In one of the most counter-intuitive proposals yet, the governor of Wisconsin offering to supply state issued ID cards and driver’s licenses to illegal migrants if his spending budget is approved.
Governor Tony Evers tweeted, “We’re announcing tonight that undocumented folks will be eligible to receive driver’s licenses and ID cards. This makes our roads and our communities safer, and helps strengthen our economy and Wisconsin families.”
Evers justifies his faulty thinking by claiming that providing illegals with these means will make driving in the state safer as well as boost the economy.
“It’s not just giving people driver’s licenses, it’s getting them to work,” Evers said. “People will be required to have the training and making sure they know how to drive.”
Meanwhile Republicans, along with any other users of common sense, point out that it will make the state a haven that encourages illegal immigration while also posing the threat of furthering the idea that illegals should be given the power to vote.
Republicans like Rep. Jim Steineke have called for the proposal to be judged on it’s own, rather than being coupled with the budget proposal.