Letters to the Editor

Your views in 200 words or less

Tag: driver’s licenses

May
29th

LICENSES: No rights for illegal aliens

Re: “Try reasonable middle way to license illegal immigrants” (editorial, 5-27).

What are you thinking? Since when do illegal aliens have rights? I cannot comprehend nor understand the mentality that desires to license illegal aliens. Send them back from where they came.

Any politician who promotes rights for illegals will never get my vote.

May
29th

LICENSE: Unlink voting from driver’s licensing

Re: “Try reasonable middle way to license illegal immigrants” (editorial, 5-27).

The editorial board missed a key point licensing undocumented drivers. The federal Motor Voting Act requires all driver’s licensing offices to provide voter registration packets. Washington and New Mexico are the only two states that require no proof of citizenship when they hand a voter registration form to anyone applying for a driver’s license.

State employees are forbidden by law to ask for proof of citizenship when handing the applicant a voter registration form. The applicant fills out the form and checks a box attesting to U.S. citizenship.

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Aug.
17th

LICENSES: Illegals given opportunity to vote

The article on Sunday about illegals flocking to Washington and a few other states because of easy driver’s license requirements left out what is another key piece of the story.

Every one of the illegals applying for a license is given a packet of information to fill out. One of the forms included in the packet is a voter registration form. The illegal resident sometimes has an interpreter guiding them through all of the paperwork they are filling out to get a driver’s license. They don’t actually fill out the form.

The federal government under the Voter Motor Registration Act

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Aug.
17th

LICENSES: Why does Washington do this?

Your editorial today (8-17) is reasonable.

I read the same Associated Press article (TNT, 8-15) citing movement to states providing driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants. Though I would rather prevent illegal entrants from entering and staying, Utah’s solution is logical.

Utah ensures its licenses enable driving only, unlike Washington and New Mexico, the only two other states issuing drivers licenses to illegals. Washington and New Mexico issue identical licenses to U.S. citizens and illegal entrants. Those licenses are used as ID in those states.

Washington state uses its driver’s licenses as proof of eligibility to vote, and allows online voter

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