Illinois Will Begin License Exams for Immigrants

By: 23 Newsroom
By: 23 Newsroom

CHICAGO (AP) -- Illinois is beginning to let undocumented immigrants apply for a driver's license.

The Chicago Sun-Times reports appointments begin Tuesday for people to take license tests at two locations -- one in Chicago and one in Springfield.

A total of four locations will offer the license exams by the end of the month. And 21 will offer the exams in January. So far, more than 5,500 people have scheduled appointments.

The licenses are valid for three years and may be used only for driving. They can't be used as identification for activities like boarding a plane, voting or buying a firearm.

Supporters say the law will save Illinois motorists money and make roads safer. But critics say there's a potential for identity fraud

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