We’re talking about illegals here, not legal immigrants.
They estimate 75 percent of applicants have failed the written test needed for the card under a new law that made the state the 11th nationally to offer driving privileges to people in the country illegally. The cards became available Thursday…
A law passed by the 2013 Legislature and signed by Gov. Brian Sandoval [Hispanic] allows immigrants in Nevada without citizenship status to obtain the driver privilege cards. An increasing number of states have been passing similar laws in recent years.
Backers of the bill say because many immigrants in the country illegally drive anyway, the law will make roads safer because they will be required to take the tests and have insurance. Source: CBSLasVegas
Get this: twenty-five percent of Nevada residents are “Latinos.” The article doesn’t say how many of those are in the state illegally.
The law specifically prohibits the DMV from using or sharing information for immigration-enforcement purposes.
Authorization cards are good for one year and cannot be used for official identification to board commercial flights or enter federal government buildings.
To obtain a card, immigrants must still show proof of identity as well as Nevada residency. Any documents in a foreign language such as a birth certificate must be translated, and the DMV has a list of about 160 translators posted on its website.
Latinos make up about a quarter of Nevada’s residents. Source: CBSLasVegas
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