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Illegal Immigrants Can Obtain Maryland Driver’s Licenses Under Measure

April 26th, 2013 by WCBC Radio

Illegal immigrants can obtain Maryland driver’s licenses under a measure the General Assembly approved and the governor supports. The measure, which passed the House of Delegates 82 to 55, would reinstate and expand a program that allowed some immigrants to obtain licenses prior to 2009, when it was ended so Maryland could conform to a stricter, federal rule on IDs. Maryland lawmakers, however, voted to repeal that decision. Proponents argued that the measure would make the state’s roads safer by allowing the Maryland Motor Vehicles Administration to administer written and road tests for illegal immigrants, and for insurance companies to issue them liability coverage. Opponents, such as Allegany County Democrat Kevin Kelly maintain that it sets a bad precedent in essentially validating illegal behavior…


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