Massachusetts law currently requires immigrants seeking a driver’s license to prove that they are in the country legally.
The Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition says removing that barrier — as proposed under the Safe Driving Bill — would make Massachusetts roads more secure ensuring immigrants living in the country illegally are trained, licensed and insured.
Supporters say the bill would particularly help people who do not live near public transportation. It also would protect the health and well-being of children who depend on their parents in medical emergencies "
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