January 28, 2014
The largest immigrant advocacy group in New England is again pushing lawmakers to support a bill that would allow foreign-born residents living in the country illegally to secure Massachusetts driver’s licenses.
Massachusetts law currently requires immigrants seeking a driver’s license to prove that they are in the country legally.
The Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition, or MIRA, said removing that barrier — as proposed under the Safe Driving Bill — would make Massachusetts roads more secure ensuring immigrants living in the country illegally are trained, licensed and insured.
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