Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Setback for Illegal Immigrants in MD

Maryland was one of the seven states that issued drivers licenses to any resident without proof of residency. This is a violation of the Federal REAL ID Act, which will go into effect this year. Originally, the Democratic Governor O'Malley had proposed two types of licenses in the state. One that complied with the law and could be used to enter Federal buildings, airplanes and so on; and one for illegals that could be used in Maryland to drive. Suddenly yesterday he announced that this plan would not go forward and only legal residents can get driver licenses in MD. See The Washington Post here.

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