Democrat-Controlled State House Passes Controversial Measure for Illegal Immigrants

April 7, 2019 in News, Video by Slad

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Source: www.westernjournal.com
BY C. DOUGLAS GOLDEN

Minnesota became ground zero for the debate over official documentation for illegal immigrants this past week when the Democrat-controlled state House of Representatives voted to allow those not legally in this country to obtain driver’s licenses.

According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, the bill still faces an uphill climb to become law, however.

“The 74-52 vote was a victory for the (Democrat) House majority and Democratic Gov. Tim Walz, who have made it a top priority for this session,” the Star Tribune reported Saturday.

“But it faces strong opposition in the Republican-controlled Senate, where some conservatives see it as an invitation to illegal immigration and possibly even fraudulent voting.”

Members of the Democrat-Farmer-Labor Party, Minnesota’s odd state offshoot of the Democrats, framed the issue as one of inclusion and of road safety.

“Immigrants, whether they are documented or undocumented, are Minnesotans. They are part of the fabric of our communities,” DFL House Majority Leader Ryan Winkler said. “It is time that we helped take away this shadow of not having a driver’s license.”

However, one Republican representative called it a “super magnet” for illegal immigrants, arguing it was “one step closer to making Minnesota a sanctuary state.”

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