January 27, 2015

News on SB 6 – the bill to end the practice of GOP-controlled Georgia rewarding illegal aliens with drivers licenses – like in California

Posted by D.A. King at 10:53 am - Email the author   Print This Post Print This Post  

The below report is courtesy of the subscription website Insider Advantage Georgia.

Note: Senator Josh McKoon was detained with state business yesterday and was unable to file his bill before the Secretary of the Senate office closed for the day. He will formally file SB 6 today.FYI: Currently, 12 state Senators have shown their support for SB 6 by signing their names as co-sponsors. There are 38 Republican state Senators in the Georgia legislature. They all ran as conservatives. They must all run again in 2016.

We will post the names of the Senators who have not yet signed on to SB 6 as co-sponsors each week starting tomorrow.

Insider Advantage Georgia

McKoon drops bill to deny driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants
by Louis Mayeux | Jan 27, 2015

Sen. Joshua McKoon, R-Columbus, said Monday his proposed legislation to stop illegal immigrants from receiving Georgia driver’s licenses would restore a longtime prohibition in state law overturned by President Obama’s actions expanding “deferred action” on deportation.

McKoon told a press conference that the bill answers a series of actions by Obama, including an executive order in November. “The people of Georgia do not want to defer to this president’s judgment on who will be issued a Georgia’s driver’s license,” he said.

While opponents say the bill lacks compassion, he said, “what about compassion for a person who’s been out of work 12 months because the job is filled by someone who’s been in the country illegally? Why should we reward illegal conduct?”

He said the bill, which he “dropped” Monday, has about a dozen co-sponsors. “I’m very encouraged by the level of support that the bill has,” he said, adding that he’s “looking forward to a very robust debate” on the issue.

The legislation would prevent driver’s licenses from being issued to illegal immigrants, including those with “deferred action” status who have work permits and Social Security numbers. He said a total of 12,000 illegal immigrants have state driver’s licenses, with many more applying. Already-issued driver’s licenses would be invalid if the bill passes, with vehicle impoundment authorized for repeatedly driving without a license.

The bill gives the message to those in other countries that Georgia is not “going to roll out the red carpet” to illegal immigrants and brings fair treatment for those who follow the rules of legal immigration. “It’s no way meant to be mean-spirited,” he said. “It means to be affirmative of the legal immigration process.”

How you can help with SB 6 HERE.