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Licenses for Children of Undocumented Immigrants passes Barriers

On Behalf of | May 28, 2015 | Immigration |

Proponents of LB623 voted to break a filibuster on the bill on the 19 th by a 37 to 9 vote. The bill would put an end to Nebraska’s ban on driver’s licenses for children of undocumented immigrants and is currently opposed by Governor Pete Ricketts. The bill was challenged by some senators including Beau McCoy of Omaha who contended that driver’s licenses could pave the way for children of undocumented immigrants, known as Dreamers from the DREAM Act, to vote illegally. The bill’s sponsor, Senator Jeremy Nordquist argues these children deserve to be licenses given their almost life-long residency in the state and their participation in the workforce is “an economic plus for our state.” 

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