D.C. council to vote on giving driver’s licenses to illegals

D.C. council to vote on giving driver’s licenses to illegals

The Washington, D.C., city council is scheduled to vote Tuesday on a bill that would allow as many as 15,000 illegal aliens currently living in the nation’s capital to obtain a driver’s license. (See DC license bill.pdf)

The council’s Transportation Committee initially voted to give illegal aliens licenses that would be identical to the licenses that the city issues to U.S. citizens and legal immigrants. The committee said it intended to do so on the grounds that “marked” licenses would “unintentionally reveal the immigration status of all District residents.”

However, the federal REAL ID Act of 2005 requires states to obtain “evidence of lawful status” before issuing driver’s licenses that can be used as identification when boarding commercial airplanes or entering federal buildings.”

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