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Referenced tonight from LA Times: illegal immigrants given licenses commit less hit-and-runs.

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Date: Tue, 18 Apr 2017 10:09:57 -0700

Dear City Council,

I will be attending the council meeting tonight and speaking in support of the Sanctuary City ordinance. Part of my comment will include a reference to this Stanford study, described in the LA Times article on April 3.


The Stanford study says that illegal immigrants in California who were granted drivers licenses committed less hit-and-run accidents. The study’s findings suggest “that, if anything, providing unauthorized immigrants access to driver’s licenses reduced their incentives to flee the scene of an accident”, the researchers wrote.

It makes sense, of course, and now we have data to prove it. If we apply this takeaway to the Sanctuary City issues on the table in Menlo Park, we can understand - once again - that laws that make immigrants feel more secure and safe here will contribute to healthier, safer communities. In black and white terms, it means this: if a Menlo Park resident - a child, a neighbor, a loved one - were to be hit by a car driven by an illegal immigrant - the person struck is more likely to survive and get immediate medical attention if we pass the Sanctuary City Ordinance tonight. Please don’t forget this as you consider the myriad arguments on the table this evening.

I look forward to being part of this dialogue and thank you for considering these important findings.

Angela Evans
Menlo Park resident, homeowner, and parent of two young children
Received on Tue Apr 18 2017 - 10:15:47 PDT

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