New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy, a Democrat, is expected to sign a bill into law that would allow illegal immigrants to obtain drivers’ licenses, according to reports.
Hysterically, we keep hearing Democrats spewing “No One Is Above The Law,” especially this week with their Trump Impeachment Idiocy.
The bill headed to the governor’s desk Monday after it was approved in separate votes in the New Jersey Assembly and Senate during the final legislative session of the year. Murphy has not said when he plans to sign the bill, but he had repeatedly asked the Democrat-led legislature to push it forward.
Immigrants who gathered in Trenton, the state capital, to support passage of the bill celebrated Monday at a local church, as seen in a video posted on Twitter by Cosecha Movement, an immigrant advocacy group.
Supporters argue the measure could increase safety because many immigrants without legal documentation already drive without licenses and insurance.
“The legislation advanced on the Assembly floor and by the Senate today is fair and responsible,” Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin, a Democrat, told The Wall Street Journal. “It brings us one step closer to ensuring all motor vehicles and drivers are insured, thereby creating safer roadways for all New Jersey residents.”
The legislation would give illegal immigrants over age 16 the “Green Light” to obtain driver’s licenses and learners’ permits. Under the terms, foreign documents such as passports or a driver’s license can be submitted and used in the application process. A Social Security number is not required.
Thirteen states, including Delaware and New York, and the District of Columbia permit immigrants without legal status to obtain drivers licenses, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.
The New Jersey bill also includes safeguards to protect the identities of illegal immigrants from federal agencies – something critics say will contribute to voter fraud and pose both a public safety and national security risk.
“It’s very similar to what we see with sanctuary policies around the country that, again, are not protecting the communities and the law enforcement officers trying to do their job[s],” Wolf said. “And, that’s really concerning from a ‘protecting the homeland’ perspective.”
— Movimiento Cosecha (@CosechaMovement) December 16, 2019