The Nebraska Legislature overwhelmingly passed a bill (LB623) which would end the state’s ban on issuing driver’s licenses to the children of undocumented immigrants by a 34-9 vote. The bill has now been sent to the desk of Governor Pete Ricketts for his signature. Although the governor has expressed his opposition to the bill, the Legislature appears to have the 30 votes needed to override a veto. According to the bill’s sponsor, Senator Jeremy Nordquist, the bill would affect roughly 2,700 children brought to the U.S. by their parents.
To learn more about this bill’s status, read the full article at http://journalstar.com/legislature/article_587f6531-0741-53d0-8076-1c8489482959.html.