New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer took a beating before abandoning his idea of issuing driverâ€™s licenses to illegal immigrants. The issue also scuffed up presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, who tried to admire Spitzerâ€™s proposal without also supporting it. Spitzer gets credit, though, for identifying the problem. â€œThe federal government has lost control of its borders, has allowed millions of undocumented immigrants to enter our country and now has no solution to deal with it,â€ Spitzer said Wednesday. Remember that it was not so long ago that even conservative Republicans such as Rep. Todd Tiahrt, R-Goddard, saw the common sense in trying to ensure that undocumented residents arenâ€™t also unlicensed drivers. â€œIf theyâ€™re working here, I want them driving legally here,â€ Tiahrt told The Eagle editorial board in April 2001. He changed his mind after Sept. 11. Now, illegal immigration is the most radioactive of political issues.
Posted by Rhonda Holman
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