Friday, December 28, 2007

Cox Versus Illegals

Good for Mike Cox. From AP:


Cox: Illegal immigrants can't get Michigan driver's license

LANSING -- Michigan's attorney general says illegal immigrants can no longer get a state driver's license.

Mike Cox's legal opinion overrules an opinion written in 1995 by former Attorney General Frank Kelley.

Michigan is one of a handful of states in which illegal immigrants have been able to get driver's licenses.

But Cox says people who aren't lawfully in the U.S. can't be residents of Michigan for the purposes of obtaining a driver's license.

The opinion released Thursday may bolster efforts to create a new Michigan driver's license and state identification card.

Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land has proposed a plan under which only those who are Michigan residents and legally in the U.S. would be able to get the new standard license.

1 comment:

LX said...

The only issue of relevance on this is why Mike Cox sat with his thumb up his ass for FIVE years, while still allowing the Secretary of State to issue drivers licenses to people here in the US illegally.

In addition, what actions is the state going to take with getting the ‘identification cards’ back from these criminals, let alone with getting these people off the street?