Rahm Emanuel pushes for driverís licenses for illegal immigrantsRahm Emanuel pushes for driverís licenses for illegal immigrants
BlancRodriguez 16 is comforted by Mayor Rahm Emanuel as Father Brendan Curran prays St. Pius Church 1919 S. Ashland. Sunday
Mayor Rahm Emanuel rallied support Sunday at a predominantly Latino church for legislation that would allow undocumented immigrants to obtain state driverís licenses.
ďThis is a fight not just about driverís licenses, but about who we are,Ē Emanuel told parishioners, business leaders and immigration activists at St. Pius Catholic Church on the Southwest Side.
BY DAN ROZEK Staff Reporterfirstname.lastname@example.org January 7, 2013 2:10AM
The legislation passed the Illinois Senate last month and faces a committee vote this week in the Illinois House.
If passed, the measure would allow all immigrants to obtain driverís training, licenses and insurance.
Emanuel argued that the legislation makes sense because it would be a progressive step to help regulate the estimated 250,000 immigrant drivers who donít have licenses.
ďLet us lead the country again, by giving those immigrants a driverís license so they can take their kids to school and go to work,Ē Emanuel said during church services.This article was originally published in forum thread: Rahm Emanuel pushes for driverís licenses for undocumented immigrants started by working4change View original post