Thursday, June 26, 2003

YET ANOTHER GOOD REASON TO AVOID CALIFORNIA FREEWAYS

Trick question: can an illegal alien easily obtain a California driving license? (Remember that about 99% of the time you have to produce a picture ID, a driving license is the best ID).

Of course, the answer is: maybe not today, but we'll fix that!!

What's disheartening is that it's being couched as providing immigrants with a means to earn an income. But that implies that it will encourage fraud. How's that, you say? Simple, in order for an employer to process the forms necessary for hiring (specifically the DOJ Form I-9), they must acknowledge that they have physically seen two forms of ID. One can include a driving license, but the other must be a birth certificate or other form showing citizenship or a Social Security Card (which requires birth certificate/passport/green card, etc.).

By definition (if everyone's following the rules), these folks cannot be legally employed in any work other than certain jobs in agriculture, which allows undocumented workers under specific rules.

Only in California . . .


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