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Conn. Driver Licenses Urged for Illegal Immigrants

drivingNEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A group of Connecticut religious congregations is calling on state officials to allow illegal immigrants to get drivers’ licenses and register their vehicles.

About 200 activists are expected to attend the launching of a campaign to enact state legislation on expanded access to licenses. The gathering is set for Sunday afternoon at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in New Haven.

Congregations Organized for a New Connecticut say about 54,000 Connecticut residents who must drive to work or take children to school cannot get licenses because they are in the U.S. illegally.

Advocates say allowing immigrants to obey drivers’ license laws will improve safety on the roads because the immigrant motorists’ driving skills will be tested and they will have to buy car insurance.


  • shawnm

    WTF? Really?

  • shawnm

    Seriously…..WTF?

  • Mick

    Dumb asses!
    This is an example of radicals lifting the edge of the tent to put the camel’s nose under it and bleeding hearts will say, “oh yes”.

  • alpinequeen

    How about a free ride to Bradley Field and a one way ticket out of the country? This is residency by squatters rights.

  • anonymous777

    I dont see what the problem is theyre not gettin it for free who would you want to hit your car an illegal immigrant with no insurance and no license (wich means ur fukd) or an illegal immigrant with a license and insurance!? Sounds like a no brainer more money goes back into the state with license purchasing..insurance.premiums. d.u.i. charges ..re licensing.. instead of it all goin back to mejico u DIGGG LOL

  • anonymous777

    U guys sound like the poosies that get out their car and be like…..what you dont have no insurance!! And no license neither!!! At least now u get that accident taken care of soooo stop crying its gonna be allllright…