This week reminds us of the continuation of New York State’s demise, as the state legislature was just passed that would allow illegal aliens to receive government-backed driver’s licenses. These licenses became available on Monday, according to the Hill. However, the newly instated legislature is already causing problems as it was found that the mass majority of voters within the state do not agree with it.
But that hasn’t stopped lawmakers from pushing the issue anyway.
Activists have been trying to put this law or a similar variation of it into play since 2001. However, there has always been significant blowback from the residents of the state. This has caused every previous effort to be withdrawn or miserably fail. But according to recent polls, the majority of New Yorkers still don’t like the idea. So why has it been allowed to go through?
Apparently, legislators and elected officials in the state no longer care what the people want, as is evident by their representation in Congress.
Although the issue has never made it to the Supreme Court, New York becomes one of quite a few who have adopted the idea that illegal aliens wants are more important than the peoples. It follows the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and fourteen other states. Naturally, California is one of those. In fact, New York seemed to follow the Golden State’s lead for this legislation and got it done by going through the same maneuvers. They simply did away with the requirement to include a Social Security number through the application process.
This kind of license does have its limitations, though. Without a Social Security number attached, the license can mainly only be used for proof of age and to allow holders to legally drive. However, they do not comply with REAL ID guidelines.
It is important to note that the law isn’t entirely in the clear yet and could still be reversed, as several challenges have been made against it.
The most recent was considered and denied on Friday. It was the second to have been put before a judge.
The Hill reports, “A federal judge on Friday denied a challenge to a law that will allow New York to give driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants. The law, which is set to go into effect next week, was facing its second challenge in court, the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle reports.”
“U.S. District Judge Gary Sharpe ruled against Rensselaer County Clerk Frank Merola, saying he lacked the legal capacity to bring the lawsuit against the state over the new law.”
However, you will note here that the judge did not deny the challenge based on its merits or correctness. Instead, it was dismissed on a procedural matter. Basically, the man who brought the challenge forward did not have the authority or power to do so as a county clerk. This means that the contest could be brought forward once again by someone with a more significant court presence and possibly be accepted.
Also, this is not the only challenge in the books to be discussed in the near future. According to The Hill, there are at least two more scheduled, making a delivered injunction possible.
If the law is not reversed, New York is in for a world of trouble, as other states with similar legislation have already experienced. One of the most prominent patterns is that when driving privileges are given, those licenses are then often used unlawfully in voting polls. Having a driver’s license allows illegal immigrants to vote with being detected as such, causing some rather severe technical glitches.
Soon they have people voted into office that the people don’t actually want but who those who are technically not even allowed to be here want.
The whole idea is just wrong. State lawmakers have a specific job to do: to represent the needs of the people and make our communities prosperous and safe. It is not to make illegal aliens’ lives easier and that of tax-paying citizens more difficult.
It’s no wonder we see a mass exodus of New York, with residents seeking states that are much less taxed and regulated and where illegal immigrants are not prized more than themselves. At this rate, the state will lose yet another congressional seat in the upcoming year as populations continue to decrease.
It serves them right.