Protect Oregon Driver Licenses - vote no on ballot question 88 - on SB 833 giving illegal aliens drivers licenses

Ballot Measure 88 goes down in flames! Nearly 1 million Oregon voters said NO on 88!

Protect Oregon Driver Licenses - PODL - and volunteers throughout Oregon and across the country worked for over a year to overturn SB 833 - a law passed by the Oregon Legislature that would legitimize the presence of illegal aliens in Oregon by granting them highly coveted state issued ID in the form of a driver card. The bill was passed by the Oregon legislature and signed into law May 1, 2013.

PODL filed a citizens veto referendum to overturn the new law. Petition signatures were accepted by the Secretary of State's office and Senate Bill 833 - referred to as Ballot Measure 88 - was on the general election ballot in November 2014.

Ballot Measure 88 was soundly defeated by over 66% of Oregon voters - with nearly a 2:1 margin. In 29 of Oregon's 36 counties Measure 88 was defeated by a greater than 70% NO vote. The voters have spoken and this law will now be dismissed to the archives of bad legislation.

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FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions about driver licenses for illegal aliens

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Those who support giving driver cards to illegal aliens claim that having a driver card will then allow illegal aliens to buy auto insurance, reducing the number of uninsured drivers.

The fact is: Illegal aliens can already buy car insurance - but most often choose not to, or purchase a short term policy and let it lapse. New Mexico, which has granted driver licenses to illegal aliens since 2003, continues to rank near the top of the list of states with the most uninsured drivers.

The truth is: Ballot Measure 88 states only that "Drivers will need to... follow current Oregon law regarding proof of insurance." Which refers only to applicants taking the road test - there must be proof of insurance for the car in which they're tested - that is the only requirement for insurance!

An applicant can borrow a car that is insured, take their driving test and walk out the door with a state issued ID - and never purchase car insurance. Sixty-six percent of Oregon voters defeated driver cards by voting NO on 88. Read more.

Endorsers Showcase

The Protect Oregon Driver Licenses veto referendum campaign has garnered the support and endorsement of members from several branches of law enforcement as well as citizen activists here in Oregon and across the country. To view an individual endorser, simply click on their photo. You can also view the complete list of PODL endorsers.

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.

I oppose granting Drivers licenses (cards) to people in the country illegally because you cannot uphold the rule of law by simultaneously carving out exemptions which undermine it.

The National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers,, is strongly opposed to providing illegal aliens with drivers licenses.

Granting "rights" to Illegal "immigrants" legitimizes and rewards criminal behavior. It destroys respect for the rule of law and insults millions of new Americans who came to this country legally, often at great personal cost .