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Letter to the Editor: Immigration

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St. George

Dear Editor,

Recently on the news broadcasts and in the two daily newspapers that cover Utah statewide has drawn to the listeners and their readers attention a controversial issue. Mexican immigrants legal or illegal wanting to get a Utah drivers license. I fail to understand where is the problem. I think certain logic should be implemented then put into place.

We know that the government of Mexico issues to all its residents that are seeking employment, an identification card with that person picture on the card. The state of Utah should legislate a law requiring those persons being of legal driving age from a foreign county to produce a drivers license from that country, which must also contain that person's picture.

This lets those in the drivers license division know that this person does understand how to drive an automobile. With those from Mexico they must produce their ID card and their Mexico drivers license. Once these two requirements are met, then the applicant can apply for a Utah drivers license. Here they must follow the rules and take the written test. If the written test is passed, then the applicant must take the drivers test.

When all requirements are met and passed, give that person the license, with this stipulation. The drivers license from Mexico and the Utah drivers license must be affixed to the ID card. These three certificates should all show the same picture of the applicant.

That eliminates the borrowing or the lending of their drivers license to a person that cannot qualify. This would prove beneficial to those companies or institutions that require positive ID.

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