Virginia: Illegal Aliens Can Get Legal Driving Permits Starting New Years Day

The new year will usher in legal driving permits for illegal aliens who happen to be residing in Virginia, according to the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).

Virginia: Illegal Aliens Can Get Legal Driving Permits Starting New Years Day

The new year will usher in legal driving permits for illegal aliens who happen to be residing in Virginia, according to the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).

Nearly 300,000 illegal aliens in Virginia are eligible to apply for the permits with a $50 fee.

According to the DMV website, “A driver privilege card is not REAL ID-compliant and, as such, may not be used as identification to board a flight or enter a secure federal facility. Driver privilege card applicants are not eligible for a commercial driver’s license or identification card.”

The permits have been made possible after new laws were passed by the Virginia legislature earlier this year. Critics have said the new procedures will be a threat to public safety and national security.

Giving any form of driving privileges to illegal aliens not only undermines public safety but national security as well,” Matthew Tragesser, spokesman of the Federation for American Immigration Reform told The Daily Caller News Foundation. “Providing these cards incentivizes more illegal immigration, rewards law breakers, and jeopardizes our national security.

Advocates for the new law claim the new driving permits will aid economic growth by giving illegal aliens greater mobility with less risk.

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