HARRISBURG, Pa. — A group is making a push in Pennsylvania to get rid of a restriction that prevents people who aren’t here legally from getting a driver’s license or state identification, however this proposed legislation is controversial due to the potential implications for noncitizens to register to vote.

A similar circumstance exists in New York where a loophole in the law granting illegal immigrants driver’s licenses could lead to voter fraud. The new law granting driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants will allow hundreds of thousands of people to fraudulently register to vote in New York, according to critics, the state Board of Elections and the bill’s own sponsor.

Members of the Driving PA Forward Coalition said there are 150,000 to 200,000 undocumented Pennsylvanians who could benefit from being allowed to obtain a standard issue state ID or a driver’s license using an individual tax identification number. They argue that by allowing undocumented people in Pennsylvania to drive legally it would help them better provide for their families, give them a way to get to and from work and make the roads safer.

According to a report in January, 2019, Pennsylvania officials admit that more than 11,000 noncitizens have already registered to vote due to a glitch in state motor vehicle bureau computers that allowed noncitizens to register to vote easily.

Members of the coalition said driver’s licenses are a state issue, and with no action at the federal level, they’re pressing for change at the State Capitol in Harrisburg, and has more outreach events planned in the coming months.

 

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13 Comments

  1. This is bullshit
    Been here legal for the last 20 years and I can’t vote had to go true all steps to get ss and driver licenses and that were is my pampering for been legal and doing it after the book

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    1. You shouldn’t have a driver’s license at all you should become a u.s. citizen if you’ve been here for 20 years

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  2. Niles Miller 19 Jul 2019 at 7:43 am

    This isn’t good it not fair to the one’s that went though the system and the ones that going though, we should not pass this bill,

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    1. This is bull. They are breaking the law. That is what illegal means. Quit giving crap to them. Put them on a bus back to where they came from. You know they will get drivers license and not get insurance. They will be hitting our family with their worthless pieces of crap and then high tail it out of here for the victim to be stuck paying medical bills. I do not understand how these people break the law and then get rewarded. I hate illegal immigrants. They are robbing this country of our resources. Thank you to all who come here legally. Get legal jobs. That is how it is suppose to be done.

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  3. I am an American citizen i am all for this bill to pass i believe if they have no criminal history an clean background check an have an ITN # want to work an provide for there families then pass the bill if they pay the taxes let them be able to get the state ID to be able to work the right way an drive legally at the end of the day we all are immigrants are ancestors came here

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    1. Have no criminal history? What do you think illegal alien means?

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    2. So you want them to drive legally? How about being here legally first? My ancestors were from Prussia but they went through the legal process to be here as many many others did. They assimilated into the American way of life and obeyed all the laws. Do you believe these ‘undocumented’ (illegal) immigrants are above the law? Without law there’s chaos! Would you want to live in a land of chaos?

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    3. The difference is our ancesters came here legally. Are ancesters also were not gang members,drug runners,and child sex transporters. Things were different back then. We didnt have to worry about terrorists then either.Thats why its important they enter legally so we know who we are letting in.

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  4. THIS ISNT FAIR FOR OTHER PEOPLE,THEM ASSHOLES WILL DRIVE LIKE THEY OWN THE ROADAND THERE WILL BE MORE ACCIDENTS ON THE HIGH WAY AND THEY WILL GET AWAY WITH IT.

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  5. Stop trying to put the cart before the horse! Apply for citizenship, go through the process, become a citizen and EARN the right to vote here by becoming a Pennsylvanian and an American. It’s not rocket science. Otherwise how about we let Marylanders Ohioans, West Virginians, New Jerseyians, and New Yorkers vote on what our state should and should not do? Would make as much sense. Would you let your neighbors dictate how you manage your own household? Use some common sense!

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  6. This is only a privilege for those who are LEGAL Americans, what is wrong with you!! Oh, I know you DEMOCRATS just want another manipulative way to gain votes BECAUSE you know aAmerica is waking up to your perverse ways and most won’t be voting for you!! Like a bully on the playground, like a young child cheating to get his way,that is what your party has become!!l Shame on you!!!

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  7. David Lipsius 20 Jul 2019 at 7:11 pm

    BS!!! They are illegal. They have NO RIGHTS. Why give them access to so many things requiring a licence. You people are dumber than dirt.

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  8. I certainly hope the Republican majority has a spine and keeps this from becoming law. Otherwise they can say goodbye to their conservative majority because illegals usually vote liberal Democratic. And, why have laws if an illegal immigrant has the same, if not more, rights than a legal resident of Pennsylvania, let alone the USA?!

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