Driving Is a Privilege, Not a Right

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Driving a car and obtaining a valid driver 's license is something every teenager longs for. Their parents are the ones who decide whether or not they are responsible enough to own one because owning a driver 's license is a privilege, not a right. Unfortunately, illegal immigrants feel that obtaining a driver 's license should be their right for working in the United States illegally and that each member of their family should own a car as well. There are already 8.7 to 12 million illegal immigrants living in the United States and more keep arriving each year (Tanton par. 8). Many problems will develop if this idea is legalized: cities will become over-crowded, more accidents will be seen on the roads and freeways, violence will become…show more content…
10) There is a group called the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund that supports Cedillo 's idea of allowing illegal aliens to posses driver 's licenses, but feel that there should not be any background checks or other restrictions(Kline par. 13). The MALDEF feel that every citizen of Mexico coming into California should receive a license, whether they are criminals or not. The old bill, AB 1463, was vetoed in the year 2000 by former Governor Gray Davis. Davis stated that AB 1463 was an "invitation for fraud (House par. 9)." But once Davis 's job was starting to crumble, he decided to pass the new bill ,AB 60, to try and gain more support from legal and illegal Hispanics in the state of California before he was recalled. After what had happened on September 11, 2001, Gil Cedillo withdrew the bill from Gray Davis 's files. However, recently the new governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger, has been trying to bring a new a bill with more qualifications ,such as a special mark on the licenses to indicate that the holder is illegal, to help bring driver 's licenses to illegal immigrants (Kline par. 12). With this bill in effect, illegal immigrants would have the opportunity to vote for an official of the state and country they are living in illegally. Owning a driver 's license can entitle anyone to just about any type of item he or she wants--guns, dynamite, personal documents, and airline tickets. An undercover officer, who is a document
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