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  • brassy Jan 25, 4:41 p.m.

    "Martinez said she has to get to her job at a Raleigh law office without a driver's license."

    Yet she doesn't appear to understand the definition of the word "illegal."

  • shykidd89 Jan 24, 12:20 p.m.

    mstrspydog - First of all learn your facts please. Illegals do not have the right to vote nor do they have the right to obtain a drivers license.

    Under the program they have lawful presence which means they do have the right to obtain a drivers license while the permit is still valid.

  • mstrspydog Jan 23, 1:38 p.m.

    so how do ILLEGAL immigrants in the USA have the right to vote, get DSS / food stamps, driver licenses, and work?
    If a US citizen tried to do ANY of these they would be locked up. Why not these people?

  • ConservativeVoter Jan 17, 4:57 p.m.

    Illegal immigrants are criminals who are here illegally and should be deported.

    They are entitled to zero rights that American citizens are entitled to.

    Unfortunately, they illegally voted for Obama in 2012 so Obama is wanting to reward them with amnesty and citizenship for their efforts to get him elected.

  • ConservativeVoter Jan 17, 4:55 p.m.

    The law firm should be penalized for hiring an illegal immigrant instead of an unemployed American citizen.

  • ConservativeVoter Jan 17, 4:54 p.m.

    She's in the country illegally.

    She's an illegal immigrant.

    She's a criminal who should be deported for being here illegally.

    She does not posses the right to drive because she isn't here legally.

  • Lightfoot3 Jan 17, 4:02 p.m.

    "drives anyway without any concern for the law" - JohnnyVoodoo


    I see people every day that speed without any concern for the law. Wonder if they're illegals?

  • JohnnyVoodoo Jan 17, 3:11 p.m.

    Let me get this straight. She's an illegal alien, she has no license but drives anyway without any concern for the law, and last but not least....she works for a LAW firm. ....makes perfect sense to me. ..NOT.

  • lgjhere1 Jan 17, 2:30 p.m.

    Let’s face it, this driver's license thing is just one aspect of a much larger 20th century issue that has slopped over into the 21st century and the time has come to finally resolve it. A new worldwide book/ebook explains the role, struggles, and contributions of immigrants and minorities: "What Foreigners Need To Know About America From A To Z: How to understand crazy American culture, people, government, business, language and more." Endorsed by ambassadors, educators, and editors, it paints a revealing picture of America on numerous subjects for those who will benefit from a better understanding. Immigrants and the children they bear account for 60 percent of our nation's population growth and are 60 percent more likely to start a new business than native-born Americans. It identifies "foreigners" who became successful in the US and contributed to our society. However, most struggle in their efforts and need guidance if they are to contribute. Perhaps intelligent immigration refo

  • so you dont like my opinion ok Jan 17, 1:20 p.m.

    @ driverkid3 let them hitchike to the jobs they STEAL from the citizens of this country..

    I have a great idea, since you hate illegals so much, why don't you STEAL their jobs, like working in fields etc...?

  • so you dont like my opinion ok Jan 17, 1:17 p.m.

    driverkid3 *** they all here to give their family a better life, have you been to rural parts of Mexico? It is eye opening, I would do whatever it took to provide a better life for my family and only a few come with drugs, 90% are good people. Unfortunately the 10% of bad people spoil it for the rest.

  • driverkid3 Jan 17, 1:02 p.m.

    watts1000, I have had my ID stolen and used by an illegal, I am now trying to straighten out the mess of a student loan that I never had, and I am mourning a sister that was murdered by an illegal. With all the fake and stolen documentation, there is no way on God's green earth that one can be sure they are NOT illegal. So, go on somewhere else with your excuses for them, ok, cause I'm not having it.

  • driverkid3 Jan 17, 12:30 p.m.

    Willie_11::::These people are mothers, daughters, sons, fathers with family who love them and a God that wants them to make a better life for themselves.

    You want to look at it that way? Fine, let's do that. God gave them a beautiful country that they have let criminals take over. If they were so smart and hard working, they would stay and clean up their own country! Instead they run here with their hands out and loads of drugs, gang members and such, also diseases that spread out to all of us. Their arrogance is beyond comprehension, and NO ONE seems to want to do anything about it. This sorry government that we currently have bows down and kisses their feet and gives them whatever they want. This is NOT right and never will be. Chew on that for awhile!

  • krimson Jan 17, 12:13 p.m.

    If you qualify for DACA and want a DL, just go to one of these States... They'll be happy to give you one...

    California
    Connecticut
    Delaware
    Florida
    Georgia
    Illinois
    Indiana Massachusetts Maryland Nevada New Mexico Tennessee Texas Utah Virginia Washington Wisconsin

  • krimson Jan 17, 12:06 p.m.

    "If I see them working in a place, I will turn around and walk out."

    Driverkid, if you have the ability to walk in a place and know on sight who has the legal ability to work there, you should be running a federal agency!

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

  • driverkid3 Jan 17, 11:45 a.m.

    teleman60::::They ARE NOT ON WELFARE

    That is BS! Go to Wal Mart and watch how many of them pay for groceries with food stamps, go to the welfare office and see how many of them are there, and go back to the WRAL story about them getting thousands of dollars in tax refund checks ILLEGALLY! Last, but not least stop trying to tell people that knwo better that they are not getting welfare. We know better, and people like you need to wake up!

  • goldenosprey Jan 17, 11:19 a.m.

    Of course Obama has a bleeding heart for illegals, he is one! I don't believe he was born in Hawaii.

    There should be no debate about this. Let the libs and the illegals go to Mexico - they can live there making it a better place to live together! and in 4 long years, Obama can go there and take away all the drug cartel's weapons!
    Click to view my profile - Lady Marksman

    Love the screen name and the christfish avatar and the birtherism. The combo speaks volumes. But I would suggest Mexico is better suited to conservatives- no Obamacare, weak antitrust laws, low taxes, pitiful environmental regulation, lots of cheap labor about...

  • goldenosprey Jan 17, 11:11 a.m.

    "If I see them working in a place, I will turn around and walk out."

    Driverkid, if you have the ability to walk in a place and know on sight who has the legal ability to work there, you should be running a federal agency!

  • Lightfoot3 Jan 17, 11:00 a.m.

    "They either hitchhiked or walked into the USA ILLEGALLY" - driverkid3


    Haven't seen many 2 year olds hitchhiking or walking from Mexico. This story is about kids brought here by their parents, growing up as virtual Americans. Not quite the same as those adults that come here.

  • driverkid3 Jan 17, 10:19 a.m.

    'But you have to hitchhike there,'" said Isabel Barbarin

    AND???? They either hitchhiked or walked into the USA ILLEGALLY, let them hitchike to the jobs they STEAL from the citizens of this country.These people that protect them would make a maggot gag.

  • Save It Jan 17, 10:12 a.m.

    Want to get depressed? Find any comment board from a news organization in the south. You can swim in the ignorance.

  • driverkid3 Jan 17, 10:11 a.m.

    disgusted2010::::People do not respect laws any more.

    If she is not going to respect the law about being illegal, the drivers's license is nothing to her. She has been here MORE than long enough to get citizenship, and she is working at a LAW OFFICE? I will NOT support any business that hires like that. If I see them working in a place, I will turn around and walk out.

  • Lightfoot3 Jan 17, 10:08 a.m.

    "Of course they do....they want everything and want it for free." - ncouterbanks69


    Sounds like someone only read the headline instead of the article. They need their license to drive to their JOBS.


    "Forget that they are criminals and very few actually contribute to society." - ncouterbanks69


    Again, brought here as minors and they have jobs.


    "The deportation of these criminals should be priority number one..." - ncouterbanks69


    You sure it's not stopping gay marriage? :)


    "But let's put the blame where it belongs...on the parents." - smdrn

    Exactly! So why punish the kids that are productive and have only known America as their home?

  • Lightfoot3 Jan 17, 9:58 a.m.

    If they were brought here as minors, and are now contributing members of society, I have no problem with giving them a driver's license and giving them a path to citizenship. For most, America is their only home. Being deported to Mexico would be like sending them off to a strange country because of what their parents did.


    Now that doesn't mean we don't need to address the other illegals, that are not being productive, living on welfare, etc. If you're a leach on society AND illegal, you should be deported, even if you were brought here as a minor. Yeah, it's a tough situation for them, but chosing to be a leach shows they don't want to contribute or improve.

  • ncouterbanks69 Jan 17, 9:50 a.m.

    Of course they do....they want everything and want it for free. Who doesn't? The thing is people (not educated ones) actually want to give them these freebies and say well it's only fair the taxpayers help these poor souls. Forget that they are criminals and very few actually contribute to society. The deportation of these criminals should be priority number one but no....we want to actually stop things guarenteed in our constitution instead. What a mess this country has become.

  • prodigalrn Jan 17, 9:46 a.m.

    The why all the crying about voter suppression in disticts where Barry got 100% of the vote, a mathematical anomaly by the way
    Crumps Br0ther
    January 17, 2013 9:17 a.m

    You care to show real data, (Not Fox News 'data') that shows any candidate got 100% of the vote in any district, other than a 100%-black community, and even then I'd have my reservations if I saw 100% for any one candidate. Link, please?

  • JohnnyVoodoo Jan 17, 9:35 a.m.

    Hopefully, when her boss sees her on the news, they'll fire her immediately. I'm pretty sure the law firm doesn't want to be associated with a story like this which will reflect a negative image on their firm. Plus, any judge that sees her walk into the court room can possibly have the baliff escort her to the magistrate's office. She wasn't too bright to expose herself by appearing on WRAL and flashing her picture for everybody, including law enforcement and immigration officials to see.

  • JohnnyVoodoo Jan 17, 9:31 a.m.

    It's like this...if you're driving around in a car that your mom and dad gave you and you're stopped by the police for a expired plate, they run your tag and it comes back stolen...guess what, YOU GO TO JAIL. Same thing with citizenship, your parents are illegal and you get stopped.. you're illegal too. Mom, Dad, and the kid all take a trip back across the border. Comprenda?

  • itsnotatumah Jan 17, 9:29 a.m.

    "Just make them all legal & be done with it - let's just open up the gates & invite them all in!" -Wake1

    Nice try illegal.

  • NE Raleigh Jan 17, 9:26 a.m.

    Are the illegals above public transportation? They should consider themselves lucky to be able to remain in the United States and not deported like they should be.

  • Crumps Br0ther Jan 17, 9:17 a.m.

    Morrigan: what voter fraud are talking about? Voter fraud is a myth. or so rare and scattered as to make zero difference in any election.
    RockGuitar

    The why all the crying about voter suppression in disticts where Barry got 100% of the vote, a mathematical anomaly by the way

  • sunshine1040 Jan 17, 9:06 a.m.

    What part of illegal do some people not understand. If you are not in the US legally then you go back home and apply for the proper visas if you cannot get back home you go to the INS and ask them to give you a one way ticket to the place of your birth. At 16 time to grow up and obey the laws if whatever country you are living in or if you do not like the laws then get in the politics of your homeland and change themn

  • smdrn Jan 17, 9:05 a.m.

    I get that it really isn't fair to the children of parents who decided to break the law and live here illegally. But let's put the blame where it belongs...on the parents. Please stop blaming the laws of this country because it creates an inconvenience to someone. Your parents put you in this situation when they knowingly broke the law. If there is a way for you to become a legal citizen and you want to stay in this country, you do what you have to do the legal way. Sorry to inconvenience you by expecting you to follow ALL the laws here.

    And like another poster said, driving is a privilege here...not a right. There are many people that have to rely on public transportation to get to work. Some because they don't have the money for insurance and a vehicle, some because they don't want to drive, and others that lost their driving privileges by breaking the law. This is the real world...not Fantasy Land at Disney.

  • Willie_11 Jan 17, 8:58 a.m.

    I cringe at the term illegals being thrown around directed at human beings. These people are mothers, daughters, sons, fathers with family who love them and a God that wants them to make a better life for themselves. But, God also wants them to follow the law of the land - get proper insurance. I know its a hassle and unfortunate that they weren't lucky enough to be born in the US. But, they need to go through the proper channels to achieve citizenry.

  • so you dont like my opinion ok Jan 17, 8:58 a.m.

    For goodness sake, you can't make 12 million disappear in a puff of smoke, just give them the licenses so they can register and insure their vehicles, that way, if they are at fault in an accident with us, their insurance can pay for the damages. They work jobs that probably 90% of us wouldn't want to work, stop being so hateful with your comments...

  • Wake1 Jan 17, 8:57 a.m.

    Just make them all legal & be done with it - let's just open up the gates & invite them all in!

  • teleman60 Jan 17, 8:54 a.m.

    More comments from the NC intentionally misinformed.

    These are children who were brought here by adults and have only known America as home their whole lives. They ARE NOT ON WELFARE~THEY ARE NOT IN GANGS~They ARE TRYING TO WORK and They have gotten jobs!!
    THEY ARE NOT LIKE the teens in my neighborhood breaking into homes, constantly arrested and released, walking the streets with $400 cell phones!
    THEY Actually applied for the Federal program! That takes courage that many of the louder voices posting here don't have!
    These kids actually are willing to WORK TO BE AN AMERICAN!!

  • aetius476 Jan 17, 8:49 a.m.

    "and what about the cost of doing such a thing? who pays? seeing everytime he does anything with costs involved the right screams bloody murder......." - SouthernPackerFan

    Has not stopped lord O'bama from doing whatever else he felt like doing.

    Heck, just yesterday he dropped another $500 million in taxpayer cash by executive decree.

    Where does it all come from? Who cares, its just borrowed money! We will worry about it AFTER the party is over.

    They pick it off the money tree on the south lawn at the WH....

  • notkidding Jan 17, 8:48 a.m.

    Headline: "Illegal immigrants say DMV should restore driver's licenses" ... Why do we even post what Criminals want?
    We really need to wake up!

  • busyb97 Jan 17, 8:48 a.m.

    ILLEGAL...buy a dictionary and look it up! Uggh.

  • Barely Jan 17, 8:48 a.m.

    That's what happens when a bill gets pushed through around election time. It sounds pretty and buys votes, but it is never well thought out.

  • imback Jan 17, 8:47 a.m.

    "A country founded by immigrants, at the expense of its native peoples, now eschewing immigrants. way to go." RockGuitar

    Funny how posters like you always seem to lump illegal and legal immigrants into one pool. I dont see or hear too many people bashing legal immigrants. Of course, you dont want to make that distintion do you? By the way, there were never any native people on this continent, American Indians immigrated here just like everyone else at one time.

  • itneverchanges Jan 17, 8:47 a.m.

    Illegal immigrants say DMV should restore driver's licenses. REALLY , REALLY THIS IS A HEADLINE????? How about register to be a citizen first!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • jamesvasilko Jan 17, 8:44 a.m.

    What part of illegal don't they understand? Nobody who is here illegally should have a drivers license.

  • readme Jan 17, 8:43 a.m.

    Um, how about NO. Deport them all.

  • JohnnyVoodoo Jan 17, 8:41 a.m.

    Many American citizens are struggling with the high cost of health insurance and some can't afford it all. Not to mention the high rates of utilities, groceries, gas, etc. In addition, if we break the law, we are charged and required to appear before a judge in court. However, if you are, let's say, an illegal alien sneaking across the border from Mexico and breaking the law, you believe you're entitled to all the amenities of an American citizen. A driver's license, opportunity to attend college at in-state tuition rates, get a free ride on health services and social services, etc. My question is...why do you believe for one second that you're entitled to any of that when you're not even suppose to be here in the first place? As an American citizen, I say you don't deserve one single thing but a police escort back across the border. You wanna come here?...then get in line like the rest of those who do it the right way!!!!

  • HANS FOR PRESIDENT!!!!! JK Jan 17, 8:41 a.m.

    "Illegal immigrants say DMV should restore driver's licenses"

    Someone please explain the definition of the word "ILLEGAL". What in the world is this is going on here????????????????
    gt_footba

    ____________________________

    The word "illegal" means against the law. "llegal immigrant" would refer to one in another country illegally. It's concerning that it confuses you that much.

  • kparrish20 Jan 17, 8:41 a.m.

    Illegal means that it is against the american constitutional laws. That means the same as if we americans done something illegal like:identity theft, drinking under age of 21,driving without license, stealing, breaking and entering, you name it, for us americans, illegal will put you behind bars for the rest of your life. But immigrants can break any law they want and are patted on the shoulder with a "GOOD JOB!!" Take them back where they belong. Or further more, let us americans go to their country and do something like this, we would possibly be killed. (Our illegal immigrants can even get away with murder in our country now days.)SouthernPackerFan, I would gladly pay more to have EVERYONE of them deported. Not just a few. Pack them all on a bus and i would gladly pay for their gas to take them back. Im sure there are plenty of americans who would do the same. Like start a funding bank in every state that says we will load them all up millions at a time and drive them back if we pay

  • jeffjohnson123 Jan 17, 8:36 a.m.

    Try not paying your taxes, then see how lenient the government is on your plight even though you are a legal citizen !

    Try driving while intoxicated and watch as the government confiscates your legally registered vehicle belonging to a legal US citizen.

    If you want to bemoan the governments actions, why not start with the abuse of its legal citizens.

  • itsnotatumah Jan 17, 8:34 a.m.

    "Illegal immigrants say DMV should restore driver's licenses"

    My sides have left orbit. Come here legally or get out.

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