As you may or may not know, the NCDMV had started issuing drivers licenses to illegal aliens ever since President Obama enacted his Deferred Action Program. The practice was stopped a couple of weeks ago until the NCDMV could get a ruling from NC Attorney General Roy Cooper, whether the illegal aliens qualified for one under NC law in conjunction with the President’s program.
Today (1/17/2013) the NC Attorney General ruled that illegal aliens DO qualify for a driver’s license in NC under the Deferred Action Program of the Obama Administration.
However, it is not against the law to deny them one either. Many other states do not. It is up to the State. Just because we can give them one, doesn’t mean we should give them one. A NC drivers’ license is a privilege reserved for law abiding NC residents, not a right guaranteed to law breaking illegal aliens.
A NC drivers’ license confers a “quasi” legal status. Obtaining a NC driver’s license is the first step in registering to vote. A few, very simply forged documents later and our system of voting has been compromised.
We should not be issuing drivers licenses to people who are illegally in our state.
We URGE you to contact the acting Head of the NCDMV and tell him NOT to reinstate the policy of issuing drivers licenses to illegal aliens in NC.
His contact info is as follows:
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Office phone: 919-715-2349
North Carolinians For Immigration Reform and Enforcement