A new law in the sanctuary city of Cambridge, Massachusetts allows illegal immigrants to drive without having to have a driver's license of any sort. The law passed this week by the Cambridge City Council prohibits police from arresting an illegal for operating without a license. Police would simply issue a summons to court instead.

The idea behind the new policy is to shield illegals from deportation or from having their vehicle impounded and would keep them from drawing the attention of ICE agents.

“We need to protect our community members from a federal government that’s out of control,” Cambridge City Councilor Quinton Zondervan reportedly said of the rule. “There are no other reasons for the police to arrest someone, give them a court summons instead which keeps them out of the clutches of the Trump Administration.”

Cambridge police officers would have the discretion to arrest an illegal if circumstances warrant that the individual be taken into custody. The best that I can determine after reviewing the law and reading multiple news accounts of the new rules is that they do not apply to folks who are here legally. In other words, you and me.

Who decided that it makes sense to give illegal immigrants more rights than law-abiding citizens? This is lunacy.

Catering to the needs of illegal immigrants helps the looney left to field a new base of future voters, but it treats illegals differently than taxpaying citizens and those who are in this country legally and it is sickening. Voters have taken notice and that is why you see hundreds of people sleeping outside in Colorado and New Hampshire in the depths of winter to get into a Trump rally.

The silent men and women of America are rising up and will be a force to contend with in November.

Barry Richard is the host of The Barry Richard Show on 1420 WBSM New Bedford. He can be heard weekdays from noon to 3 p.m. Contact him at barry@wbsm.com and follow him on Twitter @BarryJRichard58. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.

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