Illinois Senate OKs Immigrant Driver's Licenses
The legislation would let illegal immigrants get tested for licenses and buy insurance without facing deportation. The licenses couldn't be used for other purposes like boarding a plane or voter identification.
An estimated 250,000 illegal immigrants in Illinois drive. Proponents of the measure say it enhances safety and saves money. Opposition urged the federal government to address conprehensive immigration reform. Only two other states allow illegal immigrants to obtain drivers licenses.
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