While much of the nation has insurance by Allstate, Farmers, or Blue Cross, the approximately 12 million undocumented immigrants in this country have only holy water and a prayer to protect them from financial disaster.
Separate is not now, and never has been, equal. It is time to treat all D.C. residents equally, and disband with the two-tier proposal that unfairly targets, stigmatizes and enables profiling of hard-working, undocumented D.C. residents.
Assuming the State House of Representatives and Governor Quinn sign off, Illinois will be the beneficiary of a great public policy that will improve public safety for all: issuing driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants.
I tried to convince myself it wouldn't have happened had he not been driving after dark. In my denial, I failed to make a connection between that event and the many lapses of memory and other signs of confusion he'd been showing for some time.
Even though we all know that there aren't enough traffic personnel to stop every speed demon on the roads, there is a simple, effective and lucrative solution: install ticketing cameras on roads of all kinds.
If you're used to instant gratification, homelessness might not be for you. I found that out during our three days on the streets, and it became especially evident later when I walked (literally) through the steps of obtaining a photo ID.