In Massachusetts, the usual suspects are pushing driver’s licenses for foreign intruders. The boosters claim that requiring aliens to learn the rules of the road would make driving safer for everyone.
Interestingly, when illegals lined up around the block for licenses in Nevada, around 75 percent of applicants failed the written test. That figure would comport with the arrogance of Latin males who think they don’t need to study to pass a test.
However, a substantial number of deaths by illegal aliens are fueled by excessive drinking, where knowing state laws and the stopping distance at 60 mph won’t prevent a blotto drunk foreigner from killing innocents. In fact, drinking immoderately is considered to be a positive character attribute indicating macho-ness in many hispanic cultures, particularly Mexico.
Back to Massachusetts, the mother of crime victim Matthew Denice has spoken out against the proposed weakening of driver’s license protections.
Denice (pictured) was was killed when a drunk driving illegal alien Ecuadoran smashed into his motorcycle and dragged the young man for a quarter mile as bystanders banged on the side of the perp’s truck trying to make him stop. The accused killer, Nicholas Guaman, had a long rap sheet including assaulting a police officer, but had been shielded from deportation by Massachusetts’ sanctuary policy.
Why do liberals want to protect dangerous criminals and willfully thwart public safety? Are they insane?
Advocates push for driver’s licenses for Mass. immigrants, Fox News Boston, January 26, 2014
BOSTON — Lawmakers will soon consider passing a bill that would allow illegal immigrants to get a driver’s license.
The Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition, or MIRA, is backing the bill.
Policy director Shannon Erwin says that issuing licenses to undocumented immigrants would make the roads safer because they would have to pass all of the RMV requirements and get insurance.
“It would let more drivers take the drivers’ exam. More people to learn the rules of the road, more people to purchase individual liability insurance,” Erwin said. “Nobody wants to be in an accident with an uninsured driver.”
Maureen Maloney lost her son, Matthew Denice, in August 2011 when illegal immigrant Nicolas Guaman allegedly struck and killed Matthew with his truck, dragging Matthew’s body down a Milford street.
Guaman is charged with his murder.
“It’s a slap in the face to us. It’s a slap in the face to everybody,” Maloney said. “The person that killed my son Matthew had a second grade education from Ecuador. He does not speak English. He does not speak Spanish. He speaks a rare dialect called Quechua.”
MIRA said the bill would protect families like Matthew Denice’s, and points out similar laws are in effect in Connecticut, Nevada, New Mexico, and Washington D.C.
“Immigration status doesn’t belong in a number of areas of state laws. Our state has a responsibility to protect the safety of every driver on the road,” Erwin said. “If we know that people are already driving without a license, to take their children to school and to doctors’ appointments, it makes sure that we do so safely, knowing the rules of the road and carrying liability insurance.”
Maloney sees the issue in a different way.
“We would be rewarding people that have broke the laws of our country to come into our country. Why would we reward people that have broken the law?”
Lawmakers have scheduled a hearing on the bill for Feb. 5. An online petition in support of the bill was signed by nearly 1,800 supporters by Saturday.