The KHLAAC to Push Drivers Licenses for All
The Kanas Office of the Governor and the Kanas Hispanic and Latino Affairs Commission are pushing forward Driver’s Licenses for All. On their website, the commission says this,
” Immigrant labor is vital to Kansas’ economy and continued growth and development. In correlation to this issue and due to the increased number of safety and transportation risks with uninsured drivers, KHLAAC strongly supports driver’s licenses for undocumented immigrants in Kansas. All age-eligible immigrants regardless of immigration status who can pass state driving tests should be able to obtain a driver’s license endorsement. This will result in law enforcement efficiencies, lower vehicle insurance rates, and increases in state revenues.”
All lawful citizens and legal immigrants are capable of getting a driver’s license or its equivalent in the United States of America. This legislative agenda is a flagrant violation of Homeland Security’s Real ID policies and Real ID legislation that Congress passed after 9/11.
The 9/11 commission outline the requirements for the Real ID as follows:
- required that individuals obtaining driver’s licenses or personal identification cards to present documentation to establish identity, including U.S. nationality or lawful immigration status, and then verify the validity of the documents.
- Establishing physical security features for ID cards to prevent tampering, counterfeiting, or fraud.
- Implementing security plans for state ID card issuance and computer systems, including employee background checks.
By allowing undocumented immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses or personal identification without valid documentation the Kanas Office of the Governor is jeopardizing the safety of its citizens and legal residents. The 9/11 hijackers gained access to 17 driver’s licenses and 13-state issued identification cards. Then they board airplanes and killed approximately 3,000 individuals and burned the Twin Towers down causing the recession. The threat of terrorism is still real and each state’s government should be following Homeland Securities protocols to the best of its abilities.