Cass Ballenger, MBA, US Representative (R-NC), in a Sep. 17, 2002 press release on his co-sponsored Drivers' License Integrity Act, H.R. 5322, argued:

“In too many cases a person’s immigration status is not even an issue in granting a license or ID. Clearly, we must address that shortcoming, as it has direct bearing on our national security… A driver’s license or state identification card is an essential tool, used by illegal aliens to solidify their presence here and to move about freely. This is a clear threat to our safety and economic security.”

Sep. 17, 2002