Wednesday, July 7, 2004

Anticipated use of Certificate for Driving frustrates advocates, legislators on both sides

"Tennessee's new driver's certificate for people who cannot prove legal citizenship in the United States has state legislators on both sides of the issue agreeing that changes need to be made to the law."

"Advocate groups for and against immigrant rights both say the new law is difficult to understand."

"'We've essentially given illegal aliens a free pass,' said Donna Locke, head of Tennesseans for Immigration Control and Reform. 'Illegal aliens have no rights except to be treated humanely as they are deported.'"

"Jerry Gonzalez, with the Nashville chapter of the League of United Latin American Citizens, said the law is an ill-fitting compromise."

"'It's unconstitutional, and it's unworkable and will do absolutely nothing to address the issue of terrorism in the state of Tennessee,' he said."

The Review Appeal

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