Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Kuhl on Spitzer Dropping License Plan

Congressman Kuhl just released the following statement:
As many of you are aware, this morning Gov. Spitzer announced that he would be dropping his plan to allow illegal immigrants to obtain New York State driver’s licenses. He said that the opposition is just too overwhelming to move forward. I am pleased to see that the Governor decided to put the safety of millions of citizens above granting privileges to those who entered this country illegally.

While I sat in the meeting with Governor Spitzer and the rest of the New York’s Congressional Delegation I began thinking about how significant it is that due to the public outcry against this fatally flawed plan, the Governor is going to drop his plan. It is a testament to the strength of our democracy when the people’s voice is heard so loud that it stops dangerous legislation.

In this post I would like to recognize and thank of all of the New Yorkers who called into my office and all of the county workers who made it known that they would not break the law for the governor. It is because of the public outcry, that this dangerous and potentially destructive plan will not go into effect in the state of New York. The citizens of New York can rest assured that their voices have been heard and their security has been ensured.

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