Starting May 1st, Undocumented immigrants will be able to apply for a NJ driver’s license

Starting May 1st, 2021, undocumented immigrants will be allowed to apply for a New Jersey license.

In 2019, New Jersey passed the law expanding access to driver’s licenses for those with illegal status, and on May 1st, 2021, the New Jersey Motor Vehicles Commission (MVC) will begin accepting applications for standard driver’s licenses and ID cards from newly eligible New Jersey residents.

The legislation created a two-license system, which includes a regular New Jersey driver’s license, and a license that complies with federal REAL ID license standards. Because illegal immigrants are unable to get REAL ID’s, they would now be able to get the standard license from New Jersey.

Some 719,000 people in New Jersey will potentially benefit from the law, which 14 other US states have already passed some version of. Supporters of the bill say the benefits will bring in more than $90 million in increased revenue for New Jersey. Advocates also say it is expected New Jersey will see an increase in public safety, an increase in revenues to state and local economies, and an increase in the well-being of all families – particularly the hundreds of thousands who will gain access to a driver’s license.

State Republicans staunchly opposed the bill, and slammed Governor Murphy for it.

“In his effort to turn New Jersey into a sanctuary state, the governor has spent more than $2 million of taxpayer money to cover the legal costs of illegal aliens facing deportation,” said Republicans in a petition opposing the bill, which has garnered over 20,000 signatures.

A TLS poll in 2019 showed 85% felt illegals should not be given licenses, while only 15% supported the new law.

 

 

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18 COMMENTS

  1. Disgusting
    They should be immediately apprehended and deported, the moment when they show up at the government agency and acknowledge their being here illegally.

  2. And I as a hard working taxpayer have to produce 6 points of ID to get a drivers license while all they need is a name and address.

    The next thing they will be filling out the voter registration form on the licence and vote in our elections.

    The only way to stop this madness is Vote Republican.

  3. Plus we’ll now have 1000’s of drivers with minimum ins. (If they even get that) & then when they cause accidents (as the certainly will we see that all time drunk driving etc) the bare minimum ins wont cover the loss.

  4. These undocumented immigrants came into this country illegally, and in order to make amends, the government is allowing them to correct their illegal misdeeds by making sure that they are not driving illegally without a license. And while they will still be undocumented immigrants, at least they will now be documented drivers. It’s a step in the right direction.

  5. The majority of illegal immigrants just register their vehicles in states that don’t require liability insurance (hence the overly cautious driving nature) with a friend or relative. Letting them get a NJ license probably will not make a difference. But the blatant disregard for legal citizens is very telling abt where this state is headed.

    • Interesting point. So now they have to buy insurance. Where do they get the money? Let’s say they file a claim (highly unlikely) how do they pay (Western Union) get paid (check cashing place)? Follow the money. (as if it would do any good). Should be informative though.

  6. I think the best thing to do is take away licenses from drivers that have no business driving altogether. Illegal immigrants driving will not add to driving woes. In fact, the difference will hardly be noticeable.

  7. We need to take back this state from the leftists. They’re killing us!

    I want to know how these illegal aliens are going to be paying for accidents that they cause!

    I want to know, if they’re undocumented, how are they able to prove who they are. Don’t they need six points of ID?

    We need to find a way to take this state back.

  8. Whats the big deal. Not everything a Democrat does, has to be bad. They are here. Whether you like it or not. At least They’ll have some type of registration-way to have some oversight. That’s never a bad thing+you give them some type of document they might end up acting more responsible as they have something to lose

  9. None of them wasn’t driving until now. At least now they’ll be some oversight. Ppl here so verkisheft, they can’t see any other side other than their own. The Torah is neither left or right. Its Emes. Hate the bad policies on both sides. Like the good policies on both sides. I tend more to the right, doesn’t mean I have to hate every single proposition from the dems

  10. This one is easy to see both sides. Therefore its not an evil policy. Its just policy. If we cry wolf everytime a dem does anything, nobody will take us seriously (like we don’t take the liberals serious), But of we focus on the really bad and destructive policies like the Cannabis legalization, we might have a chance to make difference and positive impact for us Yiden

  11. How does this new policy hurt anyone? People are riled up by something, yet it does not affect them at all. You will still be able to get your license, and drive on the roads. Why would you care?

    This new policy certainly helps me, although I am not an illegal alien. But for certain reasons, my life becomes considerably easier through this. And I don’t know how anyone will suffer from this.

  12. Good! Taxi & Car Service fares will go down, used vehicle auto sales will go up, most of them are good drivers. The unlicensed intoxicated ones have been driving anyways.

  13. Undocumented individuals are driving ANYWAYS!

    Maybe we can just get rid of the 6 points of ID for all of us?

    I was once in the DMV renewing my license with MORE then 6 points of ID (you can never be too careful in the house of horrors) & the clerk was still giving me a rough time.

    In walked a colored woman, with no documentation. They told her to come back when she had all her papers.

    She began hollering “you’re a racist…” remarks.

    And they let her get her license right there on the spot.

    Maybe we can all try it?

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