Thursday, August 19, 2004

Should illegal immigrants be permitted to drive?

The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles has started to crackdown on illegal immigrant's driving privileges. In January, New York State started issuing notices to drivers whose social security numbers did not match federal records. One of the purposes of the law is public safety. However, the enforcement of the law may have unintended consequences. DMV clerks are inadequately informed of immigration laws. As a result, there is a possibility that immigrants who are legally being processed through the United States Immigration Service could have their licenses suspending. Additionally, many immigrants need to drive to work. Many will continue to drive, possibly without insurance. Should illegal immigrants be permitted to drive? more...>