Immigration Newsletter

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

North Carolina to Give Some Immigrants Driver’s Licenses, With a Pink Stripe - NYTimes.com

North Carolina to Give Some Immigrants Driver’s Licenses, With a Pink Stripe - NYTimes.com


RALEIGH, N.C. — In a move some are calling a modern-day scarlet letter and others say is the best way to manage changing federal immigration policy, North Carolina this month will begin giving some young immigrants driver’s licenses marked with a bold pink stripe and the words “no lawful status” printed in red.

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If I were writing the headline it would have been "Petty in Pink". 

The desire to punish DACA recipients by Conservative politicians comes from a really bad place I think. Even when the US government (the body that decides immigration policy, let's remember) determines someone is allowed to remain legally in the country -- the powers that be in these states still feel some sort of passive aggressive drive to strike out at these people in whatever way they can devise. Someday politicians who claim to want a smaller role for government in people's lives, might actually stop worrying about the slightest chance that somebody they don't like might be getting a precious driver license. Until that day, I expect more petty and frankly pathetic shenanigans like this.