Illinois is ramping up to grant driver license to undocumented immigrants in December. Of course with new laws comes new problems, fraud is always a huge factor when something new is introduced. Basic qualifications are proof of Illinois residency for at least one year and proof of ineligibility of a social security card. Drivers take vision, written, and road tests as all driver licenses applicants must pass in order to be granted driving privileges in the state.
My final project will report on two or more families with undocumented relatives that can take advantage of the new law without being in fear of deportation. In past years when undocumented immigrants were involved in accidents they would leave the scene before filing a police report. Information will not be shared with immigration officials.