Since '04, VT has issued driver's licenses to illegal immigrants

When it comes to allowing illegal immigrants to drive legally, NY Gov. Mario Cuomo is playing catch-up with Vermont. Ever since Vermont's Freedom of Movement law took effect Jan. 1 2014, illegal immigrants have been applying for and receiving driver's licenses. 

 

 

"Act 74, AKA the “Freedom of Movement” bill signed into law June 5, 2013, establishes that “a citizen of a foreign country unable to establish legal presence in the United States who furnishes reliable proof of Vermont residence and of name, date of birth, and place of birth, and who satisfies all other requirements of this chapter for obtaining a license or permit, shall be eligible to obtain an operator’s privilege card, a junior operator’s privilege card, or a learner’s privilege card.” The applicant must furnish “reliable proof of Vermont residence and of name, date of birth, place of birth and satisfies all other requirements for obtaining a license or permit."


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  • Patrick Finnie
    commented 2019-06-25 15:03:21 -0400
    When I upgraded to an “enhanced license” I had to have an original birth certificate, my previous license, to prove I.D. and 2 or 3 pieces of mail from the power company, oil co. phone co. etc. to prove my legal address. I’d be interested to know how DMV ascertains an undocumented worker’s identity with the same amount certainty as they insist on having from Vermonters ?
  • Winnie Mccarthy
    commented 2019-06-23 23:04:19 -0400
    I thought the driver’s license issued to non-citizens by the Vermont DMV was not valid as ID when registering to vote. If this is true, then, other things being legal (i.e., not an illegal immigrant), this should be all right.
  • Chris Holden
    commented 2019-06-22 16:38:28 -0400
    Oops! My previous comment doesn’t belong on this page.
  • Vaughn Hadley
    commented 2019-06-22 15:52:53 -0400
    Happy solstice, it’s all downhill from here!
  • Fred Matheson
    commented 2019-06-22 05:08:37 -0400
    SCOTUS has multiple cases of a “citizens” Right to Travel, and if you really look into it, all the way to the signing of your name on ANY document, according to the UCC. By signing your “drivers license” you give up those rights.
    Federal citizenship. Rights and obligations accruing by reason of being a citizen of the United States. State or status of being a citizen of the United States. A person born or naturalized in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction thereof is a citizen of the United States and of the State wherein he resides. Fourteenth Amend., U.S. Const. See also Citizenship; Naturalization.

    — Black’s Law Dictionary with Pronunciations, Sixth Edition, Centennial Edition (1891-1991)

    https://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution-conan/amendment-14/section-1/the-right-to-travel
  • Chris Holden
    commented 2019-06-21 18:11:29 -0400
    Just a transfer of funds from one loving spouse to another.
  • Bruce Rioux
    commented 2019-06-21 17:08:51 -0400
    There is no excuse for giving illegal aliens driver’s licenses. This is just to allow them to vote in the 2020 elections.