David Seminara, Fellow of the Center for Immigration Studies, in an Oct. 22, 2014 article, "Oregon Voters Oppose Driver's Licenses for Illegals," available at, stated:

“Voters are deeply skeptical of measures providing any sort of benefits to illegal immigrants for good reason. In the United States, where a huge majority of citizens do not own a passport, a driver’s license provides de-facto legitimacy…

It also sends a mixed signal to illegal immigrants, many of whom aren’t fluent English speakers and don’t understand all of the nuances of our political system. If the state takes their photo and hands them an official looking card, that gives them a feeling of legitimacy and no doubt confirms their impression that the United States isn’t serious about enforcing immigration law.”

Oct. 22, 2014