The Salt Lake Tribune recently printed an article stating that refugees are “forced” to take the Utah driver’s license exam in English. And because Utah is “forcing” refugees to take that exam in English, that has “led” many of them to “illegally” drive with out-of-state licenses so they don’t have to comply with Utah law.
Utah law states that if you want to live, work and drive in Utah, you have to get a Utah license. If you don’t understand “complicated” English well enough, you can hire a translator. But you have to pay for it. Not the taxpayers.
Where am I missing the injustice here?
If you read the Trib article, you would think we just committed racial profiling and are “forcing” people to break the law. Those who don’t want to pay for a translator (how nice of Utah to give that option since the driving signs are in English), then apparently your only option is to break the law and drive to Arizona or Colorado (where the taxpayers pay for your translator apparently) to get a license, and drive in Utah illegally.
Oh the injustice!
OK, obviously sarcasm is just dripping here, but here’s the deal: If someone wants to live in America, they need to learn the official American language – which is English. If they cannot understand the English language well enough to pass a driving exam, they either need to 1) learn English or 2) hire their own translator. Not sure why the rest of Utahans should have to pay for that instead of the person responsible for not breaking the law. And if said person chooses to break the law, the state of Utah did not “force” them to do so.