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The Oregon Illegal Immigration Battle That Affects Every American Nov 4!
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The issue of driver licenses for illegal aliens earns the opposition of 77% of American adults according to Rasmussen Reports polling conducted in 2007, and while ALIPAC helped stop licenses for illegals in all but three states, the new strategy of some Republicans voting with most Democrats to help illegals now has 10 states engaging in this deplorable practice!

Now licenses for illegal aliens is on the ballot in Oregon on November 4 where two thirds oppose licenses and oppose Measure 88 that would grant illegals licenses!

And recently, licenses for illegal...

Measure 88: A road divided
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DEVER-CONNER — Norteno music blared on a radio as Hispanic workers packaged butternut squash headed for markets in Portland and Seattle.

Farm owner Bill Case watched over the activity in his warehouse and talked about the upcoming election. (

(NOTE: It is against Federal law to hire people in the country illegally - there is an adequate supply of AG Visa's available if a farmer needs labor)

Measure 88, on the Nov. 4 ballot, would grant driving privileges to Oregonians without requiring proof of their legal presence in the United States.

Proponents of...

Vote no on drivers card measure
The World

No on Measure 88. I am 91 years old, born in the USA, and served in the U.S. Navy over five years, with honorable discharge.

I had copies of my birthday certificate and discharge papers as I went to renew my drivers license. Motor vehicles would not accept these and was required to mail to Iowa to get original birth certificate.

You would think my holding a drivers license for 70 years would be enough for renewal.

If I was required to do this as a true American that fought this whole World War II in the South Pacific, others, no matter where they are from, should need...

Patti Receives Formal Endorsement from Airline Pilot for Her Strong Stand to Protect Public Safety

I formally endorse Patti Milne in her campaign for election to the Oregon State Senate, District 11.

As a professional airline pilot I thank you for your radio ads criticizing Peter Courtney and Governor John Kitzhaber for endorsing and creating ballot measure 88. They are spot on.

This measure as you have said is an irresponsible feckless political pandering to illegal aliens nationwide that jeopardizes a critical level of aviation security to all Oregonians and everyone using our national air transportation system. This measure should be rejected. Thank you for...

No on Measure 88 (Driver's cards)

No on Measure 88: Measure 88 aims to give driver's licenses to illegal immigrants...

It is interesting that the people supporting this bill — wine makers, fruit growers, etc. — are people who employ low-wage, low-skill employees. Could these employees possibly be illegal immigrants?...

The real reason for this bill should be obvious.

Continued: No on Measure 88 (Driver's cards)
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No on Measure 88: Why don't those who favor such nonsense as Measure 88 come out and say what they really believe: that the rule of law means everyone born into this world has an equal right, not of opportunity... we're all the same and no law should distinguish the masses. Only one law exists in their utopian fantasy: mandated tolerance — which is really no law at all.

Measure 88 has nothing to do with race....At its core, this issue is a reminder that civilized nations of diverse citizenry live better under a just and ordered law. Those who break it, no matter how long they've...

Oregon Voters Oppose Driver's Licenses for Illegals
Center for Immigration Studies
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According to a recent survey, voters in Oregon appear poised to roll back legislation that would have given the state's illegal immigrants the opportunity to obtain "driver cards" (a form driver's license permitted by federal law but not acceptable for federal purposes, such as boarding an airplane). Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber (D), signed the bill into law in May 2013, but a group called Oregonians for Immigration Reform of McMinnville (a town in the heart of the Willamette Valley wine country) gathered more than 70,000 signatures in just a few months to freeze the law pending a...

Measure 88 would go against Immigration Act
Herald and News

The Citizen petition drive that forced Measure 88 to the ballot this November, temporarily saved legislators, who drafted this bill and voted to enact it, along with our Governor who signed it, from committing felonies described below:

Section 274 FELONIES¨

Immigration & Naturalization Act 274A(a)(1)(A): [condensed]

A person (including a group, business, organization, or local government) commits federal felony when they:

Assist aliens s/he reasonably suspects lack authorization, or illegally in the U.S., by transporting, sheltering or assisting them.

Reject driver cards by voting against Measure 88
The Bulletin

Although Gov. John Kitzhaber claims that Measure 88 will promote insured driving among people who can’t prove they’re legally in the country, the lax requirements and glaring omissions of the bill seem tailored to accommodate illegal immigration in the guise of safety. It neither guarantees insured driving nor prevents the driver card from being used as identification.

For instance, Kitzhaber says Measure 88 “requires” applicants to get insurance, but David House, of DMV Public Affairs, contends bluntly: Liability insurance is not a requirement for driving privileges … including...

Driver’s card puts cart before horse
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Oregon's Measure 88 ballot initiative would grant legal driving privileges to people who can't prove legal residence in the United States.

Oregon Measure 88 on the November ballot would grant a driving card to people meeting certain standards but who are unable to prove legal residency in the United States.

We can appreciate the arguments supporters make for the measure, and don’t find them to be completely without merit. However, we can’t get past a strong feeling that it would be a mistake.

Not all that long ago, legal residents and illegal immigrants were able to...