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September 30, 2014, 7:15 pm
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Sheriff Williamson Splits with Top Republicans on Licenses for Illegal Immigrants


Some top Republicans are coming out in favor of legislation to allow illegal immigrants to obtain Illinois drivers licenses.

 

But at least one local GOP officeholder is strongly opposed. The bill easily cleared a state Senate committee Thursday.

 

Senate Republican leader Christine Radogno and former GOP gubernatorial candidate Bill Brady have both endorsed the bill, saying it will improve safety and protect Illinois residents by making sure that illegal immigrant drivers get some training and obtain insurance.

 

But Sangamon County Sheriff Neil Williamson calls the bill… quote… “just nuts,” and says he worries about what it could lead to next. 

 

Williamson appeared on 970 WMAY's Kramer Show Thursday evening.  Listen to that interview below or at this link (mp3 download).

 

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