Nun killed by drunken illegal forces change in VA ID system
A drunken Bolivian used his Federal Work permit as an ID to acquire a Virginia Driver’s license. The guy had a criminal history but that didn’t matter because Virginia’s rules allowed the Federal permit as the basis for an ID.
When I first acquired a Virginia Driver’s license I could not believe what I witnessed at the Division of Motor Vehicles. Illegal aliens were abound and routinely ricocheted from the applicant window as they were advised that their papers weren’t in order. “Try again another time, bye, bye.”
There was no attempt to seize the illegals at this state facility. They were sent on their merry way, some of whom would go around the corner to the day-labor pick up station.
The date was the first week of September, 2001.
At that point I realized that State Driver’s licenses are a bogus ID. I learned that there is so much variability in procedure and that there are no national standards. In Arizona, they issued driver’s licenses one time for life, for instance.
We need a national ID card.
“Virginia rejects work permit cards as proof of legal status to get license or ID
As sisters of the Benedictine order gather in Bristow, Va., for a five-day retreat, a crash blamed on drunken driving kills one nun and critically injures two others, adding gravity and emotion to the event.
Washington Post Staff Writer
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Virginia said Tuesday that federal work permit cards can no longer be used to prove someone's legal status when obtaining driver's licenses or identification cards in the state after a fatal crash involving a Benedictine nun and a Bolivian man, accused of drunk driving, who immigrated here illegally.
The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles changed its policy to remove the federal government's I-766 permit from the list of documents that can be used to demonstrate "proof of legal presence." Melanie Stokes, a spokeswoman for the department, called the Aug. 1 death of Sister Denise Mosier, 66, the "catalyst" for the change. Carlos A. Martinelly-Montano, 23, is accused of swerving into the path of a vehicle carrying Mosier and two other nuns on their way to a retreat in Prince William County.”