Does any other country in the world give driver’s licenses to people who are there illegally?
Via NBC Chicago:
The Illinois House on Tuesday approved legislation allowing undocumented immigrants to obtain temporary driver’s licenses. The bill was passed by a vote of 65-46.
Under the plan, drivers would get three-year licenses, called Temporary Visitor Driver’s Licenses, but would be required to take a driver’s education class and carry car insurance. Lawmakers believe there are as many as 250,000 undocumented immigrants on Illinois roads and that more than 40 percent of deadly Illinois crashes involve drivers who don’t have a license.
Gov. Pat Quinn applauded the House on the move, saying the bill will save lives as well as “help ensure every Illinois motorist is properly licensed and empower more immigrants to become stronger contributors to our economy.”
“Illinois roads will be safer if we ensure every driver learns the rules of the road and is trained to drive safely,” Quinn said.