Latino immigrants suddenly avoiding t...

Latino immigrants suddenly avoiding the DMV

There are 688 comments on the News-Times story from Aug 13, 2008, titled Latino immigrants suddenly avoiding the DMV. In it, News-Times reports that:

Applying for an Oregon drivers license at the DMV office requires applicants to prove they are in the state legally.

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Ion

AOL

#1 Aug 14, 2008
Re-Start Operation (br,bl alien) WE*BACK !!!!!!!

WBII
Little Eagle

Lincoln, NE

#2 Aug 14, 2008
Impressive decrease-numbers don't lie! I wish all Governors would "press the issue."
plopsdad

United States

#3 Aug 14, 2008
Hes got to put that old spin on it,the old"its going to raise prices". I would rather have prices go up if it meant fewer illegal immigrants on the road.""""T hat means that little by little, they’re not going to do their work,” said Marco Mejia, Portland-area director of the American Friends Service Committee immigration program. That will have a dramatic impact on Oregon farms, hotels, restaurants and other businesses that rely on immigrant labor, Mejia said.

Ultimately, he said, the law will drive up the cost of food for Oregonians.“The effect is going to be totally negative to the overall community,” he said. ""
Little Eagle

Lincoln, NE

#4 Aug 14, 2008
plopsdad wrote:
Hes got to put that old spin on it,the old"its going to raise prices". I would rather have prices go up if it meant fewer illegal immigrants on the road.""""T hat means that little by little, they’re not going to do their work,” said Marco Mejia, Portland-area director of the American Friends Service Committee immigration program. That will have a dramatic impact on Oregon farms, hotels, restaurants and other businesses that rely on immigrant labor, Mejia said.
Ultimately, he said, the law will drive up the cost of food for Oregonians.“The effect is going to be totally negative to the overall community,” he said. ""
Don't you just love the "positive" people? LOL

“Praise the Lord& Pass the ammo”

Since: Jun 08

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#5 Aug 14, 2008
Next comes a jump in the number of people arrested for driving without a liscense. They should have their vehicles confiscated, auctioned off, and the money used for further enforcement.
PSL

Boca Raton, FL

#6 Aug 14, 2008
Latino immigrants? I think that reporter needs to look up the definition.

“Patriot First”

Since: Nov 07

Portland, OR

#7 Aug 14, 2008
This is GOOD news!!!
And I agree with Paul...if they are then caught driving with no license...send em packin!!!!
They are NOT doing jobs Americans won't do...
I am sick of that argument!!! It's totally
untrue

I hope we are taking a baby step toward taking our country back for LEGAL residents!!!
WOOT!

Since: Aug 08

AOL

#9 Aug 14, 2008
This was truly a good decision. I just hope I see less fraud in the ER in the future too! Illegal immigrants use false SSI numbers when they check into the ER, it is very frustrating to deal with. We need a system similar to this one!
Dessie -- Portland

Clackamas, OR

#11 Aug 15, 2008
I am sick of all the excuses everyone uses to change our system ,lower our standard of living, take our jobs and will take OUR COUNTRY.I went to DMV for a licence renewal, was turned down because of my birth certificate, which I have used for 25 years with no problem. Costs me $52.50 to get a new one overnight. Thats BS. all because of the Latino Illegals. This is no country that would let us in and give us the run of the country. American's Wake up.
GunsNRoses

Lincoln, NE

#12 Aug 15, 2008
Dessie -- Portland wrote:
I am sick of all the excuses everyone uses to change our system ,lower our standard of living, take our jobs and will take OUR COUNTRY.I went to DMV for a licence renewal, was turned down because of my birth certificate, which I have used for 25 years with no problem. Costs me $52.50 to get a new one overnight. Thats BS. all because of the Latino Illegals. This is no country that would let us in and give us the run of the country. American's Wake up.
But look at the positive.....you actually had a birth certificate! All's not lost! At least things have changed for the better in your state. Give it time to work! If we have to go through a hoop or too to get rid of illegals, then we must.....
Electricblue

Portland, OR

#14 Aug 17, 2008
The majority of states already enforce this law, Oregon was just getting in line. I just renewed my license on Tuesday at a local DMV and it went well. The only people that seemed to not like the law was the DMV workers since they take the complains from the public when they have to provide identification they have never been asked for in the past.
Illegals need to become citizens if they want citizen rights. Work all they want, but pay some taxes for those medical services that are being destroyed by all the non-pays.
I'm all for the new law, if you don't want to be legalized then you shouldn't be in this country. I'm not anti-any race, anyone that is a legal citizen is welcome here.

Since: Jun 08

Woodbridge, VA

#15 Aug 17, 2008
Electricblue - fully agree. It is not the race or ethnicity that concerns me but the legal status of the person.

MD did the same thing - very easy to get licenses there if you were illegal for the longest time. What would then me done is illegals in VA would go to MD, fake residency there, get a MD license and then "move" to VA and transfer it.

I would love to see stats in the next year how many people get pulled over and are found driving without a license in Ore.

“No time like the present”

Since: Jul 08

to make it happen!

#16 Aug 17, 2008
I live in Oregon...and while this is a step in the right direction, we still have very far to go.

Illegals get free medical care here with no questions asked. They are draining the life force out of this state and tax-paying legal citizens, whether they be chicano, white, asian or black, are paying the price.
Whitey

United States

#17 Aug 18, 2008
"It will raise prices" by what? maybe 2 cents an item a small price to pay--but I really very well doubt that prices will change at all---just an pro-illegal BS person saying it will hurt---I say BS.....now his wife and cousin can't get to work--bye -bye pack your bags

Since: Jun 08

Woodbridge, VA

#18 Aug 18, 2008
Dr_Dirty wrote:
I live in Oregon...and while this is a step in the right direction, we still have very far to go.
Illegals get free medical care here with no questions asked. They are draining the life force out of this state and tax-paying legal citizens, whether they be chicano, white, asian or black, are paying the price.
The medical care is federally mandated - no person shall be refused emergency medical care based on anything. This is why so many clog up ERs with sniffles. This was mandated during the Reagan administration - same as the all children will get a K-12 education regardless of immigrant status.

“No time like the present”

Since: Jul 08

to make it happen!

#19 Aug 19, 2008
Biker Mom wrote:
<quoted text>
The medical care is federally mandated - no person shall be refused emergency medical care based on anything. This is why so many clog up ERs with sniffles. This was mandated during the Reagan administration - same as the all children will get a K-12 education regardless of immigrant status.
To clarify my position, I don't think anyone should be refused emergency medical help for obvious humanitarian reasons, but I do think that if the people are discovered to be illegally here that they should be deported immediately aftr they have recovered enough to move.

Here in Oregon the State and local police have mandates that they are NOT to arrest an illegal alien OR report that person to INS unless the person has broken another law beside the illegal entry law. It's crazy.
Colt45acp

Portland, OR

#20 Aug 20, 2008
Its a good thing, get them off the roads and finally send the message that they need to go back to where ever they came from. I am sick of this cr@#p, it is a bold slap in the face to any one that went through the proper channels to get here and become a citizen and before anyone calls me a racist, Im not, I happen to be married to a minority (Asian). I don’t care what\where you came from, if you want to be a citizen DO IT THE RIGHT WAY!

As far as Portland being a “sanctuary city”, Any\all city officials that voted for this should be arrested for aiding and abetting, along with obstruction of justice. They are helping VIOLATE FEDERAL LAW!

Solve two problems at once. Deport all illegal’s, then take all the people that have been on welfare for three decades and in some cases three generations and put them to work. Easy, your off the government handout, you have x amount of days to report to said business to start work. If you don’t report your benefits halt.
Want to see how fast the supposed “jobs average Americans don’t want to do” get filled and how many illegal’s leave?
popppy

Portland, OR

#22 Aug 21, 2008
What worries me the most is that they are STILL ON THE ROADS!!!!!!

“Patriot First”

Since: Nov 07

Portland, OR

#23 Aug 21, 2008
Biker Mom wrote:
<quoted text>
The medical care is federally mandated - no person shall be refused emergency medical care based on anything. This is why so many clog up ERs with sniffles. This was mandated during the Reagan administration - same as the all children will get a K-12 education regardless of immigrant status.
The problem with this is that they are using the ER services as a 'well clinic'...the sniffles.
EMERGENCY care does NOT mean the sniffles. it is a gross abuse of the system. MOST people would not use it this way because there would be a fee to be paid...but the people on the state roles don't care because it is all covered. Even EXCELLENT insurance has a co-pay that is steeper than a doctor office visit co-pay...which keeps most folks at bay from abusing and clogging the er.
bus mom

Portland, OR

#25 Aug 21, 2008
Do you think if you move to mexico that they will bend over backwards to speck english? I was looking for a driving job this summer, since I'm a school bus driver. Do you know how hard that was, it's either I'm over quilifed, and this one gets me I DON'T SPEAK SPANISH. I am Russian born in America, I still speak Russian, and english, but was that good enough, no it was not.

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