Should those here illegally get driver's licenses?

By: Sherelle Roberts Email
By: Sherelle Roberts Email

The Commonwealth of Kentucky does not allow undocumented individuals and those in the state illegally to have drivers licenses.

However, the state does allow those with student visas and green cards to get a licenses for a period of four (4) years, or the length of their visa--whichever is shorter.

However, advocacy for driver's licenses for undocumented individuals continues. In fact during the 2008 legislative session, one lawmaker even proposed a bill that would have allowed a driving certificate--that legislation was defeated in committee.

But the controversy continues as four states: Hawaii, Utah, New Mexico, and Maryland all allow people here illegally to get a license.


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