OIB has joined our friends from the New Haven Independent to participate in the Independent’s “True Vote” experiment in citizen issues elections, the first asking the question, “Should Connecticut Grant Driver’s Licenses to Undocumented Immigrants?” Many Connecticut mayors including Bill Finch say yes. Cast your ballot.
José Sanchez and other undocumented immigrants showed up at the Capitol Monday to pose a late-session question for legislators: While the state awaits federal action on immigration reform, what to do now about all the immigrants driving without licenses?
(You don’t have to wait for lawmakers to make up their minds–you can cast your electronic ballot right here in the ballot box, part of the Independent’s “True Vote” experiment in citizen issues elections.)
Sanchez (pictured) was one of dozens of undocumented immigrants and advocates who trekked to the Capitol Monday morning to call on Connecticut to start issuing driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants. Mayors from throughout the state joined them.
A native of Mexico, Sanchez said he needs a license to drive to work at a landscaping company and to shop at the grocery store. He also needs it to drive his family around.
Read more here.