WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- While the California recall race draws attention to the practice of allowing undocumented aliens to obtain drivers licenses, 14 other states already do so.
Amid the controversy over California Gov. Gray Davis' decision to sign legislation allowing illegal aliens to obtain driver's licenses, WorldNetDaily.com disclosed Wednesday many other states already provide the same service.
Alaska, Connecticut, Idaho, Louisiana, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Utah, Washington and West Virginia have had such laws in place for some time. But they've become increasingly scrutinized since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, say analysts with the Federation for American Immigration Reform.
"Some states have since tightened their rules" regulating driver's licenses for illegal aliens, David Ray, a spokesman for FAIR, told WorldNetDaily.
But, he continued, "The problem is there has been a complete lack of leadership on behalf of the federal government in issuing guidelines for what states need to do in the issuance of driver's licenses to ensure illegal aliens don't have access to them."