Argument: DMV employees would not need to become immigration experts to determine the illegality of an immigrant
- "Rewards for Illegal Aliens – Driver’s Licenses". USA Education and Research Foundation - "Myth 3: DMV employees would have to become immigration experts in order to know which documents they can accept as proof of lawful presence.
- It would, in fact, be burdensome if DMV employees had to know which immigration documents are legitimate and which are not. That is precisely why the federal government created the Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) system. SAVE is an automated system that allows state and local government officials to verify immigration documents. DMV employees would simply have to enter the document number and the name of the bearer into the computer and wait for an answer. Welfare agencies and certain employers have been using the SAVE system for years to verify immigration documents, so there is no reason DMV employees could not use it as well."