It’s official. The Democrat-controlled Albany government has turned a blind eye to federal law by allowing illegal aliens to get driver’s licenses in New York State. Of course, Albany Democrats don’t call illegal aliens what they are; instead, they use the progressive euphemism “undocumented people.” You see how this works? The slogan goes, “No human is illegal.” True, humans are not illegal, but they can do illegal things, like breaking our immigration laws. That’s why we have laws in the first place, to protect our citizens, property and institutions.
Governor Cuomo supports this affront to New York’s citizens and to every immigrant who jumped through the proper hoops to get here legally. Cuomo, may be the state’s chief law enforcement officer, but he has abandoned that responsibility in the pursuit of new voters.
Cuomo expressed worry that the federal government might use the database created to track illegals, saying, “Why give Trump a list of undocumented immigrants?” Clearly, he does not intend to enforce federal law; he will obstruct it, thereby encouraging more illegal immigration.
Meanwhile Letitia James, State Attorney General, will continue to contravene federal immigration law, saying, “The legislation (the law granting illegal aliens driver’s licenses) is well-crafted and contains ample protections for those who apply for driver’s licenses.” Translation: we’ll gum up the works to prevent federal law enforcement from doing its job.
Senate and Assembly Democrats delivered 33-29 and 86-47 majorities to pass this monstrosity over the votes of Republicans. Senate Majority leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, with her fingers crossed behind her back, said, “By passing this needed legislation, we are growing our economy while at the same time making our roads safer.” She blathered on, “This is the right step forward for New York State as we continue to advocate for comprehensive immigration reform on the federal level.”
Let’s take these silly, specious arguments seriously for a moment. Illegal aliens do not help grow the economy; they are a drain on it. Does anyone seriously believe that physicians, software engineers and various Ph.D.’s are scampering across our southern border? No, we are getting low-skilled, poorly educated people who eat public resources and our tax dollars. And does merely getting a driver’s license make a driver safe? When Ms. Cousins says she is “advocating for comprehensive immigration reform,” she really means: I want more law-breaking and border crashing; I want a giant flashing neon sign on our southern border screaming ILLEGAL ALIENS WELCOME, COME ON IN!
I have a question. Are Cuomo and company fools or liars? I think they’re both. They are sure we’re fools, but we are not. New York’s taxpayers are voting with their feet, and the population drain continues.
Michael A. Morrongiello, Ph. D.