February 11, 2005
House Passes H.R. 418 The "REAL ID Act"Topics: National News
This isn't going to make terrorists, illegal alians, and the profiteering Mexican government very happy, but it is a definate positive step toward securing our borders from those who wish to harm us.
"The Real ID Act tightens our asylum system that has been abused by terrorists with deadly consequences. It will finish the 3-mile hole in the fortified U.S./Mexico fence near San Diego. And it will protect the American people by ensuring that all terrorism-related grounds for inadmissability are also grounds for deportation.
The House of Representatives passed the "Real ID Act" by a vote of 261-161. The bill includes requiring states to require that they only issue drivers licenses to U.S. Citizens and those in the country legally. It also includes greater restrictions on asylum closing loopholes that have allowed people to use asylum as a catch-all reason for coming to the US even though they are not being persecuted in their home country. Another part of the legislation ensures that drivers licenses issued to those here legally with papers have an expiration date that coincides with expiration of their legal status.
The bill still has to head through the Senate and be approved and then signed by the President before it is in affect.
One of the most surprising things about the voting results was that 42 Democrats also voted for the legislation and split from party lines to vote it through. 8 Republicans voted against the measure.
For a list of the traitorous Republicans who want to give drivers licenses to illegal aliens, visit Digger's Realm. Digger suggests that the number of traitorous Democrats that want to give drivers licenses to illegal aliens is simply too long to list.
Hat tip - Digger's Realm
Posted by Hyscience at February 11, 2005 9:41 AM
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