TRENTON – As the Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee considers drivers’ licenses for undocumented workers, Gov. Chris Christie issued qa statement in opposition.
“I am disturbed by the Legislature even considering making undocumented individuals eligible for New Jersey driver’s licenses,” Christie said.
“As a former United States Attorney, I know that the driver’s license is the single most important piece of homeland security identification,” the governor added. “Yet, the Legislature proposes giving that to people with no definitive proof of their identity. To consider doing this in the current environment is not only irresponsible, but dangerous. If it were to ever reach my desk, it would be vetoed immediately. Protecting the security of the people of New Jersey is the governor’s single most important responsibility.”