Ill. bill would give illegal immigrants temporar driver's licenses

The Illinois state senate easily passed a bill Tuesday to give illegal immigrants temporary driver's licenses.

The bill would allow about 250,000 illegal immigrants who drive in the state to get a three-year driver's license.

No Social Security number is needed to apply.

Holders of the temporary license will have to go through the same testing as drivers with regular licenses and car insurance will be mandatory.

Supporters say the change will make sure all drivers in the state are trained, tested, and insured regardless of citizenship.

Now that it has passed the Senate, the bill will move to the House for a vote.


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