ON FIRE: Kellly Issues Challenge to Sheriff Mark Curran on Illegal Aliens‏

From William J. Kelly…

SAVE THE DATE: Kelly Challenges Curran to Debate at the Republican Assembly of Lake County’s January meeting.

“What happened to the rule of law?” say GOP voters unhappy with GOP politicians over their support of a new bill to give driver’s licenses to 250,000 illegal immigrants

The Illinois Republican Party has a decision to make: Will it be the party of law and order or the party of illegal immigration? In part, that is what the debate in Illinois over driver’s licenses for illegal aliens is really about.

Immediately after the November election, we saw some GOP leaders having a “change of heart” on the issue of granting driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants in Illinois. They want us to believe this is about principles. But that’s a hard sell.

The current debate is also about good policy versus bad policy. In my opinion, SB 957 is bad public policy.

Last week, I wrote a column to report on trouble for the new bill to permit 250,000 illegal immigrants to receive driver’s licenses in Illinois. Leaders in the law enforcement are fighting the bill in Springfield because it eliminated safeguards like fingerprinting and tax-identification numbers from the requirements.

The column has drawn fire because it explained what is taking place in Springfield and the opposition that is mounting against SB 957.

Lake County Sheriff Mark Curran, an outspoken supporter of the bill, responded to my column in a letter on the Illinois Review on Friday. In the letter, he accused me of “inaccuracies” and says he felt compelled to respond.

This is my response to Sheriff Curran’s letter. I believe that the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (the group that is behind the Highway Safety Coalition) and their supporters have been very deceptive in marketing this bill to the public and I explain why here.

The law enforcement community is not behind this bill and the public should know why. That is why I have challenged Sheriff Curran to a debate on this issue when I speak to the Republican Assembly of Lake County in January.

It is not enough for Illinois politicians to tell the public that they should just “trust them” on the issue of issuing driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants. If anything, Illinois politicians have proven they really can’t be trusted on anything.

Now is the time to ask questions and get some answers.

Here’s an excerpt of the original column: Trouble for Driver’s Licenses for Illegals in Illinois

Chicago, IL – A new bill to permit 250,000 illegal immigrants to receive driver’s licenses could be in big trouble in Illinois. The Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR), the group that is behind the bill, is fending off blows from Illinois law enforcement over the bill’s lack of security safeguards.

Opponents say the bill was stripped of key safety and security provisions once it gained political support and outrage has set in. In Springfield, state police chiefs are opposing the bill, SB957, demanding that safeguards be put back in.


About Warner Todd Huston

Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago-based freelance writer, has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and is featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart's BigGovernment.com and BigJournalism.com, RightWingNews.com, CanadaFreePress.com, RightPundits.com, StoptheACLU.com, Human Events Magazine, among many, many others. Additionally, he has been a frequent guest on talk-radio programs to discuss his opinion editorials and current events. Warner is also the editor of the Midwest Editor for RedCounty.com. He has also written for several history magazines and appears in the new book "Americans on Politics, Policy and Pop Culture" which can be purchased on amazon.com. He is also the owner and operator of PubliusForum.com. Feel free to contact him with any comments or questions, EMAIL Warner Todd Huston: igcolonel .at. hotmail.com "The only end of writing is to enable the reader better to enjoy life, or better to endure it." --Samuel Johnson
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2 Responses to ON FIRE: Kellly Issues Challenge to Sheriff Mark Curran on Illegal Aliens‏

  1. Dave Francis says:

    The TEA PARTY will not reduce its bombardment of these twin issues, on both the American Public and Congress as a need to enact “THE LEGAL WORKFORCE ACT” ( H.R. 2885), containing the mandatory E-Verify provision. This is an imperative to remove illegal aliens from the workplace and regenerate millions of jobs to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. Nothing difficult about this policy, except that state and federal legislators need to be harshly reminded by the voters that this nation needs to protect its borders and people from further invasion. In conclusion, a far more controversial law is to force the passage of the “BIRTHRIGHT CITIZENSHIP ACT (H.R.140). This exceeds every financial illegal immigration welfare program, as this aspect represents not in the hundreds of millions, but hundreds of Billions of dollars? We are supporting other countries poverty, to the detriment of our taxpayers. These billions of dollars should be supporting our own impoverished, not a free education for the children of illegal alien parents or the growing lines of foreigners arriving in our hospitals with their children. The simple fact of one stroke of the pen, the correct number of votes could alter illegal alien children getting instant citizenship because their parents smuggled them into our country or came here undetected in the womb of a mother. If this amendment to the 14th Amendment is not altered the payout for the “foothold” babies of illegal aliens will go on forever, and the costs doubled and tripled. Skilled workers YES! Poverty NO! And NO Amnesty?


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  2. constance galanopoulos says:

    I would like to see the illegals sent back or put in prision. They make the claim they are good citizens. Let them be good citizens in their own country. I worked for a company, very republican, they let the illegals put promoted over everyone else. They went out of their way to fire blacks. And when one of them turn on the machine while a maintenance guy was working on it, she laughed. Nothing happen to her, no demotion or firing. They wrote it in the FDA papers that drug companies must do, that is all. Send them back so the American public can find work.