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Contra Costa Times: no driver's licenses for illegal aliens - 06/16/05

The Contra Costa Times comes out against CA Sen.

Gil Cedillo, driver's licenses for illegal aliens, Part 48310 - 05/19/05

The latest attempt from CA Sen. Gil Cedillo (Democrat - Los Angeles, Mexico) to give driver's licenses to illegal aliens has passed a Senate committee. It now goes to the Senate Appropriations Committee. Note that this current bill is good ol' SB 60, which is distinct from SB 591.

"Backdoor license plan" - 05/06/05

The L.A. Daily News reports on Gil Cedillo's latest attempts: SACRAMENTO -- Stymied in his efforts to allow illegal immigrants to get driver's licenses, Sen.

The SJ Mercury's "special" editorial board - 05/06/05

The San Jose Merc has an editorial entitled "Special licenses better than nothing" which supports giving illegal aliens a special version of a California driver's license. That would be, unfortunately, permissible under the Real ID Act. In addition to generally opposing the Real ID Act, they also complain that the Act would "force California to spend millions of dollars in the next three years creating and storing digital images without being reimbursed for the costs." Hmmm...

Yet another attempt by Gil Cedillo to keep illegal aliens driving - 05/04/05

Gil Cedillo is back with a new bill. However, this isn't trying to give driver's licenses to illegal aliens. Rather, it would waive the impound period for those who are here illegally and who are caught driving without a licenses. At the very least you have to applaud Cedillo for his persistence and creativity. From S.B.

Arnold gives far-lefties the faints - 04/19/05

LAT: SAN FRANCISCO - Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Tuesday urged that the U.S. "close the borders" to combat illegal immigration, though an aide quickly clarified his comment, explaining that the governor merely wants the borders better policed. Schwarzenegger, taking questions at the Newspaper Assn. of America convention, described border security as a "lax situation" and urged tougher measures... The LAT ends with the relatively measured thoughts of CA state Sen. Gil Cedillo. Gil "one bill gil" Cedillo is the sponsor of innumerable bills to give driver's licenses to illegal aliens....

NYT editorial: "On Guard, America" - 02/15/05

[also posted here] The editorial "On Guard, America" (link) says: "Eleven states grant [driver's licenses to illegal immigrants] as a way to encourage highway safety and accident insurance coverage." That statement is disingenuous at best.

9/11 hijacker used bypass code to obtain California [driver's] license - 02/06/05

[Cross-posted to the Command-Post and] SACRAMENTO -- The terrorist believed to have flown a hijacked airliner into the Pentagon on Sept.

Driver's licenses for illegal aliens flops in Redding - 02/06/05

From Lawmaker wants to ease driver's license rules: Hollywood stars' powers of persuasion are apparently negligible in the north state when it comes to the issue of providing driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants... [...Gil Cedillo and his Let Our Nannies Drive bill...] But the glitz and glamour has had little effect on shoppers interviewed Frida

Actors, writers and musicians want you to pay all the costs for their cheap labor - 01/24/05

"Actors, writers and musicians push for immigrant drivers licenses" (link): LOS ANGELES - Hollywood stars are joining the fight to get driver's licenses for undocumented immigrants in California with a new ad featuring a mock award for "Best Nanny."

"Driver's licenses: California should not ease rules for illegals" - 12/10/04

From a San Diego Union-Tribune editorial: At least some of the Sept. 11 terrorists, all Arabs, obtained illegal driver's licenses and used them to board airliners on that horrific day. Which is why the issue of granting driver's licenses to illegal immigrants is a matter of pressing national security concern. Sen. Gil Cedillo, D-Los Angeles, has led a long-running campaign to enact a bill allowing illegal immigrants to obtain California driver's licenses freely.

Fox of Mexico to get tough with the U.S.A. - 10/18/04

More threats from our friends to the south: In recent days Mexican President Vicente Fox and his Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Luis Ernesto Derbez, have sent barbed messages to the U.S.A. The main message - Mexico plans to get tough with the U.S.A. regarding the treatment of migrant workers in this country and the services they should receive...

"The Terminator vows to terminate licenses for immigrants" - 09/22/04

This article in Kansas City's Dos Mundos offers a standard story on Gil Cedillo's "public safety" bill to give driver's licenses for "immigrants" (actually, illegal aliens). What's interesting is the photo from an anti-Arnold protest. It features two masked protesters wearing... Che Guevara T-Shirts. Keep those protests coming!

"Bustamante urged to step in and sign [illegal alien driver's license bill]" - 09/01/04

From the SacBee: State Sen. Gil Cedillo on Tuesday called on Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante to sign his bill to allow illegal immigrants to apply for driver's licenses if the measure reaches his desk while Gov.

How soon could we recall the entire California government? - 08/27/04

Gil Cedillo might soon get Moter Voter cards driver's licenses into the hands of illegal aliens. The CA Assembly has just passed another bill into which SB1160 - the previous driver's license bill - had been inserted. Now it goes to the governor to be signed into law or vetoed.

Spot the error, Part #4932 - 08/25/04

Can you spot the error(s) in the following newspaper report from Torrance, CA's Daily Breeze? Cedillo pushes immigrant license bill PROPOSAL: L.A.

"Legalization for all. Licenses for all." - 08/12/04

That's what's on the signs in the picture on this report of Gil Cedillo's latest attempt to get driver's licenses for illegal aliens: Cedillo issued a news release Wednesday in Sacramento stating that he received a proposal from Schwarzenegger listing conditions under which the governor would support Senate Bill 1160. But Schwarzenegger aides denied any such proposal.

Pro-illegal immigration advocates seemingly have no shame - 06/24/04

They're attempting to not-so-subtly paint Schwarzenegger as a Nazi if he doesn't support Gil Cedillo's legal-driver's-licenses-for-illegal-aliens bill: Tarzana a group of five rabbis from the Valley and one from Hollywood said they support giving licenses to illegal immigrants, but object to the governor's suggestion that such licenses have a mark which identifies the person as an illegal. "It is inappropriate at best and deeply upsetting at worst," said Rabbi Dan Moscovitz of Temple Jude

Arnold decides he likes it when people vote for him - 06/02/04

It looks like Arnold Schwarzenegger is getting smart on the legal driver's licenses for illegal aliens issue: Gov.

Time to make some phone calls - 03/24/04

From the John and Ken (KFI radio-Los Angeles) blog: We have contacted all the Republicans in the State Senate and the State Assembly asking one question- how will you be voting on Senator Gil Cedillo's Illegal Alien Driver License Bill (SB1160)? ...If you DO NOT see your Senator or Assembly member, then they have replied with a big fat NO to SB1160. For those who have not replied to any phone messages or seem to be on the fence about the issue, we have kindly made available their contact information.

Schwarzenegger, Cedillo "working hard together" to give driver's licenses to illegal aliens - 03/17/04

Here's a radio interview with CA state Senator Gil Cedillo. He's the author of a bill that would give driver's licenses to illegal aliens. The interview took place on a Spanish-language radio station and was translated by KFI: Radio host: Respect the Sombrero, the huaraches (leather sandals). But, they don't want to respect us, senator, they don't want to give us licenses. How is this bill coming along, the driver's license bill? Senator Cedillo: As far as the governor is concerned, everything is all right.

Are Schwarzenegger and Cedillo trying to pull a fast one? - 03/08/04

Heard on the John and Ken Show (KFI Los Angeles): According to Ron Prince of, the new CA driver's licenses for illegal aliens bill is designed to be "referendum-proof" and if it passes, an initiative would need to be created to overturn it. The next time an initiative could be voted on would be two years from now. No web page with this information is available yet.

Gil Cedillo: using a horrible crime for political purposes - 03/01/04

You might recall the story of the Fremont mother and daughter who were murdered in Fremont a month ago. They were illegal aliens, and one of their family members tried to blame their murders on the fact that they didn't have driver's licenses. They were murdered while walking to work; if they'd had driver's licenses they could have taken a car.

Boxer foes court Bush, but oppose immigration plan - 03/01/04

From the San Diego Union Tribune (link): The four candidates seeking the GOP nomination to run for the U.S. Senate [generally agree with Bush except] on one issue - President Bush's plan to allow millions of illegal immigrants to have temporary legal status - the candidates have been willing to openly criticize the president. ...As a group, they've taken a tougher stance on immigrants than the president, reflecting a split in the Republican Party between hard-liners and those wishing to accommodate illegal immigrants and their employers. ...[Proposition 187] - passed but later...

Top Contributors To Arnold [Schwarzenegger] By Industry - 02/15/04

The chart (from includes this Arnold quote: "Any of those kinds of real big, powerful special interests, if you take money from them you owe them something". See also "Schwarzenegger patrons provide money, support": Schwarzenegger is turning

"A desperate governor makes rash promises" - 08/06/03

The San Diego Union-Tribune and the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin both have editorials opposing SB60, Gil Cedillo's bill (now supported by Governor Gumby Davis) to give driver's licenses to illegal aliens: "Easing license rules a wrong move for state" "Unlicensed aliens: A desperate governor makes rash promises" (Via DailyPundit and CalBlog)

Davis: "I'll sell out my country to keep my job" - 07/29/03

Gray Davis didn't say that exactly, but he might as well have: Gov.

The L.A. Times prints a correction - 07/10/03

In a previous post I complained about an LAT article that had a statement from CA State Senator Gil Cedillo in which he stated that illegal aliens could join the U.S. military. The LAT has now printed a "For the record" section in which they state that only legal residents and citizens can join the military. Lonewacko gets results, but Lonewacko doesn't crow about it.

"They were here first" - 11/21/02

[UPDATE: The link doesn't work anymore, here's an archive, full quote below.] KCET's Life & Times did a report a while back featuring California State Assemblyman Gil Cedillo, who created a bill to give driver's licenses to illegal aliens. "For public safety." Yeah, right.