Rob Sampson, Connecticut State Representative (R), in a May 18, 2015 speech, available at, stated:

“We are all the descendants of immigrants, and I certainly support legal immigration, but by issuing documents that legitimize the presence of those who have come into our country illegally, we cannot verify the criminal histories of these individuals, or their health histories. In addition, I fear that although it is stated that these licenses cannot be used for the purpose of voting, that there are not enough safeguards to prevent it from being abused in such a fashion…

This program has caused a tremendous increase in lines at the DMV and as public policy it is ill-advised and unworkable.”

May 18, 2015