Senator Clinton: Illegals Should Have Licenses
We know that there was a license scam in RI and now a similar one has been uncovered in Massachusetts (and other states).
Typically, the “license rings” operate in similar ways: corrupt registry clerks work with middlemen, who sell the licenses to illegal immigrants, criminals, and others looking to cover their identities.
The driver’s licenses are perfect “breeder” documents for establishing a false identity, one that can allow the license holder to buy guns, launder money, open bank accounts, and board a plane. Four years ago, the FBI’s assistant director of counterterrorism testified before a House committee about how the licenses are used by terrorists to escape detection.
Yikes. Despite all of that, NY Governor Elliot Spitzer has decided to allow illegal immigrants to legally obtain NY driver’s licenses. Yeah, that’s a good idea. And Democratic Presidential front-runner Sen. Hillary Clinton–who earlier couldn’t decide if she agreed with Spitzer’s plan or not–is now “steadying herself” (ie; getting her story straight):
“Senator Clinton supports governors like Governor Spitzer who believe they need such a measure to deal with the crisis caused by this administration’s failure to pass comprehensive immigration reform,” her campaign said in a statement. “As president, her goal will be to pass comprehensive immigration reform that would make this unnecessary.”
Wait a sec: didn’t “this administration” want comprehensive immigration reform? It’s disingenuous for Senator Clinton to blame President Bush for failing to pass a “comprehensive immigration reform” package that she agreed with but that the Democratic Senate and House couldn’t pass. Ah, whatever. True to form, when things are down, blame Bush. It’s easy and doesn’t take much thought. Maybe the rubes won’t notice.