There are only a few states that either currently offer driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants or that are about to. LET’S ADD FLORIDA TO THE LIST!
The state of Florida is among the many U.S. states that DO NOT currently allow an undocumented immigrant the ability to attain a driver’s license. In addition, Florida is one of the few states that uses a tag-reader that flags vehicles whose drivers do not have a license issued to them. The police have the ability to easily target and continuously, pull over the undocumented – knowing they wouldn’t have a license. If an undocumented immigrant is pulled over THREE TIMES for driving without a license, they would face a felony charge – and thus eliminate their chances of ever applying for any documentation.
We as Raíces en Tampa are firmly against deportations, militarization at the border and the continued attacks against immigrants. Because driving is a basic right FOR ANYONE, we began the push in Florida when no one else was focusing on licenses; a license would mean no more excuses to pull over, fine or deport an undocumented immigrant who is simply driving.
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