No joke - they filed suit in federal court last month, alleging racial discrimination because they're "members of a disfavored minority group". Um...they aren't a "minority group" - they're illegal aliens who have no business being in our country in the first place. Nonetheless...
About a year ago Oregonians overwhelmingly voted against Measure 88, which would have provided special driver cards to illegal aliens. Voters throughout the state, which is largely represented by Democrats in Congress, fiercely rejected the initiative 983,576 to 506,751, according to election results from the Oregon Secretary of State. All of Oregon’s 36 counties voted against Measure 88 by significant margins, the figures show. Measure 88 was put on the ballot after Oregon legislators passed a controversial law in 2013 directing the Department of Transportation to give illegal immigrants who have resided in the state for more than a year a special driver card.
Five illegal aliens from Mexico, along with two groups that push for illegal alien "rights" are now suing the state, the current governor, the director of the Department of Transportation, and the director of that agency's driver and motor vehicle division for violating the plaintiffs' civil rights by denying them driver's licenses.
Their suit claims that Measure 88 was motivated by "animus toward persons from Mexico and Central America". Wrong. Come here legally, and there's no problem. We welcome more immigrants than any other country on the planet.
About 84,000 illegal immigrants have already been stripped of driving privileges, according to the lawsuit which asserts that they were singled out as an “unpopular minority for disparate treatment in violation” of the U.S. Constitution. Tens of thousands more who live in Oregon can’t prove legal status in the U.S., the complaint reveals, and they will suffer societal, economic and health-related disadvantages if they’re not allowed to drive. The ban will prevent illegal aliens from “exercising their liberty interest in operating a motor vehicle for a lawful purpose,” the complaint states.
"Lawful purpose"? Do they understand the meaning of the term, "lawful"?