Republican legislators in New Hampshire are introducing legislation aimed at invalidating driver’s licenses issued to illegal aliens in other states, including neighboring Massachusetts. The proposed legislation is designed to prevent illegal aliens, even if they possess licenses from other states, from driving in New Hampshire.
The legislation, which is sponsored by eight Republican state senators and two state representatives, includes the following provisions:
“Individuals in possession of driver’s licenses issued by another state, specifically those licenses exclusively designated for undocumented immigrants who cannot demonstrate legal presence in the United States at the time of issuance, will find those licenses deemed invalid within the boundaries of this state. Such licenses or permits, which ostensibly grant the holder permission to operate a motor vehicle on public roads, will not confer the right to do so within our state’s jurisdiction.”
Under this proposed law, illegal aliens caught driving in New Hampshire would face misdemeanor charges.
The motivation behind this legislation stems from neighboring Massachusetts, which began issuing driver’s licenses to illegal aliens in the previous year. In late 2022, Massachusetts voters approved a law granting state officials the authority to issue driver’s licenses to illegal aliens.
Similarly, Rhode Island now allows illegal aliens to obtain “driver’s privilege cards,” which grant them legal driving privileges throughout the state.
The open borders lobby, supported by elected Democrats, has made the acquisition of driver’s licenses for illegal aliens a central part of its agenda. The goal is to extend privileges that were originally intended for American citizens and legal immigrants to illegal aliens.
Driver’s licenses for illegal aliens are a key issue for the open borders lobby because driving without a valid license is often the first criminal charge that can lead to an individual being taken into custody by ICE for potential arrest and deportation.
This proposed legislation in New Hampshire reflects ongoing debates over immigration policy, state sovereignty, and the rights and privileges of illegal aliens. It highlights the divisions within the United States over how to address the presence of undocumented individuals in the country and their access to various benefits and privileges.