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Driver card referendum: Oregon sheriffs group opposes measure

OregonLive.com
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The Sheriffs of Oregon political action committee opposes a measure on the November ballot that would grant driving privileges to Oregonians who can't prove they're here legally.

"Offering the privilege to drive to people who are breaking the law makes no sense to those of us who enforce the law," Clatsop County Sheriff Tom Bergin said in a press release...

The group's opposition strikes at the heart of the argument from driver card supporters, who say the cards would improve public safety by allowing Oregonians (illegal aliens) who already drive to be licensed and insured.

Driver cards have deeply divided supporters and opponents...

Twenty-eight sheriffs voted to oppose driver cards, the press release said. "The remaining eight sheriffs have not taken a public position on the measure to our knowledge," the statement said.