Members of the Driving PA Forward Coalition are pushing for legislation that would allow illegal aliens to obtain a driver’s license through individual tax identification numbers.
The group gathered at the Pennsylvania State Capitol on Monday and declared that driver’s licenses are a “basic need” the state should provide to illegal aliens.
Leo, a college student who attended the meeting, said he believes it is a good idea and would allow undocumented immigrants to live without fear of government and local officials.
“I don’t think it is fair for people not to have the same opportunities to move around the city without having the fear of police, not to mention the high risk of being detained and brought to ICE,” he said.
The New York State Assembly passed a bill earlier this month that would also give illegal aliens the opportunity to obtain a driver’s license. However, the bill must pass through the State Senate before Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) can sign it into law.
The Driving PA Forward Coalition is in favor of such legislation because it claims it would offer illegals the opportunity to provide for their families through the use of a vehicle.
State representatives in New York are concerned that giving driver’s licenses to illegal aliens could enable them to vote in elections.
“The law, supported by state Democrats and the big business lobby, allows the 725,000 illegal aliens to be eligible for driver’s licenses when they are of age. State officials, even a Democrat state Senator, say the law will effectively allow illegal aliens to vote in elections,” Breitbart News reported.
The coalition estimates that there are 150,000 to 200,000 illegals in Pennsylvania who lack a driver’s license, making them more vulnerable to deportations and detention by authorities.
Voter fraud has become an issue across the state of California because illegal aliens are now allowed to obtain a driver’s license. In 2018, the state registered more than 1,500 ineligible voters, which included non-citizens, according to a report by Breitbart News.