it is just one more way to reward illegal aliens who came here and did not follow the protocol that people here legally did.
As we've seen in recent weeks with the border chaos in Texas and Arizona, the momentum is certainly in favor of illegal aliens these days in the U.S.
Due to our nation's feeble border security at the southern border, more and more illegal aliens (including many more children) will be flowing to California and other states for that matter in the weeks and months ahead.
Heck, can you blame them?
Find a way to get here and we will essentially reward you with all kinds of goodies.
Hopefully sooner rather than later, a majority of Americans will say enough is enough, forcing politicians sitting on the sidelines because they don't want to offend Latinos and perhaps lose their votes to act.