by Brian Hayes | Top Right News
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick has been a complete disaster on illegal immigration. But one of his signature plans — handing drivers licenses to illegal aliens has just been axed before his successor is even sworn in.
Gov.-elect Charlie Baker this morning said he would kill a Patrick administration plan to issue special driver’s licenses to illegal aliens.
“I don’t support issuing driver’s licenses to people who are undocumented,” the Republican said this morning on Boston Herald Radio’s “Morning Meeting”.
The Boston Herald reported that Baker does not believe that illegals possessing licenses keeps the system of ID secure, as required under the Federal “Real ID” Act:
The Herald reported earlier this month the administration had informed Homeland Security officials the state “will have the ability” to dole out special driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants as part of its plan to comply with a tougher federal ID law. The state recently received a waiver from the Federal Real ID act, which ramps up the qualifications to receive a state driver’s license to prevent terrorists from using easily obtained IDs to enter federal buildings or get on planes.
So Obama handed his pal Deval Patrick a “waiver” to skirt the rules on secure IDs to benefit illegals. That is not what the Congress intended in the wake of the 9/11 attacks and 9/11 Commission recommendations.
The Patrick administration last month told Homeland Security officials the state “will have the ability” to dole out special driver’s licenses to illegal aliens as part of its plan to comply with a tougher federal ID law.
Not anymore. Baker just killed that plan with a single statement. We are waiting for the screams of “RACISM” to start battering him from La Raza groups across the Bay State and the nation.
Elections have consequences. And this is a BIG one. We salute Charlie Baker, and hope he doesn’t stop there, and pulls the plug on all of Deval Patrick’s disastrous policies enabling illegal aliens, including his suspension of the Federal Secure Communes program that led to the death of motorcyclists Matthew Denice.