Monday, June 24, 2019

Rhode Island protecting DACA recipients right to obtain driver’s licenses

For 21-year-old Rhode Islander Rodrigo Pimentel, driving is an essential part of life since he is the only member of his family with a driver’s license, so without one, “doing anything in life would be complicated,” he said. “Every job that I’ve had has required driving,” Pimentel said, adding that “Rhode Island is very car-dependent […]

Illinois Takes Steps towards Granting Licenses to Undocumented Immigrants

Pending a House floor vote, Illinois has passed a bill that will make it the fourth state to grant driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants. If passed, Bill SB957 will allow an estimated 250,000 undocumented immigrants the opportunity to obtain three-year renewable licenses. Supporters of the bill say it is a major push for public safety. […]