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Oregon advances bill allowing undocumented immigrants to drive

This week, New York became the 13th state to allow undocumented immigrants to drive.

Posted: Jun 18, 2019 1:31 PM

SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- Undocumented immigrants in Oregon could legally obtain drivers licenses under a measure approved by the House.

Lawmakers voted 39-21 Tuesday to send the Senate a plan expanding driving privileges to all Oregon residents regardless of their immigration status.

The bill has been a priority for pro-immigration groups who say that undocumented immigrants often live in rural areas which requires having a car. Those without proof of residence say they live in fear that they could be deported over a traffic stop.

Opponents say that the measure should be sent to the ballot considering voters already shot down a similar proposal in 2016.

This week, New York became the 13th state to allow undocumented immigrants to drive. New Jersey is considering a similar measure.

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