Colin Bonini on Immigration
Only vote against driver licenses for illegal immigrants
The state Senate advanced legislation that would let those who are in the country illegally obtain driving privileges. Applicants would have to submit fingerprints at a police station, sign an affidavit confirming their identity, and show state tax
returns. They also would have to provide proof of foreign nationality and show that they've lived in Delaware for two years. Cards would be marked "Not Valid for Identification" and "Driving Privileges Only." It will cost an estimated $317,652 to start
the program and an additional $112,652 in annual costs.
The vote was 17-1, with Sen. Colin Bonini casting the only no vote. Bonini said the legislation is unfair to legal immigrants "who are waiting in line, lawfully and legally,
to get into this country."
"We're asking Delaware taxpayers to pay half a million dollars for services for illegal immigrants," Bonini said in testimony on the Senate floor.
Source: News-Journal on 2016 Delaware gubernatorial race
, Jun 23, 2015
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