New York has now become a terrifying symbol of the creeping open borders movement that seems well on its way to achieving its dream.
The New Jersey law allowing illegal immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses, signed by Gov. Phil Murphy last Thursday, survived multiple court challenges, making the state the 14th in the country, along with the District of Columbia, to enact such measures.
“The Green Light Law,” which was signed by New York’s Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo in June, also allows illegal immigrants to obtain a license without having to provide a social security number or proof of American citizenship. It also prevailed against court challenges.
Another component of the law prohibits Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) from accessing N.Y. Department of Motor Vehicles (NYDMV) records and information.
The law is expected to disrupt CBP inspections at Ports of Entry (POE) and hinder ICE and Border Patrol in the apprehension of criminal aliens.
Murphy argued that, “Expanding access to driver’s licenses is critical for the safety of New Jerseyans and a step toward building a stronger and fairer New Jersey for all.”
New Jersey Democratic Assemblyman Gary Schaer, a sponsor of the bill, said the legislation would more fully integrate immigrants into society by allowing them to travel more freely, including to work, which is supposed to be illegal. Courts in multiple jurisdictions are clearly embracing this blossoming judicial philosophy. A referendum barring licenses for illegal immigrants in Oregon passed, but was ignored by state Democrats.
These laws officially codify a bifurcated process for obtaining licenses in New York’s two major cities: one for American citizens and one for illegals, putting citizens at a clear and unfair disadvantage.
A US citizen must provide a birth certificate, social security card, passport and verification of a completed and approved driver’s school course to obtain a driver’s permit, often requiring trips to multiple government agencies to clear paperwork hurdles.
These laws are openly flouting federal laws and immigration enforcement with the backing of numerous courts, so it is not far-fetched to speculate that illegals will next demand voting rights.
In New York and New Jersey, thousands of illegal immigrants are flooding DMVs to take advantage of the new laws. Licenses will be based on a document issued by foreign governments such as a consular identification document (CID or consular ID) like the Mexican matricula consular card. These cannot be verified by any U.S. entity.
Illegal immigrants only need to write an affidavit stating that they don’t have a social security card, which would not fly if an American citizen tried this stunt.
The New Jersey law allows illegal immigrants over age 16 to obtain driver’s licenses and learner’s permits. Applicants can use foreign documents such as passports or their old driver’s license from their home countries to complete the process, without a social security number.
The law reportedly establishes two types of licenses. One conforms to federal REAL ID requirements and would require proof of legal residency. The second only requires six points of identification. The applicant would not have to provide proof of U.S. citizenship.
Is America on the road to getting stuck with a permanent Democratic majority in the House of Representatives? That would be a disaster given their current penchant for stomping on minority rights and flouting the Constitution.
The current impasse between the House and the Senate started last Wednesday when California Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi refused to turn over articles of impeachment to the Senate as the Constitution mandates. This act illustrates that the defiance of our laws has now crept into the highest echelons of our republic.
Former Whitewater Independent Counsel Ken Starr declared the move “constitutionally wrong” on Fox News’ Fox and Friends last Saturday.
“She appears to be intruding into the power of the Senate which is ironic in the extreme, isn’t it?” Starr said.
The impeachment of President Donald Trump made history for being partisan, with no Republican support. It was also the first time in U.S. history a president was impeached without proof of criminal conduct. It has been viewed as a blatant attempt to remove the Republican president from office to overturn the result of the election.
Republicans in California are close to extinction and shifting demographics caused by an influx of immigrants has been viewed as the single most important factor hurting the GOP.
Democratic strategist Bob Shrum, director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics at USC told the Los Angeles Times last month, “Republicans are heading into a demographic cul-de-sac.”
The GOP controlled the California governorship for 31 of 52 years, from 1967 to 2019 until the election of Democrat Gavin Newsom. The Democratic Party now holds supermajorities in both legislative bodies and dominates California’s U.S. House delegation 46 to 7. The GOP held 14 of California’s 53 seats in the House of Representatives before the midterm election.
The seven congressional seats are currently held by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and representatives Doug LaMalfa, Tom McClintock, Paul Cook, Devin Nunes, Ken Calvert and Duncan D. Hunter. Not since the 1940s has California had single-digit Republican representation in Congress. Democrats ousted Republicans from every congressional seat in the GOP stronghold of Orange County in the 2018 midterm election.
The bleeding of the GOP has not stopped as two Republicans, former Rep. Darrell Issa and former San Diego Councilman Carl DeMaio are vying for the seat Rep. Duncan Hunter will be vacating after pleaded guilty to conspiracy to misuse campaign funds. McCarthy is retiring following changes to his congressional seat, an ominous sign for the GOP.
The last Republican to represent California in the U.S. Senate was John F. Seymour, who lost a 1992 special election to Dianne Feinstein. She was just re-elected to her sixth term. Wilson was the last California Republican elected to the Senate. Republicans haven’t elected a statewide official since 2006.
California Republicans have become isolated to the more rural parts of the state, concentrated in the sparsely populated far north and the Sierra.
Since the 2018 midterm elections, San Luis Obispo and Orange counties have flipped from Republican to Democratic in registration. Both Kern and Trinity counties are on the razors edge of turning blue. Voters who identified as GOP fell to 24% in the most recent registration numbers released in February, from 35% in 1999.
Orange and San Luis Obispo counties have flipped to Democrats, forming a wall of blue up the California coast from the Mexican border to the lone Republican city of Del Norte County, the last stop before Oregon, which is totally blue. New York is now staring into the abyss.