Approved driver's licenses for undocumented immigrants in Virginia

Editorial Dept. Voz de la Diaspora

The Virginia General Assembly this week approved legislation allowing undocumented persons residing in the state to obtain driver's licenses.

The measure is expected to benefit some 250 indocumentos thousand immigrants. Virginia was one of the states of the American Union, to have a very rigorous process to obtain a driving license.

Residents of the state opted for the document, They had to prove their legal status in the country and submit documents also indicate, they had a number of legal social insurance.

The state joins Massachusetts also approved a similar measure and New York, also it approved the document for undocumented migrants in the country.

victory, not only it represents a relief for immigrants. It is also a successful civil organizations from making decades have pushed for a law in favor of undocumented. On arrival at the Chambers of Representatives of the Democratic majority it facilitated this way.

Republicans opposed the approval documents arguing that giving undocumented immigrants put at risk of fraud to companies and banking companies.

The new law was passed in the House of Delegates with 57 votes in favor and 22 against. While in the Senate obtained 22 votes and 18 against.