Ciccone bill would give licenses to undocumented immigrants

Ciccone bill would give licenses to undocumented immigrants

PROVIDENCE - In an effort "to keep the roads of Rhode Island safer and boost the local economy," Sen. Frank Ciccone III, of District 7 in Providence and North Providence, has introduced a bill that would allow the Department of Motor Vehicles to issue driving privilege licenses and permits to applicants who are living in the United States illegally.

"We want to ensure that all drivers, regardless of their immigration status, are trained, tested and insured when driving on our roads," said Ciccone in a statement last week. "It would also be better for our economy."

Currently, those unable to establish a lawful presence in the U.S. are unable to produce the documentation, such as a Social Security number, that state law requires for the issuing of a driver's license, said Ciccone.

The new legislation would still require certain documentation, such as a foreign birth certificate, or other legal documents in order to issue the "driving privilege license" or permit.

Also, unlike a regular driver's license, the holder of a driving privilege license would not be able to use it for federal or state identification purposes.

At the time of the introduction of this bill, 10 states and the District of Columbia have laws that call for the issuing of driving privilege licenses.

They are California, Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Maryland, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, Vermont and Washington. The law, if passed, would take effect on July 1, 2016.

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DUI SENATOR "DO YOU KNOWWHO I AM" CICCONE TRIES TO GIVE PAYOFF TO ILLEGAL ALIENS IN RETURN FOR THEIR VOTER FRAUD IN RECENT ELECTIONS

my prob is the drivers now with cars who cant read or speak english thats not safe for roads

Are you out of your mind!?!??!!? Illegal immigrants should be arrested and deported, not granted licenses and any other special priveledges. I'm so sick and tired of bowing down to these criminals. When will our Fed, State and Local governments wake up and grow a back bone!!!!! I will NOT press one for English. I will NOT learn to speak a different language. They are here illegally and yet they vote, they drive, they work under the table, they collect welfare, food stamps, medical....all at the taxpayers expense!!!!!!!

Smells an awful lot like Ciccone knows an illegal or two and now it's one dick washing another.
It's a privilege not a right. Hey Ciccone, How about telling people what the real story is behind this push.