Two DMV employees in Colorado have been charged with selling drivers licenses to illegal aliens. A third is still under investigation for providing fraudulent commercial drivers licenses to truck drivers.
Rocky Mountain News
This week's charges that two Division of Motor Vehicles workers sold driver's licenses to illegal immigrants add urgency to the arguments, both in Colorado and nationally, over the issue of identification for people who come here without documents.
"We should certainly not be surprised (by the alleged scam). It's not unique to Colorado. This kind of thing is happening all over the country," said U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-Colo.
A 2002 U.S. Department of Transportation report found suspected fraud in testing and licensing truck drivers - the same sort of charges filed in Colorado - in 16 states.
In addition to the two Colorado DMV employees charged this week, a third was accused last year of forging regular driver's licenses. The state Revenue Department, which oversees the DMV, is examining all the licenses, starting with commercial licenses, issued by the three women. So far, about 100 commercial drivers have lost their licenses, and the state estimates that another 300 will see theirs revoked at least temporarily.
The sad thing is that there are sure to be some legit innocent people who have now had their licenses suspended because of the greed and irresponsibility of these DMV workers. This is probably costing a legal person some income because their license has been temporarily suspended while it is investigated.
The article also covers the whining open border crowd that argue "they're here anyway, even if illegal, so we might as well give them all a license". Blah blah blah
Tancredo supports a national ban on anything that would allow illegal immigrants to get driver's licenses.
"A driver's license is sort of the keys to the kingdom around here. It's close to a national ID," he said. Illegals with driver's licenses "will access all kinds of state services as a result of being able to 'prove' legal residence," Tancredo said. "You cannot give that to people who have broken the law."
"We're gonna have a helluva fight with the White House," he said Friday.
We here at Diggers Realm wish you the best in your righteous quest Tancredo.