By Jason Hopkins
The Department of Homeland Security press office savagely responded to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio after he lauded the idea of giving driver’s licenses to illegal aliens and argued such a policy protects pedophiles, terrorists and other malicious people.
“Spare us your amnesty – It makes every person more vulnerable when you shield pedophiles, child pornographers, human traffickers, and terrorists from law enforcement,” the DHS Press Secretary account tweeted Tuesday.
Spare us your amnesty – It makes every person more vulnerable when you shield pedophiles, child pornographers, human traffickers, and terrorists from law enforcement. https://t.co/SXkHstXjPc
— DHS Press Secretary (@SpoxDHS) December 17, 2019
The post was in response to an earlier tweet the New York City mayor made. The Democrat said giving driver’s licenses to illegal aliens makes “everyone” safer and accused DHS of issuing out “scare tactics.”
“Spare us your scare tactics — it makes EVERYONE safer when every driver on our roads has a license,” de Blasio wrote Monday and criticized DHS opposition to a recently implemented law allowing undocumented aliens to obtain driver’s licenses.
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The Democratic-controlled New York State Legislature passed, and Democrat Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed into law, legislation earlier in 2019 that allowsundocumented aliens to obtain driver’s licenses with foreign documentation. The Green Light law — overcoming a courtroom challenge and opposition from a cadre of county clerks — went into effect on Dec. 14. Footage taken Monday showed massive lines of people outside DMVs, presumably waiting to obtain a U.S. license for the first time.
However, numerous county clerks in the state have expressed deep reservations abbot the law and say it paves the way for voter fraud, identity theft, and even terrorism.
“Anyone who is here illegally can get into a federal building and can fly on our airplanes and can cross our borders,” Erie County Clerk Michael Kearns, a Democrat, said on Dec. 14 during an appearance on Fox News. Kearns has encouraged New York citizens at auto bureaus to call an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) tip line if they witness potential illegal alien activity.
There are other provisions in the law that is concerning to the Department of Homeland Security. Namely, the law bars Homeland Security Investigations, a division of ICE, from accessing DMV information — even if they are investigating matters such as human trafficking, child pornography and terrorism.
“This will protect criminals at the expense of the safety and security of law-abiding New York residents,” a DHS spokesperson said in a prepared statement Monday. “Accessing this information is vital to building out these criminal cases, identifying criminal suspects, and enchaining officer safety.”
New Jersey is poised to follow in New York’s footsteps. Lawmakers in the state legislature passed a bill Monday that allows illegal aliens to apply for driver’s licenses. The bill is now in the hands of Democrat Gov. Phil Murphy, who has already voiced support for it.
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5 thoughts on “‘Spare us your amnesty’: DHS rips Mayor de Blasio for defending driver’s licenses for illegal aliens”
Those “free license” holders with their unique abilities of driving experiences will be crossing state lines and add to the accident and death rates on VT roads. They may not be maimed or killed, but percentage wise,VT’ers will suffer because of the gracious “feel good” of the people in NY’s government. Thank you Blasio. More costs for Vermonters.
Most of those “licensed” illegals shouldn’t be allowed on a go-cart course.
There are enough illegals coming down from Canada. They expected to migrate into Vermont, more problems. Enough Flatlanders coming in don’t know how to drive, triple whammy.
One has to wonder if illegals like all legal folks have to pay fees for licenses. Under de Blasio it’s doubtful.
Put ICE at every polling place and pick them up for immediate deportation… No
hearing needed, as they now have broken 2 major federal laws and are ineligible for citizenship..
I love how the leftist fascist when referring to hoax charges against the President always say
“no one is above the law” but ILLEGALS ARE….and the criminal clinton with 90% of the left..
As a Born Citizen I need multiple forms of Documents.
Can I ask who is paying for the Fees, better NOT be tax Dollars.
Sounds like buying Votes, with tax Dollars. Because ID will be required to Vote Soon!
Talk about Foreign Interference on our Elections. Allowing Illegals to Vote is the Biggest Scandal of All time.
Well, have DHS just wait outside the DMV office, let’s see who runs !!
If you want the fruits of our country, become a citizen…….pretty simple.
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