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Obama courts illegal aliens
Democrat candidate offers driver's licenses, Social Security benefits to non-citizens
Posted: October 27, 2008
10:52 am Eastern
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Sen. Barack Obama is competing for the Latino votes by offering a wide range of government benefits – even to admitted illegal aliens.
During the Oct. 30, 2007, Democratic Party debate at Drexel University, Hillary Clinton ventured into a minefield by suggesting illegal aliens should be issued driver's licenses.
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After the flack Clinton received for the position she expressed during the Drexel University debate, she quickly changed positions.
Trying to save her faltering candidacy, Clinton backed off from supporting then-New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer plan to issue illegal aliens New York driver's licenses.
Instead, she suggested the real problem involved passing comprehensive immigration reform, a popular proposal that Clinton felt would make the driver's license issue moot.
Somewhat surprisingly, Obama has suffered no similar political liability for his continued insistence illegal aliens should be issued driver's licenses.
The National Republican Trust Political Action Committee, or NRT PAC, has launched a new television commercial arguing Obama would both issue driver's licenses to illegal aliens and extend to them U.S. Social Security benefits.
To underscore the danger of the extending drivers' licenses to illegals, the NRT PAC television spot features the driver's license issued to 9/11 hijacker organizer Mohammad Atta in Florida.
Of the 19 hijackers in the 9/11 plot, a total of 13 possessed illegal driver's licenses.
Since his days in the Illinois State Senate, Obama has supported driver's licenses for illegal aliens, arguing that training illegals to drive and insuring them will actually enhance public safety.
Obama's position completely ignores the use illegal aliens make of driver's licenses as a key piece of government-issued identification needed to obtain a wide range of other valuable government documents, including Social Security cards and even U.S. passports.
Obama has also gotten a pass on the contradiction his position implies with Real ID legislation, which requires illegal aliens begin the process of obtaining government-issued identification by presenting either a valid U.S. birth certificate or other government-issued identification papers, proving legitimate status to be in the United States.
As U.S. senator, Obama has voted "yes" to allowing illegals to be granted Social Security benefits, voting against an amendment aimed at reducing document fraud and preserving the integrity of the Social Security system.
Obama has also sponsored a bill to provide in-state tuition rates at state and community colleges to illegals at reduced rates, and he has proposed to provide a health care plan for illegal aliens.
For more on how Obama plans to pay for his proposed benefits for illegal aliens, read Jerome Corsi's Red Alert, the premium, online intelligence news source by the WND staff writer, columnist and author of the New York Times No. 1 best-seller, "The Obama Nation."