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Thursday, August 10, 2006


A short time ago (as in today), I cross posted a post from Debbie at Right Truth. Her lament was that regardless of what it is we the people want; the politicians are going to do what they want anyhoodle.

Well, in that vain I hithertoforthwithnonetheless and all that jazz offer you Exihibit B:

According to The San Francisco Chronicle the state senate of CA has voted:

25 to 14 to create a special exemption in state law that would reduce the mandatory 30-day impoundment of cars driven by unlicensed drivers, so that offenders who have never had a valid license can get their cars back after 24 hours. Right now, when officers impound the cars of unlicensed drivers, the mandatory term is 30 days. A new law would keep the 30 days for drivers whose bad driving led to the forfeiture or suspension of their license -- may the courts add whatever punishment they so choose -- but create a loophole to give unlicensed illegal immigrants their cars back overnight. Expect the California Assembly to approve SB626 as early as today.

The bills author, Nell Soto, D-Pomona said:

SB626 would make the vehicle code "fairer," as the measure would "end the excessive penalties the code exacts against adults unable to obtain drivers licenses." The bill would keep the 30-day impoundment for people who drive even though their licenses were revoked or suspended.

Which I guess ultimately means that it is more illegal to drive with a revoked license versus driving while never having had one. Logic is not the strength of the politician, is it.

John Whitney, a member of the group that started the "drive" (while under the influence I'm sure, pun intended), for the bill said:

He wants to see different treatment for those who cannot get a license because they are not legal residents. He added that some tow companies charge too much of car owners; after 30 days, the cost exceeds what many hard-working immigrant families can readily absorb.

OK, now I get it. I wonder if he meant "hard-working 'illegal' immigrant families?" So there you have it; perhaps you don't have a say on "illegal" immigration...

If you have the stomach for the illogical, the entire article is here....

Also, check out what Christi has for us with "Illegal Immigration: What Are They Working Hard At?" at CommonSenseAmerica.

**This was a production of The Coalition Against Illegal Immigration (CAII). If you would like to participate, please go to the above link to learn more. Afterwards, email the coalition and let me know at what level you would like to participate.**


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