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Licenses for illegal immigrants won't make us safer [Letter]

Illegal Immigrants

The Sun's recent editorial states that giving drivers licenses to persons in our country illegally will "help ensure that people who want to drive on the state's roads meet minimum safety standards and that their vehicles are registered and insured" ("Licensed to drive," Jan. 6).

Exactly how will this happen? Whether a person has a license or not has no bearing at all on the registration of a vehicle, nor on whether the vehicle is insured. Additionally, the drivers license test administered to a non-English speaking individual is done with an interpreter. Is that interpreter going to ride with this person forever in order to interpret signs and law enforcement directions so he or she can "meet minimum safety standards?"

Clay Seeley, Owings Mills

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