Thursday, December 18, 2003

"No I.D. for illegal immigrants" bill resurfaces

Would require social security number or other proof of legal residency before issuance of a drivers license.

Sponsor of bill alleges measure will reduce TennCare and state services spending, improve homeland security, and curb identity theft.

Article does not report how many of the more than 45,600 applicants since 2001 who have obtained drivers licenses without a social security number are (1) clients of TennCare and other state services who would not be clients if they did not have a drivers license, (2) homeland security threats, or (3) perpretrators of identity theft.

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