Illinois Allows Driving Licenses For Illegal Immigrants

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The Illinois Highway Safety Coalition says unlicensed, uninsured drivers are involved in almost 80,000 accidents in the state each year, resulting in $660 million in damage. Unlicensed immigrant drivers cost $64 million in damage claims, it said.

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The State of Illinois issues a special driver's license to non-citizens who cannot get a SSN. The license is called Temporary Visitor Driver's License (TVDL). There are two kinds of TVDLs. The first is for someone authorized to reside in this country for one or more years.

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Illinois will become the fourth U.S. state to allow illegal immigrants to drive, after the state House of Representatives on Tuesday approved temporary licenses and Governor Pat Quinn said he

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Illinois governor signs law that may affect 250,000 who don't have visa or green card. Immigrants who pass a driver's test and have insurance can get a driver's license. Bipartisan backers say the

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Supporters of the measure said some 250,000 illegal immigrants already were driving in the fifth most populous U.S. state, and the new law would require them to …

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Every applicant for a license must have a social security number. It has been reported that stolen social security numbers can be bought for about $5,000 for use in obtaining a driver’s license. Any person caught driving without a license will be charged with violating 625 ILCS 5/6-101. This charge is a Class B misdemeanor.

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Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed a bill into law Sunday afternoon in Chicago that grants hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants the right to drive.

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The proposed law breezed through the Illinois House and Senate with bipartisan support, giving 250,000 undocumented immigrants in the state opportunity to have a valid temporary driver’s license.

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The Illinois Highway Safety Coalition reports that undocumented drivers cause $64 million in damage claims each year. So, one practical approach to this problem is accepting the reality, and requiring that undocumented drivers learn the rules of the road and get a license and insurance. Undocumented drivers, or non-visa immigrants who wish to

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However, Illinois lawmakers passed a bill yesterday allowing illegal aliens to get driver’s licenses in their state. Proponents of the new Illinois law argue that everyone is safer when illegal aliens have driver’s licenses because they are …

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Email this article. Jan. 8, 2012— -- The Illinois General Assembly passed legislation on Tuesday that would permit unauthorized immigrants to obtain temporary drivers licenses, clearing the way

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Illinois will now allow undocumented immigrants to get driver's licenses. The new law creates temporary visitor driver's licenses for these immigrants. The governor said the law will help increase public safety throughout the state as …

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Allowing undocumented immigrants to obtain a license would mean more of those drivers would have to pass road and written driving tests and vision tests, supporters say. Also, uninsured, unlicensed

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois moved a step closer Tuesday to becoming the next state to allow illegal immigrants to obtain driver's licenses after House lawmakers approved a bill requiring

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On January 8 th, Illinois joined New Mexico and Washington as a state which allows illegal immigrants to receive valid driver’s licenses.. The bill originally failed in 2007 by two votes, but passed the house last year 65-46. The hope is that by making licenses available to everyone on the road will make the roads safer for all by avoiding traffic violations.

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Can undocumented immigrants legally drive in illinois?

Back in January 2013, Illinois passed a law extending driving opportunities to undocumented immigrants. Prior to its implementation, non-U.S. citizens without a visa could not legally drive in Will County or anywhere in Illinois. Yet out of necessity, many did so anyway.

What is a special drivers license for immigrants in illinois?

Driver’s license for immigrants. The State of Illinois issues a special driver's license to non-citizens who cannot get a SSN. The license is called Temporary Visitor Driver's License (TVDL). You can apply for a TVDL if you have a lawful immigration status. If you are an undocumented immigrant, you may be able to get a TVDL as well.

What does illinois new drivers license law mean for you?

The Illinois Driver Services Department has stated that the goal of the program is to improve traffic safety, while underscoring the importance of driver’s license integrity and security. In essence, the new law extends a program already in place for Illinois residents unable to obtain a Social Security card.

Can immigrants get a drivers license?

Immigrants who do not have the legal documents to reside in the United States can face significant restrictions. One of these is getting an identification card or a driver’s license. These documents are issued by each state’s Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) based on a person’s Social Security number.

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