The left was cheering their hearts out this week as illegal aliens waited in long New York lines to get their hands on driver’s licenses for the first time. Thanks to a new “Green Light” law passed by the state legislature in June, thousands of “undocumented Americans” were able to go to the DMV and become legal drivers on Monday. Soon, the same will be true in New Jersey, as state lawmakers passed a similar bill that will head to the governor’s desk before long. Around the country, blue states are defying federal law to make illegal immigrants more legitimate by handing them the keys that should be reserved for legal residents only.
In an op-ed for Townhall, conservative commentator Michelle Malkin said that driver’s licenses were just the tip of a very large iceberg.
“Pay close attention to this insanity,” she urged. “It’s not just about rewarding law-breakers with driving privileges. Our country’s election integrity is under siege by foreign influence. Mass migration, legal and illegal, is bringing in millions of potential new voters who support gun control, socialized medicine, expanded welfare, free speech restrictions and resistance to immigration enforcement.
“In New York alone, some 265,000 illegal immigrants are projected to obtain their driver’s licenses over the next three years,” she continued. “Earlier this year, after citizens passed a referendum barring licenses for illegal immigrants in Oregon, state Democrats handed them over anyway. Fifteen states plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico now confer driving privileges on illegal immigrants. Latino groups, the Mexican government, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Charles Koch-funded Libre Initiative all banded together to secure these ‘America last’ legislative victories.”
To what end? Malkin doesn’t shy away from the dismal conclusions. She cites four separate cases in which illegal immigrants were found using fraudulent documents to both deceive the DMV and ultimately try and obtain access to the voting booth.
“Imagine if American citizens took to the streets and raised their voices to stop the spread of driver’s licenses for people here illegally in numbers that matched the open borders hordes in New York and New Jersey. Instead, Beltway bread-and-circuses distractions dominate the airwaves while the sovereignty saboteurs drive American law and order off the cliff,” she wrote.
Her last point is a salient one. One of the “best” things about the impeachment spectacle is that it allows Democrats and the media to turn their cameras (and hence, the public’s attention) away from the in-progress catastrophe unfolding in New York, New Jersey, and elsewhere. The left knows that America “isn’t there yet” when it comes to conferring the rights of citizenship on illegal aliens…and yet, the Democratic Party can’t help itself. They can’t stop, because this is the foundation upon which their political future rests.