Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Kim Propeack should look up the word 'disingenuous'

Who is Kim Propeack? Read on.
More aliens seek driver's licenses in Maryland

Since March, the average weekly number of driver's license applications by immigrants and illegal aliens has nearly doubled in Maryland, where legal residency is not required of applicants, according to the state Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA).

The number of out-of-country license applications, or those for noncitizens, has surged from an average of 946 a week to 1,800 a week since March, MVA spokesman Buel Young said.

MVA officials initially attributed the increase to multiple appointment bookings by foreign-born applicants, Mr. Young said. But the average number of out-of-country applications remained high even after the MVA last month stopped taking appointments and began processing twice as many applications through a walk-in process, he said.

"I don't really have an answer" for the increase, Mr. Young said...
Let me help you, Mr. Young. Here’s a page from the website of an organization called CASA of Maryland for which Kim Propeack is a spokeswoman (see the remaining article excerpts below). The heading on the webpage reads: Schedules of Orientations about How to Obtain a Driver's License in Maryland. The heading is written first in Spanish then English. Mr. Young might want to ask Ms. Propeack or another CASA of Maryland representative what exactly is the service they provide “every Wednesday from 3:00pm to 6:00pm at CASA's University Boulevard/Silver Spring offices” that they characterize as “revision of documents for the community to present to MVA.”
Kim Propeack, a spokeswoman for immigrant advocacy group CASA of Maryland, said the out-of-country application increase is more likely because MVA agents often dispense inaccurate information about what documents are required for licenses. Foreign-born applicants thus have to make several trips to provide the correct documentation, she said.

A suit filed last year by CASA against the MVA claims the agency, among other things, makes it more difficult for immigrants to obtain driver's licenses.

"The MVA has for a long time been known for putting up extensive barriers for anyone not born in the United States," Miss Propeack said. "Instead of looking at the totality of what people are submitting and telling them what to do, they're doing it piecemeal, pointing out another problem each time people come back."…


Anonymous Ric said...

I was born in America and the MD MVA does this to EVERYBODY, not just immigrants. They're remarkably consistent in their ineptitude, and are quite balanced and fair in their mission to torment and aggravate any and all people that venture through their doors to conduct business.

5/04/2011 5:26 AM  

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