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Sunday December 16, 2012

ACLU is Calling for Support for All Illinois Drivers

ACLU is Calling for Support for All Illinois Drivers

Photo: Driving documentation for all

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During the first week of January 2013, the Illinois House will consider a measure that provides a way for all persons who are present in the United States without documentation - to obtain a driving document under Illinois law. This is a unique opportunity that needs to move forward now.

To obtain the document, an individual will need to produce a form of identification issued by their country of origin and evidence that they reside in Illinois. In return, drivers will be tested on their driving skills and rules of the road, and provide proof of insurance for their automobile. Urge your support for this bill: take action now!

Many undocumented persons fear interactions with police that begin with a simple traffic stop. In some communities, such stops can result in long detentions - disrupting families and work. This measure will alleviate many of these unnecessary detentions and keep families from being unnecessarily upset and split apart.

Please take a moment to write your representatives in the legislature and urge them to support the driver’s license bill when it comes to the floor.

This is a big step forward for Illinois.