State Senator Gil Cedillo’s (D-Los Angeles) mission in the California Legislature (if not life itself) has been to allow illegal aliens to obtain California driver’s licenses. Only the veto pens of former Governors Gray Davis and Arnold Schwarzenegger have kept him from achieving his mission.
Cedillo is nothing, if not determined. Since he has been unable to get driver’s licenses for illegal aliens, he is now trying the next best thing: Eliminating meaningful penalties for driving without a license.
Today’s LA Times reports that the California Senate has approved legislation that would prohibit cities from impounding cars for 30 days from sober drivers caught at DUI checkpoints driving without a license. The bill is now on its way to the Assembly for final approval.
Proponents of the bill have said that the impounds “unfairly” target illegal immigrants (because most of the people driving without licenses – and insurance – happen to be illegal aliens). But what is abundantly clear is that there seems to be no law that is inconvenient to illegal aliens that the California Legislature won’t change. This in a state that is facing a budget deficit of over $14 billion in 2010-11, and is hit with an estimated $21.8 billion in annual expenditures on illegal aliens.
In California, it seems, even public safety has to take a back seat to making sure that illegal aliens can do exactly what they want to do. Here’s to hoping that Governor Jerry Brown gives it a thumbs-down realizing the foolishness of this new bill that, in essence, gives illegal aliens license to drive without licenses.