Immigrant Licenses

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The Vermont Senate has advanced legislation aimed at allowing workers on Vermont farms to become legal drivers despite the fact that they may be in the country illegally.


The Vermont Senate is expected to take up a bill that would allow immigrant farm workers to get driver's licenses in Vermont.

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A Vermont Senate committee has passed a bill that would allow immigrant farmworkers to get state driver's licenses.

A special Vermont legislative panel has put off issuing its final recommendation, but appears strongly in favor of allowing immigrant farmworkers in the country in violation of federal law to get state drivers' licenses.

The panel of nine, including lawmakers and people representing farm, immigrant and human rights groups, put the finishing touches Thursday to a report that's to be given to lawmakers as they convene next month.