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Friday, September 22, 2000

Illegal Drivers

* Re "Taking the High Road With Underground Drivers," Sept. 19: So, now it's my fault that illegal aliens drive without a license and insurance? Assemblyman Gil Cedillo blames the lot of us for supporting the DMV in requiring first-time applicants to show a valid Social Security card and prove lawful residence in the U.S. Illegal aliens drive anyway, causing mayhem on the highway, and it's our fault for insisting everyone obey the law.

We must demand that everyone entering the country must do so legally, go through the proper steps to assimilate into the mainstream, and if they pass the tests, then grant them a driver's license. I was taught that to drive is a privilege, not a right. When did that change?

MARK BUSTAMANTE
Alhambra