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June 04, 2009

Utah currently only state to offer ID cards to illegal immigrants

"MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin may soon join Utah as the only states to issue illegal immigrants special cards that allow them to drive but not get other rights that traditional licenses hold.

The plan was included in Wisconsin’s state budget approved by a Democratic-controlled committee on Friday. It is subject to approval by the full Legislature and Gov. Jim Doyle, perhaps as soon as next week.

Utah is the only state with a two-tiered system like what is being proposed in Wisconsin, according to The American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators.

About 40,000 drivers in Utah have the cards, which were created with that state’s program in 2005 as an attempt to end voter fraud among illegal immigrants who were receiving regular licenses.

Tennessee ended a driver certification program after two years in 2006 after federal investigators found that some testing centers were selling driver’s licenses and certificates to out-of-state illegal immigrants.".

at; stevenspointjournal.com

Posted by VisaLawyer at June 4, 2009 01:11 PM

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