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Driver’s License Debate Continues

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger says illegal immigrants might be eligible for drivers´ licenses — but may face restrictions that some Hispanic lawmakers have called unacceptable.

Schwarzenegger says that if the identity of illegal immigrants can´t be verified, they may have to accept licenses that could only be used for driving — not for positive identification at airports, banks or businesses.

The governor´s comments came during a brief news conference following his tour of a levee break west of Stockton.

Schwarzenegger says negotiations are underway to hammer out the details of a compromise about the drivers´ licenses — and he is optimistic a deal can be reached.