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Concerns about drivers licenses for illegal immigrants

Mon, 31 Dec 2012 09:23:42 CST

Concerns about drivers licenses for illegal immigrants Illinois lawmakers could vote on a proposal to give driver's licenses to people who are in the country illegally. The bill has the support of some heavy hitters in Illinois politics, including the governor, Chicago's mayor and Republican legislative leaders. It would give a specific type of license to people here illegally, but who have passed the state driver's test. The governor's office estimates more than 250-thousand people drive on Illinois roads without a license. Republican State Representative Dennis Reboletti says he has some grave concerns about the plan:


"While other states have attempted this, many of those states have either revoked it or are trying to revoke it because there have been a lot of issues with fraud."

Reboletti also says it would be hard to make sure people who get this license have the proper insurance. The plan already sailed through the Senate with bipartisan support but still needs approval in the House.

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