Illinois Likely To Issue Drivers Licenses To Undocumented Immigrants

Several leading Illinois political leaders have proposed legislation allowing undocumented immigrants to get driver’s licenses, which, if passed, would make Illinois the third and largest state to do so. Illinois Governor Pat Quinn (D), Speaker of the House Michael Madigan (D), and Senate President John Cullerton (D) are all supporting the law, making passage likely. The law would likely improve road safety in Illinois by requiring the state’s roughly 250,000 undocumented immigrants to pass state driving tests and by getting them access to auto insurance.