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Oregon Senate Considers Immigrant Driver's License Bill

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NBCRightNow.com - Oregon lawmakers are considering a bill that would grant short-term driver's licenses to people who live in the country illegally.

Senate Bill 833 would make immigrants, who have lived in Oregon for at least a year and meet other requirements, eligible for a four-year driver license without proving U.S. citizenship

Supporters say the proposal would make Oregon roads safer, because there would be fewer uninsured and untrained drivers. But, opponents believe the bill would encourage more people to come to the state illegally.
    
Currently, applicants must prove citizenship to obtain driver's licenses.

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