With his poll numbers collapsing, Gov. Spitzer pullled the plug today on his controversial plan to allow illegal immigrants to obtain driver's licenses, his spokeswoman confirmed.
The embattled governor was expected to made the announcement after he met with the state's heavily Democratic congressional delegation, which had grown increasingly critical of the plan. - NY Post
As polls showed that more than 70 percent of New Yorkers opposed the proposal, Spitzer suddenly changed course several weeks ago, announcing a plan to offer New Yorkers three different driver's licenses, including two that would be federally recognized and a third that would be available to illegal immigrants. - NY Post
One other problem (of many) worth mentioning about this whole scheme is that it would have done nothing to stop those who failed to meet the requirements for obtaining an illegal alien's driver's license from driving.
See my original post for my initial comments here.
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