Audit: 58,000+ Illegals Get Driver's License; Hundreds
Register to Vote
Summary: We tried to warn
you. Phony reformers like rep. David Ure and sen. Howard
Stephenson have enabled the criminal hordes to flow into Utah
and take advantage of a naïve and foolish citizenry. In
spite of this audit, the legislature continues to reward them.
1. 58,000+ Illegal Aliens Get Utah Driver's
2. Hundreds of Criminals Register to Vote
3. How Do Legislators Respond? "Good Going!"
4. How Should
True Statesmen Respond?
58,000+ Illegal Aliens Get Utah Driver's License
February 8, 2005, audit conducted by the Office of the
Legislative Auditor General revealed what we have been warning
citizens about for years:
"Utah has issued over 58,000
driver licenses to individuals who appear to be undocumented
aliens. Personal identification cards were issued to another
37,000 individuals who also appear to be undocumented
aliens... Utah is used as a portal by undocumented aliens to
obtain a driver's license."
How is this possible?
Illegal aliens — criminals —
matricula consular cards and use these as valid forms of
immigration laws and fraudulently obtain drivers licenses.
According to the audit, Utah statute also permits them to use
Individual Tax Identification Numbers (ITIN) issued by the
U.S. Internal Revenue "Service" (IRS) for those who do not
qualify for a Social Security Number.
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Hundreds of Criminals Register to Vote
In addition to pilfering
driver's licenses, the
legislative audit found that illegals are registering to
vote, and are voting, in our elections. Under the caption,
"Voter Registration List Includes 383 Individuals with ITINs,
Most Appear To Be Undocumented Aliens":
"Of those who appear to be
undocumented aliens who were issued a driver license or
personal identification card, 383 also registered to vote...
We asked the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency
to research the 383 to identify their immigration status.
After examining a sample of 135 registered voters from our
list, the agency reported that five were naturalized
citizens who were eligible to vote. However, 20 were
"deportable" and one was a legal permanent resident, none of
whom are eligible to vote. The remaining 109 were described
as having no record and 'likely to be illegal aliens' who
would also be ineligible to vote. According to state voter
registration records, 14 of the 383 actually voted in an
election, but we could not confirm whether or not those 14
were actually citizens."
The audit also found that
"roughly 60,000 individuals are registered [to vote] in two or
more voter precincts in the state."
It should be noted that this
audit was by no means exhaustive. We will discuss the skewed
audit findings in the next topic.
Note: The audit also made no
mention of the fact that various licensing offices freely
grant driver's licenses based upon the Mexican matricula
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Do Legislators Respond? "Good Going!"
It should first be noted that
the Office of the Legislative Auditor General is not an
independent entity, but rather is controlled and manipulated
by the Senate President,
John Valentine and House Speaker,
Note: For more
information on the rules that enable this two-man monarchy to
exist, see our
Focus: "Rule By Monarchy: How the House Speaker
Manipulates Your Representative."
Because of this, the audit
naturally does not go so far as to actually recommend the
obvious: deny illegal aliens any incentive to come to Utah,
including driver's licenses, health care benefits, and
lifetime "resident tuition status". And there is
certainly no mention of deportation or even of adding some
level of security to ensure that real citizens are the only
ones registering to vote.
Instead, the audit recommends
that illegals be rewarded for violating federal law by
receiving a separate driver's license:
"Consider enacting legislation
similar to that adopted by the State of Tennessee which
allows non-citizens (with ITINs) to be identified as a
separate class of drivers."
This cowardly reluctance to effectively remove
the incentives that attract the illegal hordes is,
unfortunately, consistent with prevailing past and present
attitudes amongst legislators. Consider their track
In 2002, rep. David Ure and
sen. Howard Stephenson sponsored
HB 144, to
allow children of
illegal aliens to receive lifetime in-state tuition at Utah colleges
and universities if they meet certain requirements. HB 144
blatantly discriminated against American citizens — particularly
those who achieved their status through legal and lawful
means — and encouraged lawlessness.
An American citizen who moves away from Utah
for a couple of years loses his resident status. Under HB 144,
an illegal alien retains his status forever, no matter where
he resides or what taxes he does or does not pay.
flier by Accountability Utah on HB 144.
Note: See also our flier,
"Not All Terrorists Wear Turbans".
In the final hours of the 2003
session, a resolution in support of illegal aliens was
enthusiastically pushed ahead of two anti-abortion bills.
These abortion bills were never heard. See our special
"How Anti-Infanticide Bills Die in a "Pro-Life" Senate: A
Summary of Facts & Eyewitness Accounts".
In the 2004 legislative
session, a bill (HB
109 S1) to reject matricula consular cards and a bill to
end lifetime resident tuition status (HB
366) were both defeated by House leadership.
In the 2005 legislative
session, another bill (HB
239) to end resident status has been defeated by house
leadership in committee.
In the 2005 legislative
session, sen. Curt "Kervorkian" Bramble, with the blessing
of senate president John Valentine, is running a bill (SB
227) to grant illegal aliens "driving privilege cards".
In other words, these criminals are to be awarded special
licenses for their lawlessness.
Source: According to "Immigration
'driving card' measure slammed," Deborah Bulkeley,
Deseret News, Feb. 16, 2005, sen. Valentine "thanked him
[Bramble] for his support. 'We appreciate your taking the
lead and being willing to come to a compromise,' Valentine
In the 2005 legislative
session, rep. Curt Oda, with the unanimous accolades of his
colleagues in the house, has forwarded a bill (HB
223) to not only perpetuate the fraudulent use of the
ITIN, but allow another potential mechanism for illegal
aliens to obtain a Utah license.
This insanity is not limited to
the state legislature. As we originally reported on our
Flounders Quotes page,
Utah congressman Chris Cannon stated in
a speech at the MALDEF award ceremony on June 6, 2002:
"We love immigrants in Utah.
And we don't oftentimes make the distinction between legal
and illegal. In fact I think Utah was the first state in the
country to legislate the ability to get a drivers license
based on the matricula consular and of that I am proud."
Source: American Patrol Feature, American Patrol,
June 8, 2002.
In addition, Governor Huntsman
has already invited Mexican President Vicente Fox to visit
sends Mexico's Fox invitation to visit," Deseret News,
Feb. 1, 2005.
The Fox regime has opposed past
legislative efforts to stop allowing illegals to receive
driver's licenses. In 2002, for instance, Mexican consul Patricia Deluera
opposed HB 109, which, as aforementioned, would have required the Driver
License Division to receive some form of valid identification
(other than matricula consular cards)
before granting driver's licenses. Deluera stated:
"I am very concerned
relationship between Utah and Mexico will be damaged if HB
109 succeeds. This bill promotes hatred against the
misquoted on illegals," Josh Loftin & Adam Benson,
Deseret News, Feb. 27, 2004. Learn more about
What about the damage that
occurred when the Mexican government openly and repeatedly
encouraged its citizens to defy the laws of the United States?
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Should True Statesmen Respond?
Immigration was an important benefit to the growth and
strength of early America. But in order for immigration
to benefit America, those who are not inclined to obey wise
laws must not be allowed to further corrupt our society.
takes time to absorb, and become unified with, people from
very different cultures. History has proven that
language and cultural barriers need to be adequately addressed
if any society is to survive. This is why policies were
enacted to limit the number of immigrants, and to screen and
test potential immigrants prior to awarding them citizenship.
Without sufficient time and other precautions, Utah will
continue down the dismal road recently evidenced in
California. We will Balkanize and lose the one advantage
we still have over other nations: a heritage of unity, a focus
on maintaining essential freedoms, and a respect for just and
Those who would come and refuse to abide by the laws that made
our Country should not remain. These criminals should be
deported — not be rewarded with driver's licenses for breaking
In order to stop the lawless hordes
— from all over the globe — who
are invading our nation, we need to stop
handing out enticing carrots,
such as driver's licenses,
health care benefits, and lifetime "resident tuition status."
We should stop thumbing our noses at
American citizens, including law-abiding immigrants who dignify themselves by coming here
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