Re: Group calls for driverís licenses for everyone, June 13 Editor: This is in response to the article on people requesting that ďundocumented immigrantsĒ be able to receive a driverís license.
I have no problem with immigrants having a license; they are here legally. An ďundocumented immigrantĒ is another word for an illegal alien, and I do have a problem with them having a license. First of all, they are not here legally Ė so why should they have paperwork that would recognize them as such?
Our streets will not be safer because they have a license; many people who have legal licensure are bad drivers. The fact that an illegal alien is worried about being deported if pulled over while driving illegally is not a reason to give them a license. My 26-year-old son was killed by a drunk-driving illegal alien. He had been arrested 23 times and never deported. I guess the authorities didnít want to do the paperwork either. Most of his prior arrests were for assault and battery but one was for giving a false driverís license to a police officer. Yes, you guessed it. He then continued to drive and, because he wasnít deported, he went out and got drunk and proceeded to hit my sonís car, a VW Jetta, at 90 mph with his friendís F150 pickup truck (another illegal alien). Obviously they were not insured, not that it would bring my son back. If you begin by breaking the law you will continue to do so.
We might also consider that the next move would be to allow them to vote in our elections because they now have a legal ID, a driverís license, and an address. One thing will lead to another and the state of Florida will now have a huge mess at the polls.
If you wish to live in the United States you are always welcome but come here as a legal immigrant, not an illegal alien. It needs to be done the proper way. I personally am very tired of changing rules and lowering our standards so that others will be happy. The tail has to stop wagging the dog. The law is the law; begin as you wish to continue. If you start out on the correct foot then you will have your proper documentation and there will be no problem. There is no such thing as an ďundocumented immigrant. ď You are either an immigrant or an illegal alien, without documentation. Hence, no driverís license.