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Illegal Aliens Suing for Right to Obtain Driver Licenses

A group of illegal aliens and two non-profits are suing the State of Oregon saying their constitutional rights were violated when voters struck down a ballot-initiative that would have given them driving privileges. Those opposing their efforts also argue that federal taxpayer funds are being illegally used to pay lawyers for the plaintiffs.

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Report: 9-11 Hijackers Obtained Florida I.D. Cards under Governor Jeb Bush’s Watch

GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush is defending his brother, former President George W. Bush, against GOP frontrunner Donald Trump’s reminder that 9-11 occurred under George W. Bush’s watch. But the International Business Times (IBT) reports the hijackers on 9-11 actually obtained Florida drivers licenses – or I.D. cards – while Jeb Bush was governor, which allowed them to disappear into society.

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Texas Rep Files Bill to Repeal DPS Fingerprinting Non-Criminal Drivers

Texas State Representative Tony Tinderholt (R-Arlington) filed a bill on Friday that would stop the practice by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) of fingerprinting all ten digits of all drivers. The DPS policy changed from only collecting thumbprints to collecting all ten digits in 2014. Privacy advocates immediately began to clamor about this privacy invasion. Tinderholt, who campaigned on transparency and government accountability, introduced this bill, HB 871, as his first piece of legislation as a freshman state rep.

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Drivers’ Licenses Open for Illegal Aliens in CA

A 2013 law that allows undocumented immigrants to attain driver’s licenses will go into effect on Friday, marking the first time in 20 years that individuals who are living in California illegally will be permitted to apply for one.

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