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Friday, February 16, 2007

The Government Will Carefully Screen Every Immigrant!

Source: Pittsburgh tribune Review

Especially in the all important cavity search for sugar filled ponies...(Luckily for our Homeland Security forces due to the amazing, laboratory proven minty freshness of our cheerful invader class this is no chore, it's a treat!)
While most states tightened requirements for obtaining driver’s licenses after 9/11, illegal Ghanaian immigrant Sam P. Thompson was able to obtain commercial driver’s licenses to operate trucks in at least two states — Maryland and Kentucky, records disclose.

Today, Thompson, 32, of Gaithersburg, Md., sits in the Westmoreland County Prison in lieu of $100,000 bond awaiting a preliminary hearing on vehicular homicide and other charges after driving a tractor-trailer that rear-ended a car along the Pennsylvania Turnpike last week, killing a Honduran diplomat.

The body of Nuria Ortiz Navarro, 31, a trade and investment promotion counselor for the Honduran embassy in Washington, was returned last weekend to Honduras for burial.

In a brief court appearance last week, Thompson claimed he had immigrated to the U.S. from Ghana eight years ago and lived and worked in Maryland for the past 2 1/2 years.

“He did possess a class CDL license in the state of Maryland, and it is valid,” said Buel Young, spokesman for Maryland’s motor vehicle department.

Records indicate that before he moved to Maryland, Thompson lived and worked in Kentucky, where he had carried a valid driver’s and commercial license dating to 2005, according to officials there.

Kentucky officials maintain that privacy rules prohibit them from discussing how Thompson obtained valid driver’s licenses in that state. But that state’s published guidelines indicate that an applicant must have proper credentials stamped by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Service.

In May, Thompson received his driver’s license and commercial trucking license in Maryland, according to the state’s motor vehicle department records. It is valid until February 2011.

Maryland is among a handful of states — including Oregon and Maine — that do not require proof that a person is in the United States legally before issuing a driver’s license, Young said……
Just remember this when elected officials assure you that immigrants will be screened. We can't handle the numbers now, why would that situation improve with more immigrants?

H/T immigration watchdog

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