Welcome! Login | Register
 

Not All Emergencies Need a 911 Call – “Sunday Political Brunch” - February 17, 2019—Not All Emergencies Need a 911 Call –…

Seahawks’ Draft Prospects – Wide Receivers—Seahawks’ Draft Prospects – Wide Receivers

Anatomy Of A GOAT: Championships, Context, And David Foster Wallace’s ‘String Theory’—Anatomy Of A GOAT: Championships, Context, And David…

Fit for Life: Til Death do us Part—Fit for Life: Til Death do us Part

Can The Alliance Of American Football Find More Success Than The XFL?—Can The Alliance Of American Football Find More…

5 Questions On NBA All-Star Weekend Answered!—5 Questions On NBA All-Star Weekend Answered!

NEW: Trump to Declare National Emergency to Get More Money for Border Wall—NEW: Trump to Declare National Emergency to Get…

Portland Ranked 4th Healthiest City in U.S.—Portland Ranked 4th Healthiest City in U.S.

The “State of the Onion Address” in Review - Sunday Political Brunch February 10, 2019—The "State of the Onion Address" in Review…

Checking In On Seattle’s Arena Situation—Checking In On Seattle’s Arena Situation

 
 

Oregon Drivers Card, Measure 88 Fails

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

 

Measure 88 was voted down, meaning four-year driver licenses will not be available be to undocumented residents, according to DHM political researcher Tim Hibbits and KPTV

At 9:30 p.m., with 68 percent of the votes in, the measure was failing 68 percent to 32 percent.

The measure was put on the ballot after a 2013 Oregon legislature passed SB 833 that allowed the DMV to issue driver cards to undocumented residents. Two groups, Oregonians for Immigration Reform PAC and the Protect Oregon Driver Licenses Committee, led the petition campaign to put the decision to voters. 

In 2008, Oregon passed a law requiring proof of citizenship or legal residency to obtain a drivers license.  Since then, activists groups have tried to get bills passed to overturn the law. Last year’s, SB 833, was the first successful one.

Supporters of the measure say driver cards will keep motorists safe by lowering the number of uninsured and unlicensed drivers and would allow undocumented residents to travel for work or school. However, opponents say it would've increased illegal immigration and that the wording of the bill allows for loopholes in identifying people and requiring insurance.  

Polls suggested the measure would fail, with 60 percent of voters saying they would vote against it. 

Opponents of Measure 88 included Oregon senators and representatives along with several law enforcement officials. The Oregonians for Immigration Reform PAC and the Protect Oregon Driver Licenses Committee received $62,215.06 in contributions altogether.  The group Yes on Oregon Safe Roads PAC, that opposed the ballot measure, raised less than $594,109.92 in contributions. 

 

Enjoy this post? Share it with others.

 
Delivered Free Every
Day to Your Inbox