Argument: Illegal immigrants will not risk deportation to obtain a drivers license
Illegal immigrants are unlikely to reveal their identity and risk deportation
- illegal aliens would not apply for licenses – and certainly would not provide their real names or addresses – if they knew the data would be used to track them."
General evidence that illegal immigrants fear deportation
- Nearly two-thirds of those surveyed said the debate over immigration reform and Congress' failure to pass legislation have made life more difficult for Hispanics.
- 'Our findings suggest Hispanics in this country are feeling vulnerable in the current political and policy environment,' said Paul Taylor, acting director of the Pew Hispanic Center, which released the report Thursday. 'They are feeling a range of negative effects from the increased public attention and the stepped up enforcement measures that have accompanied the growing national debate over illegal immigration.'"