Here is the alert from NumberUSA this afternoon:
There are two bills in the Maryland legislature that would repeal the state’s ban on driver’s licenses for illegal immigrants, which is scheduled to take effect on July 1, 2015, and one that would delay the law’s effective date. We need your help in defeating all three bills.
SB 715, which has received a hearing in the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee, repeals the license ban and gives illegal immigrants access to an alternate license that can’t be used for federal ID purposes. HB 789 simply repeals the license ban while HB 911 would delay the license ban until the year 2023. Both House bills are slated for a Judiciary Committee hearing on March 13th.
Please use the instructions below to contact the Senate Judicial Proceeding Committee and your Senator and Delegate. Tell them to oppose repealing or delaying the driver’s license ban for illegal immigrants.
Contacting the Senate Judicial Proceeding Committee
Please contact the listed committee members, starting with the ones highlighted in red, using the suggested talking points. If you are a constituent, be sure to mention it.
“Please vote NO on SB 715. I support retaining the existing ban on driver’s licenses for illegal immigrants, not handing out alternate driver’s licenses to them.
Adding more illegal-immigrant drivers to the roads many without experience will not improve safety but will increase congestion.
Passing this bill will attract fraudulent license applications from across the nation like before. And it will make it easier for illegal immigrants to hold jobs needed by our most vulnerable citizens – those with less education and fewer skills.”
Sen. Frosh, Brian (Chair): 1-800-492-7122 ext. 3124
Sen. Gladden, Lisa (Vice Chair): 1-800-492-7122 ext. 3697
Sen. Brochin, James: 1-800-492-7122 ext. 3648
Sen. Getty, Joseph: 1-800-492-71 22 ext. 3683
Sen. Forehand, Jennie: 1-800-492-7122 ext. 3134
Sen. Jacobs, Nancy: 1-800-492-7122 ext. 3158
Sen. Muse, Anthony: 1-800-492-7122 ext. 3092
Sen. Raskin, Jamie: 1-800-492-7122 ext. 3634
Sen. Shank, Christopher: 1-800-492-7122 ext. 3903
Sen. Stone, Norman: 1-800-492-7122 ext. 3587
Sen. Zirkin, Bobby: 1-800-492-7122 ext. 3131