Advocates in Idaho are hoping to pass a law that would allow undocumented people to get drivers authorization. This would allow immigrants who do not have legal status to still be able to get right with the system as far as getting a license and having insurance and being safe on the road.
Advocates in Idaho have the right idea by passing measures that will help the lives of immigrants in the state, while the federal government continues to debate the prospects of immigration reform.
60,000 people in Idaho live in a household with at least one undocumented person
By Big Country News
Local immigration leaders on called for Idaho’s Republican leadership to work on immigration reform, citing a need for national policy and local policy, including their campaign to pass driver authorization card legislation in the state.
Driver authorization cards allow undocumented persons to drive legally in the U.S., access driver training courses and purchase insurance. Sen. Jim Guthrie, R-McCammon, in February introduced S.B. 1132, which aimed to create a driver authorization card; despite drawing strong support from an array of Idaho interests, ranging from agriculture and business groups to the Roman Catholic Diocese, the bill died in committee.