Virginia Lawmakers Vote to Give Driver’s Licenses to Illegals

Virginia Lawmakers Vote to Give Driver’s Licenses to Illegals

Lawmakers in both houses of the Virginia Legislature have passed bills that will allow illegal immigrants to obtain a driver’s license. The passage marks a signature achievement for the state’s new Democratic majority.

The Senate bill, passed by a margin of 22-18, does have certain conditions. Undocumented applicants must show they’ve filed an income tax return. In addition, the license will contain language indicating that it’s not a valid ID for federal, voting or public benefit purposes.

Similar to its Senate counterpart, the House version goes a little further in calling for the new ID a conventional driver’s license. It passed by a 57-42 margin.

As a result, the votes make Virginia the next state in line to approve the right of illegal aliens to apply for a driver’s license, joining 14 other states.

Why pass such bills at a time when the federal government is stepping up enforcement of immigration laws?

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