Proposal seeks illegal immigrant driving privilege

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Updated: 12/04/2012 5:10 pm

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Incoming state Senate Majority Leader Mo Denis has proposed a law allowing driver privilege cards for illegal immigrants and others hoping to bypass the stricter requirements of a driver's license.

Denis says the privilege card would allow people to drive legally and get insurance, but couldn't be used for identification. The Democratic lawmaker from Las Vegas says the measure could help curb hit-and-runs that happen when a driver is unlicensed and doesn't want to get caught.

The Las Vegas Sun reports several Democratic lawmakers have signed on as co-sponsors, but no Republicans have yet.

Tuesday's proposal comes a week after the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles announced it would authorize driver's licenses for young immigrants brought to the country illegally as children and granted temporary reprieve by President Obama.


Information from: Las Vegas Sun,


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StandsWithFist - 12/4/2012 5:15 PM
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Illegal and privileges in the same sentence? They are here "Illegally"! NO privileges! If I was breaking a law, the "Law" sure as heck would bend me (Legal American Citizen) over for it. Yet we allow and encourage this Illegal activity and pass it off as acceptable! Ever consider that by allowing Illegals in our country on the basis that we need cheap labor, we are therefor encouraging "Slave Labor"? If we feel so much sympathy for these people fleeing Mexico, to the extent we ignore our own laws, then how is it we have no problem putting them to work for $5 bucks an hour of hard labor and 10 hour days?

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