Gov. Vows to Veto Bill to Give Driver’s Licenses to Illegal Immigrants

By Ryan Orr, Desert Dispatch
June 6, 2007

SACRAMENTO - Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger promised Tuesday to veto Senate Bill 60, which would provide drivers' licenses to those who illegally entered the country.

This is the ninth time that the bill has been introduced into the Legislature since 1994, when Gov. Pete Wilson signed a bill requiring a Social Security number and proof of legal residency to obtain a license.

"I think it's fantastic. I think he needs to veto it every single year," said Assemblyman Anthony Adams, R-Hesperia. "No should mean no."

"The number one source of overpopulation is illegal aliens," said Rick Oltman, spokesman for Californians for Population Stabilization. "The one thing we don't want to do is to make it easier for illegal aliens to cross the border."

Califor nia currently has a population of 38 million, which is expected to soar to 50 million in the next five to 10 years, said Oltman.

Part of Schwarzenegger's campaign in 2003 was repealing a previous version of the license bill signed by then-Gov. Gray Davis before he was recalled. Schwarzene gger signed the repeal in December of 2003.

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