1 state mulls pink stripe for illegal immigrants

Feb 21, 2013 Full story: SFGate 47

A new North Carolina driver's license set to be issued to some illegal immigrants has a bright pink stripe and the bold words "NO LAWFUL STATUS," raising concerns about whether the design will brand those who show it.

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“Ban me or kiss my a...”

Since: Jan 13

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#1 Feb 21, 2013
I think the Nazis did something very similar to the Jews.
potter

San Francisco, CA

#2 Feb 22, 2013
They really know how to dehumanize people like them.
Anonymous

Chicago, IL

#3 Feb 22, 2013
potter wrote:
They really know how to dehumanize people like them.
Dehumanize? LOL...

Since: Apr 10

Houston, TX

#4 Feb 22, 2013
Jaxxon wrote:
I think the Nazis did something very similar to the Jews.
Illegal aliens are free to go home at any time, or they can take the bus.

Since: Apr 10

Houston, TX

#5 Feb 22, 2013
potter wrote:
They really know how to dehumanize people like them.
They are still illegal aliens, did they think a license would change that?

Since: Apr 10

Houston, TX

#6 Feb 22, 2013
"she is worried about presenting a license declaring she has "NO LAWFUL STATUS" at a police roadblock or while writing a check at the grocery store."

But she is not worried that she is indeed illegal in this country? She just doesn't want anyone to know about it. Living a lie and she wants it to continue. I thought these DLs were not to be used as IDs?

"North Carolina should not be making it harder for aspiring citizens to integrate and contribute to our communities by branding them with a second-class driver's license," said ACLU attorney Raul Pinto. "There is simply no reason for officials to stigmatize people who are in the U.S. legally with an unnecessary marker that could lead to harassment, confusion, and racial profiling."

"aspiring citizens"?

These people are illegal aliens.

"branding them with a second-class driver's license,"?

They are no citizens, second class or otherwise, they are illegal aliens in the country illegally. They will get a temp illegal alien class license.

Since: Apr 10

Houston, TX

#7 Feb 22, 2013
"The issue is especially politically charged in North Carolina, where current state law ordains a driver's license will be issued to anyone who holds valid federal documentation of their "legal presence" in the United States."

Let's get this right, only congress can make anyone legal or a citizen. Obama's policy does not.
vallente

Hallandale, FL

#8 Feb 22, 2013
Wake up everyone! Legal-illegal, it is all about political games and elections. If you expressly hate people who are here without documentation, you are being loved by people of wisdom and sound mind,bcs these pple are a way smarter than most of the "stupid crowd" who are sheep of a political shepherd. You don't get it that hate never brings fruitful results-only useless increased heart beat and premature death.
Btw, US is not the greatest country even for legals to live in. Look around, expand your vision, analyze the world history - ups and downs.
These forums are for dummy people-waste of time and energy-in one word pendulum
ICE is Nice

Raleigh, NC

#9 Feb 22, 2013
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“Ban me or kiss my a...”

Since: Jan 13

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#10 Feb 22, 2013
spytheweb wrote:
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Illegal aliens are free to go home at any time, or they can take the bus.
We are talking about those individuals that the federal government has given permission to stay, work and go to school here despite their current immigration status.

The state has no choice but to let them stay so what is the moral justification for "marking" them.

It seems petty, vindictive and discriminatory.

Should we just put a tattoo on their arms and get it over with?
Quintero

Los Angeles, CA

#13 Feb 22, 2013
If the native indians put stripes on the bodies of early illegal immigrants from Europe with their poisoned arrows, sharp machetes and spears, instead of giving them food when they need it most, three will be no one to put stripes on others...ay..yayay.
Quintero

Los Angeles, CA

#14 Feb 22, 2013
Jaxxon wrote:
I think the Nazis did something very similar to the Jews.
Now we can conclude that some nazi war criminals escaped and settled in N. Carolina. Their offsprings continue their legacy.
fatbacksx

Saint Helens, OR

#15 Feb 22, 2013
JESUS!!!!! If they are illegal aliens, why the hell give them licenses.This country needs mars aliens to land! ACK ACK!And start on the east coast.
ronnie

Brigham City, UT

#16 Feb 22, 2013
spytheweb wrote:
"she is worried about presenting a license declaring she has "NO LAWFUL STATUS" at a police roadblock or while writing a check at the grocery store."
But she is not worried that she is indeed illegal in this country? She just doesn't want anyone to know about it. Living a lie and she wants it to continue. I thought these DLs were not to be used as IDs?
"North Carolina should not be making it harder for aspiring citizens to integrate and contribute to our communities by branding them with a second-class driver's license," said ACLU attorney Raul Pinto. "There is simply no reason for officials to stigmatize people who are in the U.S. legally with an unnecessary marker that could lead to harassment, confusion, and racial profiling."
"aspiring citizens"?
These people are illegal aliens.
"branding them with a second-class driver's license,"?
They are no citizens, second class or otherwise, they are illegal aliens in the country illegally. They will get a temp illegal alien class license.
Not writing a check at the grocery store, submitting her ID when using her EBT card.
really

Lenoir, NC

#17 Feb 22, 2013
Jaxxon wrote:
<quoted text>We are talking about those individuals that the federal government has given permission to stay, work and go to school here despite their current immigration status.

The state has no choice but to let them stay so what is the moral justification for "marking" them.

It seems petty, vindictive and discriminatory.

Should we just put a tattoo on their arms and get it over with?
Exactly, if they have permission now by federal law to work and live here, what is the point of "marking" them?? They are trying to incorporate themselves into mainstream America so why should the state attempt to sidetrack the progression?? Unless you are native American, somewhere thru your family history some relative immigrated to America, what if they were "marked"then and the mark was passed to your generation?? Bet you would think differently then.
Rich Boy

Raleigh, NC

#18 Feb 23, 2013
Why not a brown stripe to match the color of their skin and the color of Obama and the color of the crap that comes out of me and I flush down?
nobody

United States

#19 Feb 23, 2013
Why allow them to come at the first place make Mexico a state n u r set
Quintero

Los Angeles, CA

#20 Feb 23, 2013
Rich Boy wrote:
Why not a brown stripe to match the color of their skin and the color of Obama and the color of the crap that comes out of me and I flush down?
You call yourself rich, huh. Now, I'm telling you, you'll get bankrupt and ask for food until you repent.
Anonymous

Chicago, IL

#23 Feb 23, 2013
Quirky The Eye wrote:
Pink is my FAVORITE color of all.
Is it? Tell us about it.
Mulattos R Us

Raleigh, NC

#24 Feb 23, 2013
Quintero wrote:
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You call yourself rich, huh. Now, I'm telling you, you'll get bankrupt and ask for food until you repent.
Yo Mammy be ho

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