Perdue deals with fraudulent IDs.

From the Macon Telegraph:

Gov. Sonny Perdue on Wednesday said that with the federal government failing to act on illegal immigration, the state will begin its own crackdown on document fraud.

Perdue said 10 new investigators will be placed at those drivers services centers in Georgia believed to be at the highest risk for receiving forged documents. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation will also hire three new investigators to assist with follow-up investigations.

Surrounded by state and federal law enforcement officials, Perdue called fraudulent IDs “a serious threat to homeland security.”

Here’s some video of the Governor speaking on this issue:

5 comments

  1. RiverRat says:

    If I recall, Sen. Zamarripa was talking about this issue during the session. Good to see Sonny getting on board.

  2. Mrs. Adam Kornstein says:

    Why doesn’t Sonny just follow Matt Dollar around… he sure knows how to find or make the fake IDs… Or is it that Sonny doesn’t know where Matt lives, jus like the rest of his consitutents wonder..

  3. atlantaman says:

    I recall Zamarripa was out there trying to get driver’s licenses for illegal aliens using only a tax-id number. The IRS states very clearly that the ITIN is not intended as secure ID, and is intended only for income tax purposes.

  4. RiverRat says:

    Actually, I should have been more clear – Sen. Zamarripa was trying to do something about the production and sale of fake documents. Sonny is trying to act like there is a problem with people getting real state IDs, which isn’t really something that has happened much. Not much proof that people are using fake documents to get state IDs. I’d prefer Sonny to go after the criminals producing the fake documents.

  5. atlantaman says:

    “Not much proof that people are using fake documents to get state IDs. I’d prefer Sonny to go after the criminals producing the fake documents.”

    While I readily concede it’s anecdotal, I have first hand knowledge of someone using fake documents to get a driver’s license. He lives in Virginia and drove down due to his own state having stricter regulations. He had to “shop” locations in Georgia, as he was turned down at a couple places, until he could find a government employee that was either lazy, apathetic or stupid enough to give him a license. I’ve also been told that Georgia is developing quite a reputation within the illegal immigrant community as a place to come for driver’s licenses.

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