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Letter: Don't issue licenses to people here illegally

Patrick Young, program director of the Central American

Patrick Young, program director of the Central American Refugee Center, speaks at a rally celebrating National Voter Registration Day. (Sept. 24, 2013) Credit: Newsday / Karen Wiles Stabile

The writer of "Immigrant licenses would make all safer" [Letters, Jan. 26] overlooks several important points.

A driver's license is a privilege, not a right. A driver's license is accepted as proof of identity and proof that the driver has a legal right to be in this country.

Immigrants who are in this country illegally do not have a right to be in this country. They are not immigrants. They are trespassers at best, invaders at worst.

Our immigration system is not broken; it is being ignored. This is the equivalent of telling legal immigrants that they are stupid for obeying the law and waiting to come here legally.

Judith Durah, Spring Creek
 

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