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McDonough: Drivers license law makes Maryland ‘Disneyland for illegal immigrants’

A new Maryland law granting drivers licenses to immigrants who live in the country illegally may officially be on the books but at least one state legislator continues to rail against it.

Del. Pat McDonough

Del. Pat McDonough

Del. Patrick McDonough, R-Baltimore, said the law is the prime example of how “the General Assembly is so infected with the illegal alien advocates that the people of Maryland are just shut out and have no voice whatsoever.”

Drivers applying for the license so-called second-tier license will need to show some form of identification, such as a birth certificate or passport. They will also have to pass both a written and driving exam and provide two-years of state income tax filings, according to the Associated Press.

“The Maryland General Assembly is a pro-illegal alien advocacy group,” McDonough said. “This is a tragedy and they’ve made Maryland the Disneyland of America for illegal aliens.”

McDonough said he believes the state is less safe because of the law but erroneously invoked the name of a 911 terrorist to make his point.

“I don’t think the roads are safer,” McDonough said during an phone interview where he was vacationing in Florida. “The Real ID Act makes it clear we don’t want to give IDs to people who are hear without lawful presence. Maryland is a target-rich environment for terrorists. Mohamed Atta got his drivers license in Maryland he was leader of the [9/11 terrorist] group.”

Actually, Atta’s driver’s license was issued in Florida. Another 9/1 terrorist, Ziad S. Jarrah, was involved in a traffic stop in Maryland just days before the attacks. Jarrah’s license was issued in Virginia, according to

McDonough said he expects the legislature to consider a bill that would prohibit police in Maryland from checking the immigration status of people who are arrested.

“It’s just another law that says the door is open and the welcome mat is out for illegal aliens,” McDonough said.



  1. Barbara Griffith

    What this state is doing is no different than California granting a illegal alien a license to practice law that happened yesterday. A judge told him that he was now a lawyer in the state of California. All this because he passed the bar. This man has been illegally in the country for 20 years and he never made much of a attempt to try to get a green card or citizenship. The US is rotting from the inside out. Most of the politicians are crooked and can’t be trusted and this is what happens.


    Here is yet another reason why this immigration Senate Reform bill MUST be stopped. Here are some facts in the bill you will never hear from the Leftist media. According to the Immigration Senate bill—Amnesty, it represents another fraudulent Amnesty played upon the American people as in the 1986 Reform and Control Act. The Simpson-Mazzoli bill was stringent on enforcement, but in truth nothing was done. No employer enforcement as corruption was rampant, just as it is today. The worst case Scenario is California, which has been become a sickening joke, beginning enacting a law on January 1st allowing illegal aliens to practice law? WHAT CRAP IS THAT?
    1. They are not required to learn English; they only have to bring a receipt for a class they paid? Not prove they passed or attended the classes.

    2. Unbelievably it’s permissible to have criminal records. Up to 3 misdemeanors and 1 “light” felony; which including drug possession and sexual assault. That means those criminals who stole a citizen or legal residents Social Security Number is forgiven, even they caused tremendous anxiety and limitless frustration trying to proof to financial entities and the government, that they were the PREY?

    3. They will allow gang members if they sign a piece of paper that says they promise to stay away from gang activities and leave the gang. No gang member should be exempt from prosecution and deportation.

    4. They WILL be entitled to welfare programs if they are pregnant, disabled, mentally ill, elderly, single mothers, getting a GED, learning a skill or trade, etc. That means they can apply for Food Stamps, citizen benefits including access to the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). Already many laws have been slyly crafted so pregnant illegal aliens and overstays, once their visa expired can apply for every citizen entitlement for their child-children, is the most expensive program costing hundreds of billions of dollars. THIS SUPPLEMENTS THE INCOME OF LOW INCOME FAMILIES, BY CONCEIVING AS MANY CHILDREN AS ACHIEVABLE.

    5. The most disgusting to comprehend about the gang of eight 2013 Senate bill: All the additional funding for border control can be waived by the next director of Homeland Security, the second he/she feels the border is secure enough. This bill does nothing to stop overstayed visas which are 40% of all illegal aliens today.

    6. They will not have to pay any back taxes or fines if they can’t prove their income falls below the poverty line.

    2014: Immigration Reform Without Compassion and Common Sense is Un-American –So Is Violating the Law.

    By Stephen Frank on 12/31/2013

    The Left has always seen criminals as romantic figures. The rich of New York held a fund raiser at the home of Leonard Bernstein for the Black Panthers. The elite of D.C. had little trouble with Che Guevara. Drug dealers and users are seen as victims of society and union goon are looked at as freedom fighters.
    Illegal aliens are criminals. They stole ID’s, use phony ID’s, and steal health care, education and jobs. They lie on government forms and job applications. All of this would put us in jail—the Left prefers giving s a reward, citizenship, for criminal activity. They you have parents abandoning their children—and instead of demanding the parents take the children back to their native land, the Left wants the criminals to be rewarded with staying in this country AND have their children with them. So much so, that the Obama Administration has been caught using the Border Patrol to smuggle criminals, illegal aliens INTO the United States. Why should Americans obey the laws, when government protects law breakers from other nations? The ONLY solution to the corruption maintained in both political parties, is electing more TEA PARTY politicians who follow stringently the “RULE of LAW and the dictates of the U.S. Constitution.