Fitchburg Police Chief wants illegals...

Fitchburg Police Chief wants illegals to have driver's licenses...

There are 626 comments on the Sentinel & Enterprise story from Mar 19, 2009, titled Fitchburg Police Chief wants illegals to have driver's licenses.... In it, Sentinel & Enterprise reports that:

Fitchburg Police Chief Robert DeMoura won a standing ovation Wednesday night by calling for driver's licenses for undocumented immigrants during the New Americans Agenda public hearing held at Fitchburg High School.

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Berlin, MA

#1 Mar 19, 2009
are you freakin kidding me??????????

Doesn't the word ILLEGAL send up any red flags?? If they are not LEGAL citizens, why are they here? Follow the rules and become a citizen like our ancestors did.THEN you can go get your license and get all the other perks regular LEGAL citizens have. We are witnessing the ruin of this country by allowing this c r a p to happen.
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Berlin, MA

#2 Mar 19, 2009
Gov. Deval Patrick started the New Americans Agenda initiative in July to find a comprehensive way to better integrate refugees and immigrants into Massachusetts society.

Speaking through interpreters, the panel of local immigrants kept coming back to the issue of identification. Getting jobs, opening bank accounts, finding affordable and decent housing,
getting health care and an education are all extremely difficult without a Social Security number or a driver's license.

Nice going Deval,,another program to enable lowlifes who want everything for free. Interpreters??Why not learn English and maybe that will help you get a job.Everything is so difficult without a license and social sec number,,maybe if you became a LEGAL citizen,,all those things wouldn't be so hard to accomplish.Get a clue.
Tman

United States

#3 Mar 19, 2009
What the F*&K is wrong with this picture, HELLO illegal immigrant. Why are we going to give illegal immigrants licenses so they can get "better jobs" when we can even help our veterans that protect this country. Isn't Homeland security suppost to help keep these people out and now the FPD wants to give them licenses isn't that lawenforcement working against each other.
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Berlin, MA

#4 Mar 19, 2009
Miguel Marino spoke about the fear many illegal immigrants experience because they drive illegally to work, school, or even to buy groceries because they cannot get driver's licenses.

Gee,,lets admit that they all drive illegally,,and when they smash into a LEGAL driver,,who gets screwed? The legal driver because he has insurance that will now increase the rates because the ILLEGAL has no insurance to pay for the damage. This story is so outrageous I cannot believe people are not rioting in the streets. So it is not a secret about how many ILLEGAL drivers there are on the road. I can only imagine how angry this must make all those people who have followed the rules all their lives, only to see how others get rewarded for BAD behavoir. I cannot remember an article that was so infuriating.
lowell tax payer

Haverhill, MA

#5 Mar 19, 2009
reply wrote:
are you freakin kidding me??????????
Doesn't the word ILLEGAL send up any red flags?? If they are not LEGAL citizens, why are they here? Follow the rules and become a citizen like our ancestors did.THEN you can go get your license and get all the other perks regular LEGAL citizens have. We are witnessing the ruin of this country by allowing this c r a p to happen.
I could not agree more!
Jim

Fitchburg, MA

#6 Mar 19, 2009
What part of "illegal" do they not understand, we spend a fortunate enforcing immigration laws, and there are many valid reasons for doing so.

To suggest that we should ignore the laws, or look the other way is illegal as well, and we should expect everyone to enforce them.
plopsdad

United States

#7 Mar 19, 2009
New Americans Agenda, heard that name before, look as far left as the daily kos and you will find them--side by side.
enough

Quinebaug, CT

#8 Mar 19, 2009
ok, so now the police sheif is actually condoning criminal activity? this is all so insame, i think i am going to vommit.
enough

Quinebaug, CT

#9 Mar 19, 2009
sorry about the spelling, but holy cow i just can not beleive it
believer

United States

#10 Mar 19, 2009
are you freakin kidding me is right....you know just when you think you've heard it all you hear more!! nothing like catering to these cry babies, they should have rallied them up and sent them back to their own country, I mean one guy 20 dam years!! now that is a huge effort to become legal 20 years later........wow the U.S. is a dam joke to these people.
believer

United States

#11 Mar 19, 2009
Demoura you should be ashamed of yourself the top ranked in the department and you are condoning illegal activity; these people are driving without a license and they are all there to admit it geez how many of them were stopped as they pulled out of the parking lot..........now come on !
HAHA

Ayer, MA

#12 Mar 19, 2009
So if DE dum dum is going to ignor that crime will he turn a blind eye to all other crimes commited by these illegal people? What about the people who pay his income are we exempt from the laws also?
Misfortune Teller

Princeton, MA

#13 Mar 19, 2009
Wong, actually found someone dumber than her......congrats Demoura,your an idiot. I remember when you used to get arrested for illegal activities.

How are ILLEGALS driving...whos car?
is it unregistered/uninsured.......c an I do the same....heck NO I speak english! If you get caught w/ an expired lic., you get arrested, WHY AREN'T THEY GETTING THE SAME LUXURY
Hooty

Peabody, MA

#14 Mar 19, 2009
This surprises you? The President appointed several people to the cabinet that have not paid their taxes- one that oversees the IRS? Why shouldn't illegals try to get around the laws? What's right is right and what's wrong is wrong no longer applies.
I Don't blame anyone for wanting to live in our country, but, please go about it the correct way.
Truffles

Wellesley Hills, MA

#15 Mar 19, 2009
Illegal means not within the law; therefore, they should be issued the apt punishment, not a license.
Fine them, send them home, but do not condone illegal activity. Fitchburg needs many things and I think we could start with a police chief with a brain bigger than that of a woodtick!
plopsdad

United States

#16 Mar 19, 2009
Hooty wrote:
This surprises you? The President appointed several people to the cabinet that have not paid their taxes- one that oversees the IRS? Why shouldn't illegals try to get around the laws? What's right is right and what's wrong is wrong no longer applies.
I Don't blame anyone for wanting to live in our country, but, please go about it the correct way.
Look deeper than the taxes thing, about 7 0r 8 of them are all for open borders and amnesty.
REAL DEAL

Boston, MA

#17 Mar 19, 2009
Once again, the only people actually being held accountable for living by the law of the land is the working class, legal people. If we break the law, the fines are heavy and the penalties are severe.

But, illegal immigrants can be undocumented and still get a drivers license. If I loose my license; I am done for. These people can just create a new illegal indentity for themselves; and skirt the system. What a bunch of bullsh#t.
Now, illegal immigrants will get the same perks as law enforcement officials. They don't have to follow the laws.

Only in America in 2009! What happened to the good old days, when everyone played by the same rules. Again, the only ones being forced into playing buy the rules are the honest guys and girls in the middle. We have free loaders on the bottom (as in welfare), legalized thieves at the top( as in America's high ranking businesses); a bunch of cops and Firefighters who disregard the law anytime that they want; and a countless crooked politicians running the country.........

What the F happened!
DeMoura_is_a_foo l

Lexington, MA

#18 Mar 19, 2009
Great, let's make the criminal aliens feel more welcomed.

"Speaking through interpreters, the panel of local immigrants kept coming back to the issue of identification. Getting jobs, opening bank accounts, finding affordable and decent housing, getting health care and an education are all extremely difficult without a Social Security number or a driver's license."

Here's a novel idea: come to the US legally, work hard, stop looking for hand-outs and special treatment.

It might also be a good idea to learn how to speak the English instead of expecting people in the US cater to your laziness.

Hey DeMoura, you suck!

Since: Mar 08

Essex, MA

#19 Mar 19, 2009
When my great grandfather and his relatives came here from Ireland, he applied LEGALLY to enter this country.

The police chief needs to have his head examined...

I am outraged that my tax dollars are being used to allow illegals to attend Schools and colleges.

Amazing, here 19 years and no social security number. Let's not forget the free college education that bozo Patrick is also proposing.

Hate to say it, but we need a WALL on our borders to prevent the flood of illegals, and the drug dealers in Mexico who are bringing the violence to the USA.

outraged...
Blue Dog

Clinton, MA

#20 Mar 19, 2009
reply wrote:
are you freakin kidding me??????????
Doesn't the word ILLEGAL send up any red flags?? If they are not LEGAL citizens, why are they here? Follow the rules and become a citizen like our ancestors did.THEN you can go get your license and get all the other perks regular LEGAL citizens have. We are witnessing the ruin of this country by allowing this c r a p to happen.
You have no idea what you are talking about. The rules were completely different for our ancestors. The door was wide open with very little requirements needed to come in. Today, it's a convoluted, crazy process, which is why we are in the situation we're in.

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