Assemblyman Vas Pushing For Drivers Licenses For Illegal Aliens
"We need to stop being hypocrites and not accepting that they are an important part of the economy of our state," said Martin Perez, president of the Latino Leadership Alliance. "If we use this labor force, we have to assume some responsibility for making sure they get to their jobs legally and safely."That brings us to the question of why people are employing illegal aliens in the first place? To begin with it’s against the law and secondly, the unemployment rate in the United States or in New Jersey, for that matter, is not zero.
Hiring illegal aliens depresses the wages of low-skilled American workers and of those just entering the workforce. It sets up the opportunity for employers to take advantage of undocumented workers and we’ve already heard too many horror stories to discount the problem.
Employers hiring illegal aliens should be prosecuted for breaking the law and elected official should not be working to make this illegal behavior easier or accepted.
Vas’ driver’s license for illegals is a companion to the bill State Senator Ronald Rice (D-Essex) is pushing to grant in-state college tuition for illegal aliens. Rewarding illegal behavior only encourages more of the same. When are our ‘leaders’ in Trenton going to recognize this fact? Maybe they do and they just don’t care.