Illegal Aliens file Suit demanding Driver’s Licenses

| September 2, 2015

Georgia Government

ATLANTA — A group of immigrants who are living in Georgia without legal status filed suit against Georgia’s Department of Driver Services in federal court Monday, accusing the state agency of violating their constitutional rights by denying them driver’s licenses.

The lawsuit says the plaintiffs — not named in the court papers because of “safety concerns” and “possible retaliation” — have been ordered deported and are seeking to have their removals suspended or whose home countries won’t accept them back. The federal government has issued them work permits and Social Security numbers, indicating they are legally present in the U.S. Historically, such people have been able to obtain driver’s licenses in Georgia, according to the lawsuit. But the state started rejecting them this summer, saying they are “not legally in the United States.”

Citing data from various policy groups, the lawsuit says there are tens of thousands of such people living in the U.S. The lawsuit accuses the state agency of violating their Equal Protection rights.

Georgia driver's license photo

“There is no rational basis for the policy, or even any benefit to the state of Georgia as a result of the policy,” says the lawsuit, filed by Taylor, Lee and Associates, a Norcross-based immigration law firm. “Indeed, if anything, the refusal to issue driver’s licenses to this group of immigrants costs the state of Georgia millions of dollars in lost administrative fees from potential registered drivers.”

This year, a bill that would block state driver’s licenses for immigrants who have been granted a special reprieve from deportation stalled in the state Legislature. In January, a federal judge issued an injunction, blocking Arizona from denying state driver’s licenses for immigrants who have been granted deportation deferrals through the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

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  1. billeeg says:

    What a crock of BS..This is KRAZY, Illegals with legal rights, what a contradiction… Why should it cost me money, as a taxpayer, for some other persons labor needs. If Mr Farmer , Mr Contractor , or Mr Bizz Owner needs help, let him pay all expenses associated with each worker including all medical , educational, or anchor babies. If these cost are including in the ILLEGALS salary, the true cost of these workers will be seen.. And, if the pay rate reflected these cost , you would see Americans take these jobs.. Why don’t Americans take these jobs now ? Because our Government pays more for them to do NOTHING… Mr TRUMP will change that soon…………….. Send ALL ILLEGALS back,ASAP, Heck Yea-all of them

    • NellieJ says:

      billeeg: AMEN! I (AND EVERYONE I KNOW) AGREE WITH YOU 100%!

    • Sara K says:

      WOW AMERICANS WAKE UP!!!!! If they are not here illegally and we did ( let’s just say this did happen and I pray to god it don’t) give them US drivers licence then literally could get by any cop or state offical saying they are legally here… what do cops and officials ask for when they pull you over?? Drivers licence and insurance… Mmm. If they had a driver’s license the cop would have no idea they are here illegally in the county now would they??? So no deportation of them… Even if there deportation time is legally taking longer … Wouldn’t you just leave that state and drive around and never get caught … Is No one thinking here????

  2. MommaLissa says:

    Illegals have got to go!!!
    Trump 2016
    Mrs. Martinez

  3. The Harmattan says:

    I have always been told that driving is a privilege. The illegal alien refuses to acknowledge immigration laws so how are they supposed to understand the issuance of licenses?
    There is no constitutional right to a driver’s license. PERIOD!

  4. Dave Levine says:

    Momma, Trump is pushing a “touchback” Amnesty scheme where he intends to bring back millions of illegals “expeditiously”. In supporting Trump, you’re supporting Amnesty.

    • Bill Richardson says:

      Who else exactly, is proposing deportation? It is what we need, but I don’t see any other politician even brave enough to go as far as Trump.

  5. Ali says:

    Even with work permits and SS numbers, they REMAIN ILLEGAL ALIENS. States have the right to determine standards for issuing driver’s licenses. In fact, under FEDERAL law, states that issue driver’s licenses to illegal aliens are supposed to have their state’s licenses rejected for boarding aircraft or entering federal buildings.

  6. Joyce Clemons says:

    What kind of nation does not permit the repatriation of their own citizens? That is a nation that essentially is deporting their natural born citizens without due process. If the government of that nation is intact and there is no appeal to the international community for aid due to internal natural disaster, famine, civil war, they are violating international law by refusing the repatriation. Any nation that does this deserves international sanctions and penalties. Do you think that lawless nations like this are going to tell the US whether they have a policy of emptying their prisons of violent criminals and sending them to the “idiot” US? Trump is right. We’re stupid. This is exactly what he is talking about.

  7. Marie says:

    I still don’t understand why illegals are not immediately deported on the next plane home as soon as their status is known. ILLEGAL….if you don’t know the definition, look it up. Drivers licenses should be the least of their worries. And by the way, their birth country should be forced to take them back if we are deporting them. It’s their responsibility, not ours.

  8. NellieJ says:

    CALL AND EMAIL THE SHERIFF’S DEPT., POLICE DEPT., I.C.E , GOV. NATHAN DEAL, SENATOR JOHNNY ISAKSON AND THE CONGRESSMEN….DEMAND THESE CRIMINALS BE ARRESTED and DEPORTED IMMEDIATELY! If they can file lawsuits even through an attorney, legally (at least one of their) names (most have several fake i.d.’s) and addresses must be made public knowledge! ILLEGAL ALIENS HAVE NO RIGHT TO DEMAND ANYTHING IN GEORGIA – THEY ARE ALL CRIMINALS! We need to STOP our law enforcement entities from NOT doing their duties and ARRESTING / DEPORTING ILLEGAL ALIENS WHO ARE DEMANDING ANYTHING IN GEORGIA and TENNESSEE….ANYTIME AN ILLEGAL ALIEN (THEY ARE ALL CRIMINALS) OPENS THEIR MOUTH TO PUBLICLY PROTEST, THEY SHOULD BE ARRESTED AND DEPORTED! I will be letting our politicians and law enforcement that I DEMAND ILLEGAL ALIENS BE ARRESTED AND DEPORTED this week….I hope you all will join me in calling, emailing and face-to-face conversations with politicians, elected officials and law enforcement. ILLEGAL ALIENS ARE NOT “IMMIGRANTS”, THEY ARE CRIMINALS!

  9. marvin roberts says:

    Illegal immigrants are not entitled to rights. They broke our laws in crossing our borders. They need to be sent back to Mexico. If I.C.E. was doing its job, they would stop in Dalton, GA and round up all of the illegals residing there. I saw hundreds of them in the CiCi’s restaurant when I visited that community a year ago.

  10. Richard says:

    The only legal right they should have is to get on a bus and driven back to the border they crossed and told to leave.

    They are criminals and should be treated as such.

  11. Pamtax says:

    Our Government has been aiding and abetting illegal immigrants on OUR tax dollars for decades and it has to stop. DEPORT THEM AL. If they seriously want to be here LEGALLY then they can go home and file for it just like the rest do. They do not deserve to be here otherwise.

  12. Guillermo Villarreal says:

    Esos son jueves!
    Those are ball!
    If your hear illegally your not here
    So how can you drive.
    Oh I get it, some sell my soul to the devil
    For a vote to get re-elected politician is helping
    You .
    Wake up America!
    Sound the alarm except this time it’s not the
    British
    The illegals are here, the illegals are here
    And our leaders instead of fighting because
    They want to be P C are letting them take
    over

  13. Sara K says:

    WOW AMERICANS WAKE UP!!!!! If they are not here illegally and we did ( let’s just say this did happen and I pray to god it don’t) give them US drivers licence then literally could get by any cop or state offical saying they are legally here… what do cops and officials ask for when they pull you over?? Drivers licence and insurance… Mmm. If they had a driver’s license the cop would have no idea they are here illegally in the county now would they??? So no deportation of them… Even if there deportation time is legally taking longer … Wouldn’t you just leave that state and drive around and never get caught … Is No one thinking here????

    • Sara K says:

      Oh yea and a drivers license is an American’s privilege, not a right. Some Americans don’t even have theirs bc they lost that privilege… Why are we handing out American drivers licenses to people who are not Americans??? There is no way this article is true… And if the illegal immigrant did file a lawsuit or whatever they are calling it. There’s a lot wrong with this 1) you can’t file a lawsuit of your not an American ( even if for deportation has been extended) 2) you came here illegally shouldn’t they have this person’s name on paper to get them deported even with a fake name. 3) why should American tax payers pay for all the judges and other law officials to even look at this case… I honestly believe this is fake… There’s no way … This is just too stupid

  14. Kennyl says:

    Illegal aliens have no rights in the U.S. They are criminals

    • Daniel Guillot says:

      Immigrants’ Rights | American Civil Liberties Union
      http://www.aclu.org › Defending Targets of Discrimination
      Immigrants’ Rights. No Human Being Is Illegal. Upholding the rights of immigrants is important to us all. The fundamental constitutional protections of due procces to EVERYONE

      Fact check: Illegal immigrants have legal rights | Immigration …
      blog.chron.com/immigration/…/fact-check-illegal-immigrants-have-l…
      Mar 24, 2008 – Fact check: Illegal immigrants have legal rights. … Therefore, U.S.residents — legal and illegal — have constitutional rights such as equal protection under the law..AND THE RIGHT TO A FAIR TRIAL

  15. Brian Shipley says:

    A group of immigrants who are living in Georgia without legal status….why not just call them what they are…ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS!

  16. Billy says:

    Wish we could find an Attorney to Bring Lawsuit against our Elected One’s for Wrongful death to all Victims of Illegal Immigration I feel like an American Outcasts in my own Country

  17. Beth says:

    They have no constitutional rights unless they are citizens of USA-their “rights” are in the country they came from

  18. J. Eagle says:

    You as a illegal are not entitled to the rights as a U.S. citizen are. You refuse to speak English even though 99% of you do speak English. Our schools are forced to speak mexican so the illegals don’t feel left out. TOO F—— BAD. I work retail and have many illegals come in and all they do is complain because they are not getting enough welfare, food stamps and rights as the rest of the U.S. citizens do. Don’t like it GO BACK HOME. You are not going to be missed. Unemployment will go down and Social Security people will get more so they can live better. We need Trump in the oval office 2016 so this crap will go away and the trash will be sent back home. Yeah, you guessed it I am American Indian and THIS IS MY COUNTRY. Get over yourself and get the HELL OUT. Drivers licenses need to be earn like all the rest of us had to do. GET LEGAL OR GET OUT. BYE BYE. DONALD TRUMP 2016 hell yeah.

    • Daniel Guillot says:

      . As of the 1996 welfare reform bill, the following applies to eligibility for federal and state funded welfare programs: Legal immigrants are barred from all federal means-tested public benefits for five years after entering the country and barred from SSI and food stamps until citizenship. ILLEGAL immigrants get even LESS than that.

  19. Gail says:

    the illegals have ruined our country and we are second class citizens. Shame on congress for allowing this mess! They should foot the bill to send them back.

  20. Daniel Guillot says:

    ICE is deporting them as fast as their UNDERFUNDED BUDGET ALLOWS,,,, at this rate it will take over 50 years to get them all
    All we have heard from the republicans is deport.. deport,,deport,,Does ANYONE have any idea what it cost to deport just one person??? It takes about three thousand dollars to SECURE or ARREST someone who is suspected. they are SUSPECTS and not yet CONVICTED of ANYTHING. THEN there is a trial and maybe an APPEAL .““An individual’s deportation is determined in removal proceedings, administrative proceedings under United States immigration law. Removal proceedings are typically conducted in Immigration Court (the Executive Office for Immigration Review) by an immigration judge.ALL this time there is an investigation going on not to mention the room and board of said SUSPECT while they are in custody of the state. NO you cannot stick them into a cab and dump them on the border to die in the Mexican desert,,that may be done in Iran or Russia but not the united states,, which is one of the reasons that they want to come here in the first place.
    We know for sure of about 12 MILLION of them here ,, at three thousand a pop YOU DO THE MATH.

  21. billeeg says:

    WoW…..i didn’t know there were this many of us…. don’t close your eyes, the big problem will be the new musslimes that will be coming… The “mu-ask” on Coleman Rd is going to have to enlarge the parking lot…How can you tell if it is a good musslime…..You can’t, they don’t exist..