It is shameful that Governor Perdue is wasting his time and energy in promoting a crack down on another non-existent problem. Undocumented immigrants do NOT have access to driver’s licenses and have not had access for quite some time. That is why Latino advocates were pressing the state legislature several years ago to expand access to driver’s licenses without considering immigration status. When pressed for specific instances of fraud that have taken place, Governor Perdue and his team could not come up with one specific instance. This is simply more smoke and mirrors for Georgia voters during election time.
The problem is that “undocumented immigrants” do indeed have access to driver’s licenses by using phony documents. As Jeff pointed out, some opposed to the Governor’s proposal are worried about racial profiling.
I would think groups such as GALEO would want to see steps taken to insure that those who obtain a drivers license are in fact here legally. If we knew that everyone who had a Georgia’s driver’s license was here legally, racial problems would surely diminish.