Illinois offers a "TVDL," or temporary visitor driver's license, to undocumented immigrants and non-visa seeking residents who have lived in the state at least one year, but advocates say the wait for an appointment is often too long.
Originally published on Fri October 31, 2014 8:45 am
Immigrant rights groups say Illinois needs to improve its program for issuing drivers licenses to undocumented immigrants. The program started last December.
When Illinois created a special drivers license for people without permission to be in the country, supporters said it would make the roads safer. In order to get one, an applicant has to have auto insurance and pass a driving test.
Governor Pat Quinn says he'll sign legislation creating a special driver's license for immigrants who are in Illinois illegally. The bill cleared its final legislative hurdle Tuesday after it was approved by the House on the last day of the lame-duck session.