Licenses for Immigrants

Letter to the editor from The New York Times

Licenses for Immigrants – Full Letter
It is unfortunate that Lou Dobbs and certain New York politicians equate the restoration of undocumented immigrants’ access to driver’s licenses to assisting terrorists (“Lou Dobbs Crusades Against Spitzer’s Driver’s License Plan for Illegal Immigrants,” news article, Oct. 17).

Terrorists do not need driver’s licenses. A potential terrorist can board a plane, visit a mall or ride a subway without a state-issued ID. Granting driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants who pass stringent document verification and anti-fraud tests will improve security by building trust between local law enforcement and immigrant communities.


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