Protect Oregon Driver Licenses referendum 301 on SB 833 giving illegal aliens drivers licenses

Oregon Senate Bill 833 is new legislation that will provide state issued identification in the form of a driver privilege card to those who lack proof of legal presence in the U.S. The bill passed the Oregon legislature and was signed into law on May 1, 2013.

Protect Oregon Driver Licenses – PODL - filed a referendum in an effort to overturn the new law. The referendum petition signatures have been scrutinized and accepted by the Secretary of State's office and Senate Bill 833 will now be placed on the November 2014 general election ballot so that voters can decide if this new law is right for Oregon.

Due to go into affect January 1, 2014, the new law will now be put on hold until after the November 2014 election. If voters choose to overturn the new law by voting NO, the bill will be dropped. If voters approve SB 833, it will go into effect 30 days after the election.

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Providing such documentation (driver privilege cards to illegal aliens) is wrong for a number of reasons beginning with national security and public safety. America's immigration laws were enacted to achieve two primary goals, protect innocent lives and the jobs of American workers.

When this issue of allowing drivers cards for people with undocumented citizenship status came before the Legislature last year, I was among those to vote against it. I felt then, and I feel now, that it is not in the best interests of Oregon or its citizens to have these policies in place.

As the son of an immigrant, I feel...

I’m concerned the new driver’s cards will not positively impact the number of insured drivers on the road, will roll back public safety, will encourage more people to live here illegally, and will give state-endorsed documentation to the undocumented

As an immigrant, my parents chose the USA for a better life not just for themselves but for me. One of the first things they realized was to show gratitude to this new country and its people, we needed to learn English to assimilate and become a woven part of the American fabric. We haven't looked back.

You must oppose SB 833 in its entirety as this is a gateway to illegal citizenship and the benefits that one can receive from US citizenship.

FACT: Since the last amnesty in 1986 illegal alien drivers have killed over 60,000 people.
MYTH: Drivers licenses make people (anyone, not just illegal aliens) better drivers.
NOTE: My son, Drew (pictured) was killed by an unlicensed, illegal alien driver who tried to flee the scene.

Fair, and equal treatment under the law. This is just a way for a select group of people to avoid Oregon law. It will not increase traffic safety or lower the number of uninsured drivers in this state. If allowed to stand Oregon could become a safe haven for criminals and terrorists.

We only need one driver’s license and one...

I strongly support the citizens of Oregon in their legal recall of SB 833, an anti-American law passed by the Oregon legislature, giving illegal aliens legal driver identification cards.

"It is never a bad idea to let the people vote, especially on issues of such importance as aiding and abetting illegal immigration.

The agenda of greedy business interests and the few former lawmen who have now become apologists for criminal activity on illegal immigration is as easy to read as the incrementalism of the...

Giving legal status to drive a vehicle is virtually giving criminals the right to do almost anything they want.  By receiving a valid drivers license it opens the door for the people that receive it to conduct business, open accounts, lease properties and in some cases even vote.

I am against Oregon Senate Bill 833, for two main reasons: the safety and tranquility of all (Oregon residents) and to protect our national security.

It is wrong to provide special drivers licenses to people who cannot prove legal presence in the United States. For Oregon to do so, will only enhance the ability for criminal behavior, thus creating a larger risk to our citizens public safety.  The Sheriffs of Oregon urge you to oppose this measure.

The Sheriffs of Oregon support the citizens veto referendum #301 to overturn SB 833. We urge a NO vote.

I oppose SB 833 because it makes a big federal problem worse and will only delay a long term solution. We welcome immigrants from everywhere and should create more opportunities for lawful work visas, not bury our heads in the sand and pretend that violating the law is ok simply because our federal government hasn’t done its job.

This law is not in the best interest of public safety or our state.

I took an oath to uphold the Constitution and our laws and SB 833 strengthens neither. I voted against SB 833 because it fails to solve the problems that exist and it makes Oregonians less safe.

Giving a person a driver’s license who is in this country illegally is flat out irresponsible and does nothing to protect the citizens of this state.

Please donate generously! We are a grassroots organization with an all volunteer Board. Our active membership and incredible volunteers across the state have dedicated hundreds of volunteer hours and Herculean efforts toward the success of this referendum. Our opponents will likely spend millions trying to defeat it. Our goal is to make the referendum campaign a BIG WIN on election day and we need your help now!  No matter whether it is $5, $20, $50, $10,000 or more, your donation will help. Our mailing address is: Protect Oregon Driver Licenses, PO Box 7354, Salem, OR 97303. Thank you!