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  • proud_of_who_i_am Jan 18, 1:57 p.m.

    9 out of 10 comments here are pure greed and hate. come on people, in what way has an illegal immigrant has affected you in a negative way or even bothered u in some way. we don't own this country, we were just born here, all of us come from immigrants except the native Americans that were already here when the rest of us invaded their land. all you people leaving this negative comments; don't hate yourself or your everyday life and get it out on this other innocent people, grow up and enjoy life. its funny and amazes me when you go to a mexican restaurant and is full of american citizens, but yet they hate immigrants, especially the latino community. they deserve a chance especially the youth, they just here to work hard, get educated and move up in life, somebody has to do it.

  • driverkid3 Jan 18, 1:08 p.m.

    Roy Cooper is becoming more and more useless as time goes on, and people keep electing him each time. He was a bust as a senator and even worse now.

  • junkmail5 Jan 18, 1:01 p.m.

    Let's see... They are NOT legal immigrants so that means that they don't pay taxes and send most of their paychecks back home to whatever country they are from- torchhappysean

    Ah, ANOTHER person comments without having read the story!

    They are WORKING LEGALLY.

    They have real jobs, paying real taxes.

    And they came here as children, so they're not "sending money back to their home country" because this IS their home country. They were raised here since they were little kids, many have never even BEEN to their home country as adults, and wouldn't have any to 'send money back' to.

    If you're going to join the discussion can you at least understand what you are discussing first? Thanks!

  • torchhappysean Jan 18, 12:30 p.m.

    Let's see... They are NOT legal immigrants so that means that they don't pay taxes and send most of their paychecks back home to whatever country they are from, and last but not least overburden our welfare and healthcare systems. But they feel that they should be allowed to drive legally? I SAY NO!!! I feel that every illegal that applies should have Homeland Security arrest them ON THE SPOT and deport them immediately!!!

  • driverkid3 Jan 18, 11:19 a.m.

    guadalupesalinas70: My ID was stolen and used by an ILLEGAL, I am fighting over a student loan taken in MY name by an ILLEGAL, and my sister was murdered by an ILLEGAL, and YOU demand tthat we support YOU because YOU are an ILLEGAL ALIEN? No, thank you. I can do without those headaches and heartbreaks. I have NO respect for illegals whatsoever. Do it the right way, but you are NOT doing that. You come in here telling us that you are illegal and want acceptance? No way.

  • driverkid3 Jan 18, 10:59 a.m.

    "Too bad there were no American Indians here today to comment on the subject of "illegals"."

    There are a lot of us here, you just don't listen. Why don't you try that?

  • driverkid3 Jan 18, 10:58 a.m.

    guadalupesalinas70, so you are an illegal alien? OK, what makes you think you are OWED something? It's not OUR fault that your parents broke the law, yet every one of us are paying for it in the long run. Is that supposed to make us happy? There is a lot more that I want to say, but I will not get banned from here because of you.

  • junkmail5 Jan 18, 10:27 a.m.

    That would be their parents fault not mine. Bad stuff happens everyday, that's life.- umop apisdn

    So your answer is "Well, her parents did something wrong when she's 2... therefore we should completely destroy the life she knows to punish her for what her PARENTS did"?

    That's your actual answer?

    Wow.

    Welcome to THE UNITED STATES of America foreigners!! Still ONE NATION under GOD!! we speak ENGLISH!!Learn it!- aar6packcuda

    Perhaps you should learn to READ english?

    The person in question speaks fluent english, has been here since age 2, and had a full time job at a law firm.

    Oh, and they're working legally under the DACA too.

  • guadalupesalinas70 Jan 18, 9:49 a.m.

    All I can say is think what u would feel if u were in our shows..if u were
    Brought here illegal and been here all you life, going to school, paying taxes, and
    That you first language is english ...after all this you Have to go back to Mexico
    Were you dont know nothing ....what would you do if it happen to you..or if it was
    Your child???.........:........I am so happy yesterday afternoon I received my work permit....
    Today im going to go get my drivers licence ....I really hope one day you can understand
    Us illegal that our parent bring us here looking for a better life ...and Good or bad they try very Hard!!!!! ...god bless all of yall :)

  • aar6packcuda Jan 18, 9:12 a.m.

    Welcome to THE UNITED STATES of America foreigners!! Still ONE NATION under GOD!! we speak ENGLISH!!Learn it!! We wave the AMERICAN flag only!! If you were brought here illegal!! Go thru the steps to become legal citizen! Quit expecting us to cater to you illegals!! We pay taxes to keep you free loaders up!!I am 43 and have lived here all my life!! That gives me way more rights than you illegals!!if you werent born in AMERICA!! get out and go back where you came from!!AMERICAN BORN & AMERICAN BREAD!!

  • br549znc Jan 18, 8:45 a.m.

    lumberman, agreed.

  • umop apisdn Jan 18, 8:16 a.m.

    "Too bad there were no American Indians here today to comment on the subject of "illegals"."

    What do you think they would tell us? I'm guessing something along the lines of "if you let them come in they'll take over and you'll be forced out." So you're really making a point for deport all the illegals. Also, did Native Americans have a system for immigration? How would the pilgrims have applied for citizenship?

  • umop apisdn Jan 18, 8:10 a.m.

    "In a country you've never been to and know nobody."

    That would be their parents fault not mine. Bad stuff happens everyday, that's life. I've had hardships and had to deal with stuff that wasn't fair but I didn't get on the news to complain about it.

  • lumberman Jan 18, 8:07 a.m.

    ilovedowntown You should adopt all the illegals you can and save the tax payers some cash. Illegal is illegal no matter what the circumstance

  • junkmail5 Jan 17, 7:56 p.m.

    Why are we rewarding felons for breaking our laws. We should treat all of these criminals the same way as those who rob, steal, cheat, rape, murder, pillage! These ILLEGAL ALIENS are committing felonies each day of their lives. They may not have come here of their own volition, but they can surely leave and return home to their country and apply to come here legally.

    I'm not saying you have no idea what you're talking about...but you have no idea what you're talking about-

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/harveysilverglate/2012/05/03/the-arizona-immigration-law-is-beside-the-point/

    "While we refer to them as ‘illegal’ immigrants, immigration violations are not, technically, criminal; they are civil violations"

    and FYI, no they can NOT just go home and apply to get back in legally... if you are here for more than 1 year illegally (which you would have to be if you've come here at age 2) you are banned from re-entry for a decade.

    In a country you've never been to and know nobody.

  • ILoveDowntownRaleigh Jan 17, 7:54 p.m.

    Too bad there were no American Indians here today to comment on the subject of "illegals".

    To all Latins in the Triangle: WELCOME HOME! and thank you for your wonderful contributions to our matrix - past, present, and future. I love your culture, your language, your music, your history, and so many other things. :-)

  • readme Jan 17, 7:50 p.m.

    Deport them all. Read the fine print in DACA. It's a complete joke of our laws. It rewards all kinds of criminal behavior, and not just for minors. If I'm walking down the street in Mexico City, which I've done, I have nothing but respect for people there. But I've got no respect for illegal aliens. Deport them all, stop making excuses for them. They are criminals.

  • musingmachine Jan 17, 7:42 p.m.

    this isn't racist or a religious issue. People, please think before you type. This is black and white. There are laws for a reason otherwise we choose to allow anarchy rule and civilization crumble. I know that sounds extreme but that's the point of laws. To keep that in check. If your parents brought you here illegally but you're working, paying taxes and not breaking the law, then I think you can stay. As long as a legal program is in place to give you proper legal status. Something President Obama promised 4 yrs ago. He needs to lead here and get a proper program in place. Most illegal immigrants are law abiding folks and should be allowed to stay as long as they "pay their way" by coming forward, paying any reasonable penalty and fulfilling other requirements (no criminal record, English speaking, etc). nothing unreasonable.

  • warbirdlover Jan 17, 7:33 p.m.

    I think I will open a store "Bigots R' US!!!! I should be a millionaire in 6 months or less, by reading 90% of the hatefull post on here. I know some kids that where brought to the USA as toddlers. They are as American as any of your kids. One of them plays Violin like an Angel and wants to become a member of a Symphony, she speaks very little Spanish, because her parents insisted that is her native tongue. Her Dad works 6 days a week and her Mom 5 days a week, and I know for a fact have never used Government welfare of any form. I am proud that they are my friends. The parents speak good english with an accent. 90% of them a good hard working people, whom don't bellyache over every little thing.

  • gmarcum Jan 17, 7:28 p.m.

    guadalupesalinas70. So we are racist and ignorant for wanting people to follow the law? That's what makes me laugh about illegals. You come here, break the law knowingly and expect the system to turn and look the other way.

  • g1970lewis Jan 17, 7:25 p.m.

    why not send them back and help the ones who are born here or came in legal. Why do we keep rewarding this. Or open up our country to everyone and do away with citizen ship. If i could have everything and be here Illegal I would. What is wrong with this picture.

  • g1970lewis Jan 17, 7:22 p.m.

    If we are going to let Illegal immigrants have all benefit like NCDL, medicaid, food stamps, housing, then why do we make other people (Example: asians, african, or any others) who do thing the right way to better thier by entering the right was the same with out green cards. Why do we make other come into the country and get green cards is a waste of money for them. I do not believe Illegals are not entitled not anything but to go back to their country and enter the right way. If illegals have kids then we should have homes for their children to help take care of them and send all back, not take care of them.Until they do the correct process. They have a choice take your children back or leave them in a home to have the US to take care of the ones born here. But not Illegal and that would help the USA and us Americans have job and service unstead of them draining our pockets.

  • NC_Beach_n_Mtn_guy Jan 17, 7:20 p.m.

    These people take jobs that nobody else will do. Wouldn't you like to know who was driving the car that you may have had an accident with?

  • kmr84 Jan 17, 7:18 p.m.

    there's so much hate in all these comments that make me sick, I am a DACA recipient, and NO my parents are not undocumented, both of them have their residence card as well as my brother and sister, yes we were all undocumented at one point, but my father being a skilled worker obtained the residency for my family, the only reason that I couldn't be included in the package was because I had turned 21 when it finally was approved, I have been living in the US for the past 17 years, I went to high school, middle school and have been paying taxes ever since I was 17 and started working. So now that I have the possibility to continue my education, drive, why is it so hard to understand that it wasn't our fault that we are here, I don't abuse the system, I contribute, I speak english, I pay taxes, so why is it so hard to understand that having a DL is so important. Come on people!

  • Tax Man Jan 17, 7:11 p.m.

    Why are we rewarding felons for breaking our laws. They should just go home to their country of origin and if they want to be US residents apply legally and enter legally. We should treat all of these criminals the same way as those who rob, steal, cheat, rape, murder, pillage! These ILLEGAL ALIENS are committing felonies each day of their lives. They may not have come here of their own volition, but they can surely leave and return home to their country and apply to come here legally. And their parents should be put in prison/fined/deported for committing multiple felonies including child endangerment and child abuse. What are you thinking???? No drivers licenses - just arrest them, convict them, deport them and make them play by the rules ALL the rest of us have to live by!

  • lizzz Jan 17, 6:59 p.m.

    if they came here illegally they are still here and in the wrong and they dont deserve ANYTHING. send them back.

  • tmstubbs63 Jan 17, 6:43 p.m.

    The Attorney General is supposed to be the chief enforcer of the law in the State of North Carolina.....and now his politics has led him to the conclusion that the word "illegal" does not mean illegal.....really Mr. Cooper?

  • mitchellwifey Jan 17, 6:37 p.m.

    Reading these comments are making me realize how much people want US to not succeed in this country. But i'm gonna tell you something, I have been living in this country for 15 years! and that is most of my life. I am a DACA recipient, an opportunity that i dreamed about. WE have dreams just like any person born in the US. We actually want to become better people and that's why we fight hard to get at least one chance. How many people "born here" have the opportunity to have a licence, to go to college, to have a nice job, to have a career, to have their on business...BUT what do they do? NOTHING!!! and to answer those people saying.."how can it be proven that we were brought here as children?" along with the application and the $465 fee we have to send school records and everything we have to prove that we have been here every month of every year. ITS NOT EASY NOR CHEAP!!!WE ARE HARD WORKING PEOPLE AND WE WANT THE BEST FOR THIS COUNTRY JUST LIKE YOU DO!! IT'S OUR COUNTRY! :)

  • scnewton Jan 17, 6:25 p.m.

    You think the AG is a DEMOCRAT or what????????

  • sjb2k1 Jan 17, 6:23 p.m.

    junkmail5

    yes, they have no sympathy and see things only in black and white.

  • junkmail5 Jan 17, 6:23 p.m.

    ANd here is one of the CLASSIC Leftie lies and bigoted attitude. This is not about IMMIGRANTS, it is about PEOPLE that are criminals. -whatelseisnew

    uhhh...

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/harveysilverglate/2012/05/03/the-arizona-immigration-law-is-beside-the-point/

    "While we refer to them as ‘illegal’ immigrants, immigration violations are not, technically, criminal; they are civil violations"

    So then you won't have any problem deporting their parents once their kids come forward right? Since the parents didnt do the "right thing" according to you.- imback

    it's certainly far less unreasonable than deporting the kid to a country they don't even have a memory of anyway.

  • Uhavenoclu Jan 17, 6:12 p.m.

    No speak English no license and free ride home .

  • warbirdlover Jan 17, 6:11 p.m.

    Geese Louise. Such hatred coming from so called Christians. Hypocrites the whole lot of you.

  • rednek Jan 17, 6:07 p.m.

    "bigotry is terrible"

    Ignorance is worse.
    hollylama
    January 17, 2013 1:21 p.m.
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    IT is NOT bigotry nor ignorance; It IS wanting the laws of the USA ENFORCED! ILLEGAL entry into the USA in a CRIMINAL offense, it is breaking FEDERAL laws; US citizens just want the law applied evenly to ALL residents of the USA!

  • highvolt1 Jan 17, 6:06 p.m.

    guadalupesalinas70. There is where my attitude kicks in. You don't ask us to understand your plight. You comment that we are racist & should be ashamed. With your comment you have formed your opinion, now I have formed mine. I don't respect you our your dilemma

  • Rebelyell55 Jan 17, 6:00 p.m.

    guadalupesalinas70
    January 17, 2013 5:29 p.m........................Base on your post and timeline, your parents did have a chance to become legal and either couldn't due to crimminal record or choose not to, for whatever reason. Also, the path way is open to you now, (unless you have a crimminal record). So what's stop you?

  • oleguy Jan 17, 5:47 p.m.

    How can you tell which ones were brought here as children,, any body could say I was brought here as a child,, and held in a labor camp untill last week,,, Hay folks this aint gonna work,,

  • imback Jan 17, 5:46 p.m.

    guadalupesalinas70
    Since you decided to comment here, how about your parents, are they still here illegally? Would you agree or disagree that allowing the childen of illegal aliens to stay encourages more illegal immmigration or has not effect?

  • klgm326 Jan 17, 5:46 p.m.

    The title of this article is incorrect and inflammatory. The driver's licenses will be made available only to young people who will have received a permit to LEGALLY reside in the United States under DACA. This permit is NOT easy to get, and these people will have submitted a great deal of documentation to prove they are eligible for the program. The media should serve to educate the public, not continue to feed the the prejudices and fears. The title should be changed to reflect the truth -- AG: DMV should issue licenses to young people who qualify under Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. That's the accurate headline.

  • musingmachine Jan 17, 5:36 p.m.

    I was rear ended by a drunk illegal immigrant in New York years ago and have been suffering ever since. Once he was released under his own recognizance, what happened but he fled the country. Then his insurance kicked in a check right away to wipe their hands clean. Ny req'd a min amt of insurance coverage. That check didn't even cover one day in the hospital. I had to spend 3 yrs suing my own insurance company to pay the hospital bills. Moral of the story is to not reward illegal behavior since that only encourages it. This isn't really that complicated. Follow the law to gain a legal status and then you can enjoy the rights of legal citizens. To do otherwise is a double standard that utterly disrespects legal citizens of this country.

  • whatelseisnew Jan 17, 5:35 p.m.

    "I am continually amazed at the rasist attitudes towards immigrints. Keep it up ya'll...the republicans will lose the next presidential election Yeah!!!!"

    ANd here is one of the CLASSIC Leftie lies and bigoted attitude. This is not about IMMIGRANTS, it is about PEOPLE that are criminals. I know of no person that has any objection to people that come into the country legally. Many of them come temporarily and then return to their home country. Many come and go through the process to become citizens. All of those PEOPLE are welcome. It is the criminals that are not. Our Government is IGNORING the law. This is classic. HERE is a STATE Attorney General, basically saying hey I am going to ignore that these people are in the country illegally. So should you receive a traffic ticket, do you think the AG will say, ah thats okay, no need to enforce traffic laws? NOPE you will pay court costs and a fine. There is nothing RACIST about wanting the law enforced.

  • imback Jan 17, 5:33 p.m.

    ""Its not their fault their parents didn't do the right thing. There should be ways they can achieve citizenship easier..." OneLove"

    So then you won't have any problem deporting their parents once their kids come forward right? Since the parents didnt do the "right thing" according to you. Or are you going to tell us that deporting the parents isnt fair either because it breaks up the family?

  • guadalupesalinas70 Jan 17, 5:29 p.m.

    For all of dose that are been so racist and ignorant should get
    Inform first...I am an illegal immigrant brought to the USA
    When I was only 4 years old..I Have gone to school from pre-k
    To High school..I dont know nothing else i dont know Mexico...
    I didn't ask to come here illegal I want to Have a carrier and this is a big
    Opportunity to accomplish my goal...I also know that we all Pay and get jude
    For what one dose...and you should be ashamed of ur self b/c not only Illegal immigrant Have killed while intoxicated.. so please. Stop being so ignorant!!!!!

  • JDGR Jan 17, 5:22 p.m.

    Come Racists stop be selfish, Question, Is not more Illegal to invaded other country with gun's tanks, Helicopters, or don't tell me that is ok because we are American's, or is not more illegal to sell drugs anyplace we can get Marihuana, Cocaine, etc etc, or is not illegal those place's you people use like craiglist, backpage, for sex services? please stop, we are human's don't tell me everything you doing is legal? if you are person do everything legal on you life write me a line have good day and GOD BLESS AMERICA I LOVE THIS COUNTRY MORE THEN A LOT PEOPLE BORN HERE.

  • gmarcum Jan 17, 5:08 p.m.

    Awarding criminal behavior. I wish that I could say that I am shocked....But I'm not.

  • madntad Jan 17, 5:01 p.m.

    NOT JUST NO....BUT HECK NO

  • miketroll3572 Jan 17, 5:01 p.m.

    I am continually amazed at the rasist attitudes towards immigrints. Keep it up ya'll...the republicans will lose the next presidential election Yeah!!!!

    With the damage done to this once great nation by you liberals, I will be supprised if there is another election. Your ignorance is truly amazing.

  • Relic Jan 17, 4:59 p.m.

    No-one would have to worry about license, insurance, tags, being taxed every year on vehicles you already paid taxes on when you purchased it.

    You first.

  • Relic Jan 17, 4:55 p.m.

    "Relic, the article states nothing about a mandatory enlistment in the military, but it should be. Or were you just giving a feel-good fantasyland story about some kid that doesn't exist to make us feel guilty about depriving a good kid a license?"

    I don't do "feel good" or "fantasyland". That's an example, and I do know of several folks that fit that example, of the people covered under this decision. None of these kids broke the law. Their parents did. You want to talk about sending the parents out or making sure they don't get benefits because THEY didn't follow the law then we'll be seeing eye to eye.

  • miketroll3572 Jan 17, 4:53 p.m.

    If they are looking for a license and are illegal then they should be arrested and deported the same day!!! NO QUESTIONS ASKED!!! WHAT IS IT WITH THIS COUNTRY DO YOU NOT KNOW WHAT THE WORD "ILLEGAL" MEANS!!! DUMMYS!!!!!!!!!

    Well said!

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