Driver's License for All drives Minnesota forward by improving public safety for everyone, growing the state economy and promoting community building for all Minnesotans, regardless of immigration status.
According to the PEW Research Center (2016), there are approximately 95,000 Minnesotans without a pathway to citizenship. That means these community members do not have access to driver’s licenses in the state. Additionally, thousands of community members with temporary immigration relief (DACA, TPS, DED, etc.) lose their driver’s licenses if and when the federal government terminates these relief programs.
Expanding driver’s licenses to people historically excluded from them would make Minnesota's roads safer because more drivers would be trained, licensed, insured and accountable for their driving record. Drivers who are licensed and insured also are less likely to flee the scene of an accident.
Twelve states and Washington, D.C., already have expanded access to driver’s licenses for qualified drivers, regardless of immigration status. LET’S ADD MINNESOTA TO THE LIST!
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