GBH: A political committee began the process to repeal a new law to allow undocumented immigrants to apply for driver’s licenses, just four days after legislators voted to make Massachusetts the 17th state to do that.
Maureen Maloney and Kevin Dube filed paperwork with the Office of Campaign and Political Finance on Monday to create the Fair And Secure Massachusetts committee, intending to “repeal drivers licenses for illegal aliens,” according to one of the forms. The intention would be to put the question to voters on the November 2022 ballot.
Advocates and lawmakers are holding a “ceremonial bill signing” to mark the new law on Monday afternoon — which will be going into effect without the signature of Gov. Charlie Baker. House Speaker Ron Mariano, Senate President Karen Spilka, bill sponsors Reps. Christine Barber and Tricia Farley-Bouvier, and Sens. Brendan Crighton and Adam Gomez will attend, along with advocates.
The new law will allow undocumented immigrants to apply for a standard state driver’s license beginning July 1, 2023. It prohibits the Registry of Motor Vehicles from asking about or keeping documents related to immigration status.
Nobody has filed paperwork for a referendum yet, according to Secretary of State Bill Galvin’s office, but the group is expected to soon. The deadline to file would be July 9, or within 30 days of the Senate overriding Gov. Charlie Baker’s veto.
If the committee collects 40,120 certified signatures by Aug. 24 for a local election official to certify, and then file with the Secretary of State’s office by Sept. 7, the question can go on the November 2022 ballot.
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Maureen Maloney, Angel Mom and member of a new group against illegal aliens receiving driver’s licenses in Mass under new legislation. She tells us what can be done to combat this terrible new legislation.