Sen. Whitehouse Agrees with Sen. Clinton: Give Illegals Licenses
The country has laws against open borders. Those who enter the United States illegally are not supposed to be given all the privileges of life in America, including benefits from the government, jobs, housing and drivers’ licenses — which can be used to cloak illegal (and possibly terrorist) activities and to undermine our democracy by voting illegally.
Senator Clinton, in her oath of office, swore to uphold the law.
If the immigration laws are not being enforced effectively, they should be changed. But in the meantime, as we see it, elected officials should not be encouraging criminal behavior and rewarding those who break existing laws.
According to Buddy and Ron, our own Senator Sheldon Whitehouse stated this past Sunday on 10 News Conference (
no link to that particular show is now available HERE–thanks Tim) that he also supports giving licenses to illegal immigrants. Then again, maybe he isn’t taking a cue from Senator Clinton. Maybe he’s just following the example set by one of his supporters–Dolores Rodriguez-LaFlamme–who did what she could to provide licenses to illegal immigrants, too. But while LaFlamme’s motives were economic, Senator Whitehouse is probably just looking to do what’s right by those who elected could one day help elect him.