Governor Ralph Northam and the democrat controlled legislature of Virginia are celebrating a new law that provides illegal aliens with driver’s licenses.
Forget that these people are technically criminals under federal law.
Governor Ralph Northam held a virtual signing Monday to celebrate the legislation that gives the Department of Motor Vehicles permission to issue driver privilege cards to undocumented immigrants living in Virginia beginning January 1, 2021.
In February, the Virginia Senate passed legislation introduced by Senators Scott Surovell and Jennifer Boysko that would allow immigrants to possess a driver’s license “regardless of legal status.”
Previously, Virginia law required anyone applying for a driver’s license to provide proof of a “legal presence” to show you are legally authorized to be in the country.
The new law removes the citizenship and legal presence requirements for obtaining a driver’s license or special identification card.
“In addition to giving members of Virginia’s immigrant community the ability to legally drive a vehicle, this driver privilege card legislation will make obtaining valid identification accessible to all Virginia residents, regardless of their immigration status,” Gov. Northam wrote Monday.
Sen. Surovell and Del. Kathy Tran, who introduced the House version of the bill, joined Northam during the call.
This bill now goes into effect on January 1, 2021.
Virginia, which gave fraudulent driver's licenses to 9/11 terrorists, will now give driver's licenses to illegal aliens. https://t.co/ur3hdSu5cT
— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) July 23, 2020