We actually have had some experience with this in the not-too-distant past, which may be why the idea is polling so badly:
Miller said that before 2008, Oregon issued driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants in Oregon. After the state stopped that six years ago, Miller said undocumented residents with licenses set to expire began coming to Causa for help. That sparked the driver card campaign, she said.
Yeah, and why did we stop issuing them? Why that would be because the state turned into a magnet for illegals; entire businesses were set up to bring 'em in, house 'em, get their drivers' cards, and then bring in the next batch. Some of us still remember those heady days.
Tennessee tried driver cards for illegal immigrants, then scrapped them, Callahan adds. “It failed. We know it doesn’t work,” Callahan said.
News reports in 2006 state the program was halted after investigations found immigrants were being shuttled in from other states and used fake Tennessee residency papers and sometimes paid bribes to state workers to get the cards, according to state Safety Commissioner Jerry Nicely.
Yep: exactly what we saw here. Yet some folks seem to think we should do it again, because of course the results will be entirely different.
Sorry, boys and girls. Go home. Come here legally or stay home.