A bill was recently filed in the Florida house of representatives and the Senate, would allow people to get driver’s licenses regardless of their immigration status in the United States
(Florida Highway Safety and motor vehicles)
A bill would allow recently filed in the Florida house of representatives and the Senate, to get people, driver’s licenses, regardless of their residence status.
Proposed in the Florida legislature last month, would the bill allow illegal immigrants to use identification documents such as an unexpired foreign passport or foreign birth certificate in order to drive a license.
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Democratic Rep. Anna Eskamani, who sponsored the House bill, said she believes this legislation helps build “trust” with those considered “marginal groups” in the state, and said it would make the roads safer, according to the News Service of Florida.
“It does not matter, your status of residence. If you should be on the streets, you have access to a drivers test to get and the possibility of car insurance,” democratic Sen. Jose Javier Rodriguez said.
The Florida Immigrant Coalition, said in a press release that it allows people without the correct immigration documentation to obtain the ability to, a driver’s license would have to “[cement] trust in the law-enforcement authorities, while protecting vulnerable communities.”
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The group says that Florida would experience drivers, lower insurance premiums and safety on the roads, and a possible increase of $4 million in state financial management, “if 75 percent of the Floridians, which are denied, were licenses because of their status as immigrants will be able to obtain a driver’s license.”
Those who have a license in Florida under current state law, you must prove you are a US citizen or resident alien, the news service reported.