(Tea Party PAC) – One of the reasons illegal immigration is flourishing in our day and age is because we as a country have given these individuals plenty of incentive to break our laws. Folks that come here illegally are allowed to get free health care and are often put on welfare and provided food and shelter at the expense of the American taxpayer.
What makes matters worse is these folks mooch off the system, not trying in any way, shape, or form to contribute to the very system they drain, caring little about the fact they are taking help away from people who actually need it or won’t twist the system for their own advantage.
Apparently, though, these incentives weren’t enough for a few states in the nation. No, they decided to go ahead and award illegals with driver’s licenses too. Well, Chad Wolf, acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security has ordered a review of these state laws be made.
Check out the details from The Daily Caller:
Wolf on Tuesday ordered all of the components of DHS to conduct a department-wide review of the state laws to determine how they affect their day-to-day operations, according to a memo obtained by the Daily Caller News Foundation. The DHS chief’s directive indicates he is prepared to take aim against the state laws.
“Accordingly, I am instructing each operational component to conduct an assessment of the impact of these laws, so that the Department is prepared to deal with and counter these impacts as we protect the homeland,” Wolf’s memo read.
The memo follows implementation of New York’s “Green Light” law, and passage of a similar bill in New Jersey in December. Both laws not only allow illegal aliens to obtain driver’s licenses, but also restrict DMV data from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and other agencies within the Department of Homeland Security.
In New York, in particular, numerous county clerks have expressed reservation over the fact that illegal aliens can obtain a driver’s license with foreign documentation — arguing that such a policy paves the way for voter fraud, identity theft, and even terrorism. DHS had already voiced its opposition to a provision in the New York law that prohibits Homeland security Investigations, a division of ICE, from accessing DMV information — even if the agency is investigating serious crimes.
“Laws like New York’s greenlight law have dangerous consequences that have far reaches beyond the DMV,” DHS spokeswomen Heather Swift said Tuesday. “These types of laws make it easier for terrorists and criminals to obtain fraudulent documents and also prevent DHS investigators from accessing important records that help take down child pornography and human trafficking rings and combat everything from terrorism to drug smuggling.”
A total of 14 states allow illegal aliens to obtain driver’s licenses in the U.S.
Wolf’s memo ordered DHS agencies to assess the following: What DMV information is currently available and how is it accessed? How is the DMV information used in day-to-day operations? What are the security consequences and long-term impacts if information is limited?
Wolf’s memo also tells agencies to look for any solutions to the security issues that might come out of these egregious state laws.
“Never before in our history have we seen politicians make such rash and dangerous decisions to end all communication and cooperation with the Department of Homeland Security law enforcement,” Swift continued. “The Secretary is prepared to take every measure necessary to ensure the safety and security of the homeland and we look forward to the recommendations of our agents and officers in the field.”
At the end of the day, the only way we’re really going to stop illegal immigration is by sealing off the border with a wall, enforcing deportations, and cutting off the incentives that are currently being offered to those who transgress our laws.
If we don’t take these measures now, there’s no way to prevent folks from coming across the border illegally. It just won’t happen.