A California activist says a new law that gives young illegal
immigrants a license to drive sets a "horrible precedent" for The
Golden State and the rest of the nation.
If they qualify for a federal work permit program, roughly
400,000 illegal immigrants under 30 years of age will be able to
drive legally, thanks to a new law signed by Gov. Jerry Brown (D).
The governor signed the measure over the weekend as the deadline
approached for him to act on bills sent to him by the state
Jeff Schwilk of the Southern
California Patriot Coalition explains that under President
Barack Obama's "Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals" program,
illegal aliens who meet certain criteria can legally work in the
United States (see earlier story).
"They are illegal aliens. Obama's backdoor amnesty is not
legal," Schwilk asserts. "They are still here unlawfully; they have
no right or privilege to be given driver's licenses. So this sets a
horrible precedent for … the state for future bills and for other
Gov. Brown claims granting driver's licenses to qualified
illegal immigrants is the next step the federal government should
take to ensure "comprehensive immigration reform."