(Right Country) – Member of the radical “Squad” Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) is calling for the Massachusetts state legislature to pass a bill that would allow illegal aliens to obtain driver’s licenses.
“I’ve heard many people in recent days say that they look forward to our returning to normal, when the most acute part of this pandemic is behind us. I would just challenge us to challenge ourselves because that normal was already insufficient, unjust and inadequate to begin with,” Pressley stated during a video conference on Thursday evening with the group Driving Families Forward.
“Unprecedented hurt requires unprecedented legislating, and it is time to pass the Work and Family Mobility Act. What is mobility? It is freedom,” Pressley added.
The Work and Family Mobility Act “would enable all qualified state residents to apply for a standard Massachusetts driver’s license, regardless of immigrant status, while keeping our Commonwealth in full compliance with REAL ID requirements,” according to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).
“We need a new normal, a new paradigm that centers the humanity of every individual of every family of every worker, regardless of immigration status and so let’s usher in a new normal,” Pressley said.
The Massachusetts bill states that “the registrar shall post information on its website explaining that all Massachusetts residents may elect to apply for a Massachusetts license instead of a REAL ID-compliant license.”
The federal REAL ID law establishes new standards needed for identification to enter federal facilities or board airplanes within the United States.
It is set to take effect in October of 2020. Were illegal aliens to be given access to standard driver’s licenses, the National Law Review says, the new federal requirements wouldn’t apply.
Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson, a vocal critic of the bill, has called it a “reckless” bill which would make it “even easier for criminal illegal aliens to evade law enforcement and victimize law-abiding U.S. citizens and Massachusetts residents.”
He also said that it would “have a negative effect on the public safety of the people of the commonwealth.”
The National Conference of State Legislatures reports that there are 15 states, along with the District of Columbia, which “have enacted laws to allow unauthorized immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses,” which are “not to be used for federal identification purposes.”
California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Utah, Vermont and Washington are among these states.
Licenses are issued “if an applicant provides certain documentation, such as a foreign birth certificate, foreign passport, or consular card and evidence of current residency in the state.”
These people come here with no respect for our laws. Why should we allow them to drive? How many Americans have been killed by drunk illegal aliens? Why would we empower them to drive even more?
This is absolute madness.