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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United States

#21 Mar 19, 2009
Let's start with the simplest thing we can practically do," DeMoura said
Sorry chief but again your a moron
Lets start with deportation
Blue Dog

Clinton, MA

#22 Mar 19, 2009
Ken Burgess wrote:
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.

Did you read the article? NONE of your tax dollars are being used on these people. They have no social security numbers, thus can't get anything.
Also, I saw no Mexican drug dealers mentioned here. Most of the immigrants in this area work in construction and plastic shops, PAY TAXES, and get nothing in return. Why don't you stop watching Lou Dobs and take a look at reality.
Blue Dog

Clinton, MA

#23 Mar 19, 2009
REAL DEAL wrote:
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!
All these people want is to play by the same rules. Why shouldn't they be able to work and raise a family, because of the longitude and latitude of their birth?
wong way

Clinton, MA

#24 Mar 19, 2009
Obama's Auntie Zeituni should have been the keynote speaker.

This is the kind of "change" these clowns promised you.

United States

#25 Mar 19, 2009
Also can someone elplain to me as to why none of those Illegal Aliens were detained for INS

Sterling, MA

#26 Mar 19, 2009
I hate to be the bad guy here, and I do know quite a few foreigners without papers, but why should they enjoy ANY degree of comfort or service while they are here ILLEGALLY?
Why should the state facilitate their integration? Do we give kiddy porn to pedophiles? No, because then more of them would hear that Mass is a great place for Pedophiles.(and I am sure it is)
We are not talking about refugees,in most cases. Often it is as simple as someone entering the country legally, overstaying the visa, and getting a job to send money back to their families.
I see no reason to do anything but deport them when they are stopped by police and have no documents.

Clinton, MA

#27 Mar 19, 2009
Blue Dog wrote:
<quoted text>
All these people want is to play by the same rules. Why shouldn't they be able to work and raise a family, because of the longitude and latitude of their birth?
Yes, that is the only reason why they should not be able to work and raise a family here. Because there are laws that state who can and who cannot work and live in this country. And if people want to come to this country, there are legal ways to do this. Yes, they take time, and yes they are not the easy way, but what good things in life are?

Lincoln, MA

#28 Mar 19, 2009
Blue dog ,get real, they are recieving housing ,health,food, education,you paint them all as the salt of the earth.give em your $$$ not mine.
Concerned Citizen

Westford, MA

#29 Mar 19, 2009
Here is an idea Mr. Police chief,

When you stop ILLEGAL aliens arrest them. You Mr. chief are not doing your job. How can you stand up and say giving them driver licenses would allow them to work legally when their total exsistence in this country is illegal. The Irish and Italians took the legal steps to come in here legally. Deport all illegals and let them apply like all the law abiding immigrants did.

Lets stop paying our tax dollars on interpreters, free health, reduced tution, prison costs and so on. Maybe its time to reward true Americans. Everything is free in America for these illegal aliens but white America is paying for it.

Perhaps some of the steps to becoming a citizen should include:

Take an English test and pass.

Show that you've graduated college, We don't need unskilled 3rd world people coming here and receiving college education for free while I pay $200K/kid for my 3.

Proof of immunization since we are starting to see diseases in this country that were once considered eradicated. They are now being brought in by these uncivilized illegal aliens


Danbury, CT

#30 Mar 19, 2009
illegal immigrants should feel lucky that all they are getting is a traffic ticket for not having a driver's Lic and not be deported for being here illegally.

Boxford, MA

#31 Mar 19, 2009
#1. Illegal is not a sick bird.
#2. This article points out many activities that are occuring which are illegal, and continue to happen.
#3. Chief DeMoura should be FIRED for condoning illegal activity and incompetence.
#4. Until #3 happens, I feel sorry for the citizens of Fitchburg.
Wake up everyone, we are the MAJORITY. Let us not bow to ILLEGAL minorities.

Peabody, MA

#32 Mar 19, 2009
How come no one has asked for the Chief's resignation or termination? Condonning illegal activity? Are you freakin serious?
This guy and any pubilc official that suggests this needs to lose thier job.
What's next it's ok to drive drunk so long as your going home? Police Chief, Chief of Police, Chief Law Enforcment Officer. Holy Crap! FIRE THIS GUY NOW!

Burlington, MA

#33 Mar 19, 2009
sorry blue dog, you are an imbecile. when you go and visit other countries you are treated as a foreigner. you do not have rights. why should they have license? do you know what happens to my rates if they get into accidents? you cannot sue them.

demoura is another black eye for the city. he and wong need to go. get them out.
Luther Manning

Essex, MA

#34 Mar 19, 2009
I find the following comment a bit disturbing, as it implies we have illegal aliens in the school system, and who is paying for this, the taxpayers? And what about being here for 18 years, and during those 18 years, not applying for a SSN. Why?

"Some of those in attendance got a chance to address the committee, like 19-year-old Laura Palleino.

Palleino has been in the U.S. for 18 years and graduated near the top of her class. But the Leominster High School graduate cannot get a job and cannot get financial aid to go to college because of her immigration status.

"I feel like I'm an American, I've been here for 18 years," Palleino said.

Palleino earned a certified nursing assistant diploma through the high school's technical center, but she cannot get a job as a CNA because SHE DOES NOT HAVE A SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER.

"All I have is my school I.D." she said.

Palleino is saving to take registered nurse classes at Mount Wachusett Community College, but that is difficult because she cannot get a regular job.

"I baby-sit and I tutor," she said.

“The true Californian!”

Since: Dec 08

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#35 Mar 19, 2009
Thats how Governor Gray Davis lost his job as governor of California 6 years ago he gave drivers licenses to illegals. He didn't think that one through, Californians kicked his butt right out of office. Now Davis is a unemployed politician and illegals in California do not get drivers licenses. I bet he regrets that decision and hopefully this police chief will regret it too!

Since: Feb 09


#36 Mar 19, 2009
F**k the illegals.

Leominster, MA

#37 Mar 19, 2009
A driver who is pulled over for a driving violation, does not have a license, and is illegal has no respect for the law. Give me a break!

United States

#38 Mar 19, 2009
If they are illegal we shouldn't be doing anything but deporting them. Honestly, this liberal bullsh!t is appalling.

Undocumented = illegal
illegal = breaking the law
breaking the law = got to jail, or leave the country.

Why is this chain of logic so difficult for people to understand?
Tax Payer

West Roxbury, MA

#39 Mar 19, 2009
Blue Dog wrote:
<quoted text>
All these people want is to play by the same rules. Why shouldn't they be able to work and raise a family, because of the longitude and latitude of their birth?
Why don't you go to their country and break the law and see what happens?

Framingham, MA

#40 Mar 19, 2009
Everybody on that panel was getting their salary from your pocket in one way or another. Good luck Fitchburg getting out from your situation! First your politicians let all the "special services" come in because it is compassionate thing to give money away to the lazy and give needles to the zoned out. Look at some of your streets where shootings took place over drug turfs. Now your police chief (who is suppose to ENFORCE the law)is advocating licenses that will NO DOUBT lead to voting fraud AND they are turning OFF THE LIGHTS???? How many more thousands will sneak in with the lights off????????

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