Undocumented Drivers Face 6 Months’ Wait

Undocumented Drivers Face 6 Months’ Wait

Undocumented drivers in Illinois are facing wait times of up to six months–just to get an appointment. Others are driving hours to find an office that can help them more quickly. The Illinois General Assembly passed the undocumented drivers law back in 2012, hoping to license some of the quarter million undocumented residents estimated to live in the Prairie State.

Secretary of State Jesse White (whose office administers driver’s licenses in Illinois) said the pace was on the “right track,” noting that his office was given only eight months to prepare for the new program.

Illinois is one of 11 states nationwide that issues driver’s licenses to undocumented drivers.

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