Rick Scott Vetoes Bill to Give Illegal Immigrants Driver’s Licenses

Matthew Boyle, Breitbart, June 4, 2013

Gov. Rick Scott (R-FL) on Tuesday vetoed a bill that would have required Florida hand out driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants, a sign he is taking a stand against the left in favor of conservatism.

“Florida is home to immigrants of many nationalities, who add to the cultural fabric of our great state, and whose productivity and hard work have contributed to our economic turnaround,” Scott said in his official letter to Florida Secretary of State Kenneth Detzner announcing the veto. “Still, our nation struggles with immigration issues every day, as Americans seek to reconcile the fact that at one point our families were immigrants who came, as many do today, to work and live the American dream with the fact that the federal government has failed at enforcing the nation’s laws on this topic.”


“Despite the federal government’s inability to enforce the nation’s current immigration laws or to find common ground on how to change them, the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced in a June 2012 memo the immediate establishment of a ‘Deferred Action Process for Childhood Arrivals,’” Scott wrote. “Through this process DHS provides that a young person illegally brought to the United States as a child will not be subject to removal if the individual meets certain criteria.”

“Qualifying for deferred action status does not confer substantive rights or lawful status upon an individual; it does not create a pathway to a green card or citizenship; nor does it extend to any family members of the person granted the status either,” he explained. “Deferred action status is simply a policy of the Obama Administration, absent Congressional direction, designed to dictate removal action decisions using DHS agency discretion. It was never passed by Congress, nor is it a promulgated rule.”

The institutional left and Florida Democrats are furious that Scott would make such a move. Democrat state Sen. Darren Soto called Scott’s veto an “anti-Hispanic bomb.”

“Make no mistake about it: This will be an anti-Hispanic bomb if he vetoes this bill,’’ Soto, a sponsor of the legislation, said before Scott officially vetoed the bill according to the National Journal. {snip}


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  • Hunter Morrow

    An anti-Hispanic bomb beats a Chechen one, any day.
    Why should felon invaders get the privilege of a driver’s license?
    How many more of these pendejos are gonna have to
    chug the worm down and plow into a U.S. citizen before we say enough?

    • Manaphy

      Ask the “bipartisan” Gang of Eight, because they seem to support giving the Aztecs a lot more than just drivers licenses….

      • Bossman

        I spent time in Miami and I didn’t see any Aztecs. What I saw is that most people there are not much different from your average Mediterranean-looking person

        • Juan Outtamany

          you never left your hotel. Haitians, and Mexicans are everywhere.

          • Bossman

            If that that is true, then I guess the Mexicans and Haitians never go to the malls, never go to the beaches, never go to the clubs, never go to the movies or never even ride the bus.

        • Jefferson

          If there are barely any Nonwhite people in Miami, why is the crime rate so high there ?

          The truth is, Miami is nowhere near as White as Portland, Oregon for example.

          Miami certainly does not racially look like America pre-1965.

          • newscomments70

            Ironically, i will bet there are more Cuban republicans in Miami than white republicans in Portland.

          • Bossman

            In those old movies, New York City certainly looked snow white and clean and all the men were wearing suits,hats and overcoats. The women were all wearing gloves and hats. Was it really like that?

  • The__Bobster

    Gov. Rick Scott (R-FL) on Tuesday vetoed a bill that would have required Florida hand out driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants, a sign he is taking a stand against the left in favor of conservatism.

    He needs to go to the media with a list of every traitor who voted for this bill. Drunk driving is part of the Mestizo culture. To make it worse, most of them never took a driving lesson. Drivers licenses can be had in Mejico by bribing the right person.

    • bigone4u

      Hit and run and failure to buy insurance is also part of the Mesican lifestyle.

  • The__Bobster

    Make no mistake about it: This will be an anti-Hispanic bomb if he vetoes this bill,’’ Soto, a sponsor of the legislation, said before Scott officially vetoed the bill

    I’m hoping that this is the start of deportation of people like Soto, who advocate for their own people, not for Americans.

  • bigone4u

    With libtards and illegals pouring into Florida, and ruining it in the process, the governor may have signed his political death warrant. Florida, I fear, is on its way to becoming the next California.

    • Jefferson

      Florida’s racial demographics is closer to that of California than it is to North Dakota.

      • Bossman

        That is very true but Florida has much more electoral votes than North Dakota has. Florida can decide the outcome of an election.

        • Major

          Not with the Jewish lobby that swung Florida from a solid red state to a mushy purple in 2012. Remember…south FlaDuh, the home of the chad ( old dummies who couldn’t read a ballot correctly and set off a constitutional crisis in 2000! ), the home of debbie wasserman schmutz, alan grayson and the clown ron klein ( who was defeated by Alan West…anyone see a connection here? ).

          South FlaDuh is a mix of Tel Aviv and Long Island. Nuff said.

          Now I just wish Scott had the stones to pass OPEN CARRY to give half of the illegal mutts pause.

  • Is there not one conservative in Florida willing to make sure Sen. Darren Soto is unemployed after the next election?

  • Romulus

    Finally!!!!! Some good news!! I was beginning to think that no one had any nads to stand up to the race hustlers.

  • Bobby

    This is important. Do people realize how important this actually is? It is a milestone in Democrat politics, IN MY OPINION. Senator Scott has pulled away from the democrat cabal of open borders traitors. THAT’S HOW IMPORTANT IT IS. This man should be supported by everyone in his state. Instead, I’m waiting for the usual dissimilation and a– on both chairs indecision, SO CHARACTERISTIC OF TODAYS AMERICAN CITIZENS, ESPECIALLY EUROPEAN AMERICANS WHO CAN’T SEEM TO GET THEIR A– OF BOTH CHAIRS IN ANYTHING THEY DO WHERE POLITICS IS CONCERNED–ESPECIALLY WHEN IT CONCERNS THEM!!!!!!!!

  • White Mom in WDC

    If these people want to be US citizens, they must do it the right way. Look, I’ll be honest, I don’t want any more Hispanics coming to this country. Regardless, these people don’t seem to get that the reason why they are discriminated against and marginalized is because they arrogantly refuse to follow the rules, the process.

    Hey, I have authority issues. Who doesn’t? At the end if the day, everyone must adhere to rules, a process.

    Why should my tax money subsidize these illegals’ stay here? Why are their kids more deserving than mine?

    Sorry Juanita and Delgado, I am anti Hispanic because the majority of you are anti White Man’s law in the USA. It cuts both ways. Deal with it or try the hell out because you know what, many if you are nit wanted or needed.

    • HJ11

      I don’t want them here even if they obey our laws. They are not White. They are not my people. Their very presence is similar to the presence of germs in an otherwise healthy body. They are the disease and it is called genocide of Whites.

      • White Mom in WDC

        I agree with you completely.

      • me

        Right! Arrogant, uneducated, ignorant, scuzzy, racist Mestizos. Mexico is only too glad to have them leave. The Mexican government is laughing at the USA, for funding this travesty. Free housing, free food, free college, free everything….and they still hate ‘Whitey’.

      • World_War_Me

        Hear hear!

    • me


  • Bob Jenkins

    Really? Wanting people to go through the proper channels before they get a license is interpreted as being “in favor with conservatism”? Is the politlcal compass that skewed so you can’t be liberal unless you’re for entirely open borders?

    • me


  • Who Me?

    Washington is one of the two states that presently allow “undocumented” persons to get a drivers license. New Mexico is the other. Most of them around here still drive unlicensed though. Also without insurance. They get drunk, pile 15 into a car designed to hold 6, and barrel around town till they hit someone. Then the unlicensed driver bails out and runs off on foot before the cops and ambulance get there. IF he does get caught, he gets out on bail, never to be seen by the court system again. BTW, Mamacita and all the kids get put into the first 2 or 3 ambulances reporting to the scene of the accident, and the white driver and passengers, if any, get to the hospital in the later ones, if they haven’t already quietly bled to death in the meantime.

    • me

      Do you have a neighborhood watch? Why not chase ambulances and record this bs? Sue the city, the ambulance company, and the Mestizos. Hit them in the pocketbook.

  • white house in regroup mode

    Its not like these illegal aliens were going to get a drivers license anyway and do just fine driving drunk all over the roadways by the millions and fleeing the scene. Same for homos who care less about getting married but just want heteros to cry uncle after down low Obama twists a few arms.
    Unfortunately though Obama and Holder are in regroup mode after what seems an unending glut of scandals that make Watergate look like a picnic so they are temporarily out of commission.

  • evilsandmich

    I don’t know about you, but I’m in the mood for an illegal alien license from Conneticut so that I can get on that illegal alien government funded gravy train; well, at least my illegal alien alter-ego: Sandmeecho De Malo.

    • Juan Outtamany

      I approve of that message

    • World_War_Me

      Hehe, I love your comments.

  • Jackryanvb

    Some patriotic millionaires on our side should buy up property in, near Cambridge MA, home of Harvard University and offer free housing to the most violent, destructive illegal aliens like those Chetnia Muslim scum that bombed the Boston Marathon. Build some “in their face” Mosque in Cambridge – celebrate 9-11-01 as a special holiday to honor 3rd World freedom fighters, put out a PR campaign to permanently cancel the Boston Marathon as it offends Muslim immigrants who demand that females not show their legs or arms, faces public – all women who do are whores that deserve to be gang raped by middle Aged Paki men and groomed as Muslim prostitutes, sex slaves..

    Have some fun out there.

  • Seek

    Gov. Rick Scott, like his predecessors, Charlie Crist and Jeb Bush, is a sterling example of how Florida is now hostage to Hispanic political interests. Republicans, no more than Democrats, can be trusted to uphold the law or our traditions. As for Bush, he’s angling for president in 2016. God help us.

    • me

      Jeb Bush, another member of one of the vile, Satanic political families that need to go….