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Colorado Bill Would Grant Immigrants Licenses

Illegal immigrants would be eligible to get Colorado driver’s licenses under a bill Democrats plan to introduce today, the third substantial piece of immigration legislation this year for a party that a few years ago joined Republicans in passing strict …

Minnesota Bills Would Allow Driver Licenses for Illegal Immigrants

Bills that would let illegal immigrants get a Minnesota driver’s license are moving forward at the Capitol. The Senate Transportation and Public Safety Committee has passed a bill to ease restrictions on driver’s licenses for non-U.S. citizens. A House committee …

Ohio Driver’s Licenses Blocked for Some Immigrants

Driver’s licenses for some young immigrants who came to the United States illegally are being blocked by Ohio Department of Public Safety officials’ questioning whether a new federal program gives those immigrants temporary legal status. Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles …

Michigan to Issue Driver’s Licenses to Illegal Immigrants

Illegal immigrants brought to the country as children can start applying for Michigan driver’s licenses and state IDs. Secretary of State Ruth Johnson’s office began accepting applications on Feb. 19. President Barack Obama last year announced a policy letting illegal …

Migrants Could Qualify For Arizona Driver’s Licenses

Updated guidelines by federal authorities could possibly open the door for young illegal immigrants to get driver’s licenses in Arizona. The Department of Homeland Security announced Friday that those who receive deferred action from deportation through President Barack Obama’s new …

California Study: Safer If Illegal Immigrants Get Driver’s Licenses

A California study shows driver’s licenses for illegal immigrants would make streets safer. The Department of Motor Vehicles report says unlicensed drivers in the state, most of them illegal immigrants are nearly three times likely to cause a deadly crash. …

Illinois House OKs Illegal Immigrant Driver’s License Bill

Illinois has moved a step closer to becoming the next state to allow illegal immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses after House lawmakers approved a bill requiring one-year proof of state residency, form of identification and a photograph. The House voted …

Illegal Immigrant Driver License Bill Advances in Illinois

A proposal to issue driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants has received committee approval in the Illinois House, despite concerns by both Democrats and Republicans whether it goes far enough to prevent fraud. The plan, endorsed 6-3 by a transportation committee, …

Top Illinois Republicans Back Immigrants’ Drivers’ Licenses

Top Illinois Republicans have announced their support for providing driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants. House Minority Leader Tom Cross of Oswego and Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno joined former GOP Gov. Jim Edgar in supporting proposed legislation on the matter. …

Colorado Immigrant Advocates Plan Driver’s License Push

Immigrant advocates in Colorado want public support for allowing illegal immigrants to seek licenses to drive. The activists say they will seek a ballot measure to change a law that requires proof of legal residency to be issued a Colorado …