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Lawmakers Approve Driver’s Licenses For Illegal Immigrants

Sacramento, CA — California lawmakers have approved a bill that would offer illegal immigrants special driver´s licenses, a measure Governor Schwarzenegger is expected to veto.

Supporters say the licenses would make the roads safer because illegal immigrants, many of whom already are driving, would be required to pass driving tests to get them.

But Republican Senator Tom McClintock argued the measure “sends a powerful message that it is the official policy of this state not to recognize or respect this nation´s immigration laws.”

Schwarzenegger rejected a similar bill last year. The governor´s legislative liaison, Richard Costigan, says Schwarzenegger will veto this legislation as well.