Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Criminals feel degraded

License control
PUBLISHED ON 1/7/09

Oregon was once a sanctuary for illegal immigrants from neighboring states to gain driver licences. However, with the recent addition to Senate Bill 1080, which initially passed in February 2008, Oregon is taking steps to make it more difficult for those people to obtain licenses.

Immigration Specialist Helpline Consultant Mario Hernandez believes the new law is increasingly degrading to illegal immigrants who he said are not only left without a legal means of transportation, but are also crippled in their search for jobs, many of which require licences.

The final installation of the three-part law will go into effect Jan. 1, 2010 and will allow the DMV to issue licenses for the length of an immigrant's stay, rather than issuing a license to be valid for eight years.

The Daily Emerald is reporting this story a little late but it's always fun to find a story where someone is quoted about illegal aliens being "degraded" and "unable to look for work" which they can't legally perform.

15 comments:

Scottiebill said...

If the illegals, as well as Mario Hernandez, want sympathy for their self-induced problem (having come here illegally in the first place), they should look in their Funk and Wagnalls. They'll find "sympathy" between "shit" and "syphilis".

Maliengus said...

I am not, as most Miglavians instantly assume, "pro" illegal alien. However, I often wonder if the comments would be quite so snide, the language quite so nasty and the attitude quite so mean if the illegals were -- let's say -- German, or Australian, or Polish.

I'm thinking probably....

not.

Bobkatt said...

Always looking for a way to insert racism to cover for your lack of a coherent argument. It's a lot easier than coming up with a logical reason why we should sympathize with the plight of people that come here illegally and then snivel when not everyone greets them with open arms.
As they used to say in the '60's, "if you're not part of the solution, you're part of the problem."

Anonymous said...

Mal,
Where in the post does Daniel mention ANY race? Take the blinders off, dude and try reading the lines and not between them all the time.

Scottiebill said...

Mal: Illegal is illegal is illegal. It doesn't matter on solitary damn if the illegal criminal alien is Mexican, Canadian, Russian, or anything in between. He is still illegal. What part of that do you not understand?

Anonymous said...

Scottiebill: Perhaps you didn't read the FIRST sentence of my post. The one where I inform you that I am NOT pro-illegal. I don't "sympathize" with their plight. I don't "greet them with open arms." I simply said I don't like the manner that people tend to use when discussing them and I doubt if the same "manner" would be used if the offenders were members of a different ethnic group. Jeez.

Maliengus said...

Anon 1048: Maliengus

Robin said...

Isn't it interesting that Hernandez is so worried about degrading illegal immigrants which according to Hernandez "are unable to get a legal means of transportation, and feels that the law cripples their search for jobs, many which requires licenses...When a person is caught driving, they are fined and if they are caught again they can be put in jail.…e governments trying to make money from immigrants. They are trying to make this a business"

Having a driver's license or not does not reflect on a person's skill to drive. Someone who violates our borders and enters a country illegally without concern, in my opinion is not too worried about a little detail like a driver's license. Secondly, we should not be apologizing for making the rules tougher on people who are not supposed to be here in the first place.

If there is any sympathy at all to be given out, it should be for the children of illegal immigrants who were brought here against their will by selfish parents, and will someday be confronted by their own immigration status.

Scottiebill said...

Mal: I read your post through and noted that you said that you are not pro-illegal alien. But I took it to mean that you might be more receptive to the illegals were they some race other than Latino.

Perhaps I was wrong in my assumption. Or maybe not.

But I agree completely with Bobkatt's reasoning. It would seem, that what ever the subject matter is, racism nearly always gets into the picture.

Bobkatt said...

Just what is the Immigration Specialist Helpline?
Is it this company that appears to exist to actually take advantage of the illegal immigrant as noted in this report
From their website: "Our Mission is to aid immigrants (documented and undocumented) in effectively initiating the Citizenship process. As well as, assisting illegal aliens in overcoming the constant fear of being deported by confidentially providing services to help them realize the attainable goal of U.S. Citizenship."

How are they allowed to exist when their stated goal is to assist illegal aliens and confidentially provide services when this seems in direct violation to the following U.S. law:

Section 274 felonies under the federal Immigration and Nationality Act, INA 274A(a)(1)(A):

A person (including a group of persons, business, organization, or local government) commits a federal felony when she or he:

* assists an alien s/he should reasonably know is illegally in the U.S. or who lacks employment authorization, by transporting, sheltering, or assisting him or her to obtain employment, or

* encourages that alien to remain in the U.S. by referring him or her to an employer or by acting as employer or agent for an employer in any way, or

* knowingly assists illegal aliens due to personal convictions.

Scottiebill said...

If the Feds start to prosecute the people aiding and abetting the illegals that are here, they would be wise to start with Teddy the Useless and Bill Bradbury, as well as Tommy Potter and Randy Leonard. But we know how soon that will happen, don't we?

Bobkatt said...

I would start with the smug and condescending Mayor of San Francisco and then the Mayor of L.A. who seem proud to announce that their cities are "Sanctuary Cities". Tell that to the families of the victims of the illegal gang bangers that live in these cesspools.

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