The State Attorney General is going after retailers of fake licenses.
The state is concerned that businesses are cheating people who buy the licenses, said Asst. Atty. Gen. Anne Simmons.
“The international driver’s license is not a valid form of identification,” she said. “It serves no legal purpose.”
The state suit targets Mirella Garcia and her business, called Centro de Apoyo al Inmigrante, which means “Support Center for the Immigrant.” The state seeks financial penalties and an end to the questionable business practices.
This is a growing problem. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen people try to use these useless ID cards for all sorts of things, including Airport security checkpoints, only to be turned away.
In all honesty, I was a little bit skeptical when I saw Kelsey was sponsoring the bill, fearing that there may be some nativist ulterior motive. But after reading the bill I don’t immediately see a problem with the legislation as it exists now.
We’ll be keeping up with the progress of this bill in the coming weeks.
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