Licenses for illegals? Really?
New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer's proposal to issue official driver licenses to illegal immigrants has sparked a furor there among fellow Democrats and Republicans. To show how the tone of the immigration debate has changed, this is hardly a new idea. Republican Jeb Bush proposed the same thing in Florida in 2004, saying it was wrong to regard illegal immigrants as "lepers," but the Legislature wouldn't touch it, and it didn't happen.