Limited Driver's Licenses For Undocumented Residents In Md. And D.C.

Limited Driver's Licenses For Undocumented Residents In Md. And D.C.

Maryland and D.C. are joining a handful of other states in approving limited driver's licenses for illegal immigrants. We explore the issues involved.

As the national immigration debate stalls in Congress, Maryland and the District of Columbia are joining a handful of states that are issuing driver's licenses to undocumented residents. The specially-marked licenses can be used to drive but not as a federal ID. We explore what the new laws mean for our region and for the national battle over immigration.

Guests

Mary Cheh

Member, D.C. Council (D-Ward 3); Chair, Committee on Transportation and the Environment

Victor Ramirez

Member, Maryland Senate (D-Prince George's)

Jon Feere

Legal Policy Analyst, Center for Immigration Studies

Brad Botwin

Director, Help Save Maryland.com

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Maryland and D.C. are moving ahead on proposals to issue a special type of driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants. We find out what proof residents will need to show in order to apply for an ID, and how opponents to the measure are reacting.

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