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Quinn signs law ensuring licenses for illegal immigrant

Governor Pat Quinn signed Senate Bill 957  into law Sunday, a bill that will help ensure every Illinois motorist, including the 250,000 illegal immigrant motorists, be properly licensed to drive.

Quinn, an early supporter of the bill says, unlicensed drivers present a serious, but preventable safety risk to all Illinois drivers.

“There`s a passage in scripture, if you save one life you save the world and that`s why we`re here today -coming together to save lives, said Gov. Pat Quinn.”

According to the Illinois Highway Safety Coalition, unlicensed, uninsured drivers are involved in almost 80,000 accidents in Illinois each year, resulting in $660 million in damage.

Illinois Senate President John Cullerton, the Chief senate sponsor of the bill said bi-partisan cooperation helped get the historic legislation passed.

In order to qualify for a temporary driver’s license OR T-V-D-L, applicants not eligible for a social security number, must have lived in Illinois for more than a year. An applicant must pass a driving safety test and carry auto insurance.

The driver’s license cannot be used as official identification and can be revoked if a license-holder is found not carrying insurance.

Senate Bill 957 goes into effect 10 months from today.

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41 Comments to “Quinn signs law ensuring licenses for illegal immigrant”

    RetiredinAz1 said:
    January 27, 2013 at 9:06 PM

    Good Grief!! I-L-L-E-G-A-L meams just that, ILLEGAL!!!!!! When will we stop giving in to the illegals?

    Chester said:
    January 27, 2013 at 9:17 PM

    MS Miller did you think to ask who is going to insure these illegal licensed dirvers? Every insurance company ask on its application are you an US citizen. Think for a moment, what underwriter would accept as an insured someone who will simply flee south if they have an accident. Good Greif

      forlife said:
      January 27, 2013 at 9:50 PM

      you should learn how to use proper grammer and spell before you make a comment. I would believe you must have no proper education.

        Linder said:
        January 28, 2013 at 6:57 AM

        If you're going to berate someone else for misspelling, then you should learn to spell yourself; it's grammar, not grammer.

        Tired of Morons said:
        January 28, 2013 at 7:59 AM

        I believe your an idiot. Please leave and help raise the intelligence level of the country.

      Eric said:
      January 28, 2013 at 7:03 AM

      They will go and find some cheap,fake insurance company who will give fake policies to these people just to get there money.Once they get accidents they will flee this country.

    JustGiveMeTheFacts said:
    January 27, 2013 at 9:38 PM

    Re: "Licenses for illegal immigrant". Exactly which bible verse is Gov. Quinn quoting? If you don't know, can you investigate and report it? Is there a replay where he states the reference? He made reference to that biblical scripture "save one …save the world" before, re: seatbelt law. Frankly, Quinn has no authority quoting Scripture out of context. Wowha … on here. Just give me the facts.

      itsclose said:
      January 27, 2013 at 10:14 PM

      Maybe he got it from the satanic bible.

      Jonathan said:
      January 28, 2013 at 7:58 AM

      There is a saying from the Talmud that "whoever saves one life, it is as if he [or she] has saved the whole world.

    dennis said:
    January 27, 2013 at 9:39 PM

    good point chester

    dennis said:
    January 27, 2013 at 9:47 PM

    administrator you suck I can't even express my opinion

    itsclose said:
    January 27, 2013 at 10:18 PM

    The gov just keeps driving more nails into Illinois' coffin. Time for us legal residents to flee….

    MICHAEL JACKSON said:
    January 27, 2013 at 10:28 PM

    THAT DAMN MAN HAS MISPLACED HIS BRAIN……… WRONG MOVE… THIS WILL BE THE DOWNFALL OF ILLINOIS, OF AMERICA…..

    sahr said:
    January 27, 2013 at 11:35 PM

    good 4 illinois, hope other states like indiana will allow its residents to have driving permits, irrespective of their status. indianapolis cannot renew my driving license, eventhough i have been peacefully living in indiana, just because my asylum application is defferred to 2014. does that mean until 2014 i cannot move out of my resident to the mall, church or visit my friends. it's a lesson to learn!

      Tired of Morons said:
      January 28, 2013 at 7:58 AM

      So f i n g leave. You're here illegally. Please provide your address.

    Tired of the Morons said:
    January 28, 2013 at 5:42 AM

    They are illegal. Get it illegal. They already broke the law. You expect them to legally get car insurance. Never going to happen. This state is a disaster since the F a t a s s Quinn became governor. I'm voting for the 1st Republican that has the balls to repeal the useless money grabbing law.

    14th gen American said:
    January 28, 2013 at 6:24 AM

    YouTube will show you how Mexican immigrants are desecrating American history. Quinn just gave them more of our soil.

    Todd pardee said:
    January 28, 2013 at 6:41 AM

    And you wonder why we are the last of the lot financially, followed by the other legal alien harboring California…..why don’t you charge a few grand for these papers and try to erase your multi billion dollar deficit?

    14th gen American said:
    January 28, 2013 at 6:44 AM

    There will now be a MAJOR increase in "Border Jumpers". You keep dangling this carrot and it'll never stop.

    Rich said:
    January 28, 2013 at 6:54 AM

    Bad decisions made by lawmakers in this state,no way youre going give people who dont belong in this
    country to begin with,and you just up give this people opportunties in this country.They have no rights but to get out.

    MARK said:
    January 28, 2013 at 7:49 AM

    THESE ILLEGAL MEXICANS ARE BEING TREATED AND TAKEN CARE OF BETTER THAN US THAT ARE AMERICAN CITIZENS BY BIRTH, RAISED HERE ,WORKED MOST OUR LIVES HERE AND DEFENDED THIS COUNTRY, I HAD NO IDEA WE WERE PROTECTING AND TAKING CARE OF THIS COUNTRY FOR THEM WHATS NEXT UNITED STATES OF MEXICO

    Jonathan said:
    January 28, 2013 at 7:49 AM

    wow,, and I bet you're a legal immigrant Rich, and you didn't graduate from high school, and you learned to read from the backs of cereal boxes and watching Sesame street. Now, I also believe this is a really bad idea! Let's ask if Ron would have done the same thing. I'm sure he would have if it meant more money for him. These Immigrants are going to get fake insurance papers by printing them out from a computer they use at the Library! Perhapse there will be residents willing to sell copies of their insurance cards to the illegals to help em out! You think this will reduce accidents? Now they can do it legally you dumb Schmuck!

      Tired of Morons said:
      January 28, 2013 at 7:56 AM

      Is there a point to giving Rich s h i t? While a Rhodes scholar he may not be, his point is valid. Maybe if you had enough brains to understand that you wouldn't jump on him for really saying the same thing as the rest of us who are sick and tired of the illegal wetbacks getting their a s s e s kissed and paid for by us and this once great state.

    bobanmebrudder said:
    January 28, 2013 at 8:46 AM

    My niece can't even get insurance because she has no money and no job. Quinn will you help her she is A AMERICAN CITIZEN, and she can prove it.

    123 said:
    January 28, 2013 at 9:35 AM

    I didn't know this blog was run by the Communist party!

    123 said:
    January 28, 2013 at 9:36 AM

    Where's my comments?

    123 said:
    January 28, 2013 at 9:36 AM

    Quinn is "Aiding and Abetting" illegals. ARREST HIM NOW!!!

    123 said:
    January 28, 2013 at 9:38 AM

    The day I get hit by one of Quinn's illegal drivers is the day I sue this state for TRILLIONS!

    abc said:
    January 28, 2013 at 9:40 AM

    Section 8 USC 1324(a)(1)(A)(iv)(b)(iii)
    "Any person who . . . encourages or induces an illegal alien to . . . reside . . . knowing or in reckless disregard of the fact that such . . . residence is . . . in violation of law, shall be punished as provided . . . for each illegal alien in respect to whom such a violation occurs . . . fined under title 18 . . . imprisoned not more than 5 years, or both."
    .

    123 said:
    January 28, 2013 at 9:43 AM

    What was the OATH OF OFFICE Quinn recited?
    "I as governor of the state if Illinois hereby take the oath of office to NOT support the American public. i will do my duty to all illegals to help them any way I can."

    John smith said:
    January 28, 2013 at 10:03 AM

    What is wrong with this country. Illegal, come on. They don't even belong in this country. Quinn get a brain. Are you doing this to get the Mexican votes at the next election?

    Bob said:
    January 28, 2013 at 10:12 AM

    This is why you should not vote the democrats in office. They will just keep giving and giving and giving.

    cc mcnally said:
    January 28, 2013 at 11:11 AM

    its bad enough they are going to take our jobs now they want to let them drive! ugh whats happening!

    PAT said:
    January 28, 2013 at 12:29 PM

    FREE MEDICAL, WELFARE,ADC AND NOW DRIVERS LICENCES? IF I HIRE AN ILLEGAL IM COMIMTING A FEDERAL FELONY. IM BEGINING TO FEEL ASHAMED OF OUR GOVT.

    bubba said:
    January 28, 2013 at 12:37 PM

    The rules for getting them are already out and I don't see too many illegals getting them because most won't qualify.

    bubba said:
    January 28, 2013 at 12:47 PM

    With the new rules required to get the license I don't see too many getting them.

    bubba said:
    January 28, 2013 at 12:49 PM

    Check KMOV.com for the rules required.

    14th gen American said:
    January 28, 2013 at 6:22 PM

    It's time for a drastic change back to the 1950's.

    guest said:
    January 29, 2013 at 2:22 PM

    this is to Pat Quinn -you passed this bill for illegal immigrant to drive -then you sure pay for them out of your pocket you make the bill money -stop taking money from the hard working American that do the right things

    IL! WTF! said:
    February 25, 2013 at 6:31 PM

    I wish the author of this story would've specified exactly how many of those 80, 000 accidents/yr are actually involving illegal immigrant drivers. I imagine there are also some Americans in this state that drive w/o a license and/or insurance too. If Quinn is using that as his excuse for passing such a law then we, as law abiding Americans, should be given the real facts.

    Illinois is a haven for "other" nationalities, besides Hispanic, that live here illegally (and take advantage) as well.
    If IL had the illegal people start paying taxes too (since we know they are staying because no action is ever taken to remove the ppl who break the law) then that may help some of the financial problems in this state. The burden on the hard working Americans here and elsewhere in the U.S. must be relieved.

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