"THE HOUSE PASSED legislation Wednesday that opens a pathway for some undocumented immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses in Massachusetts, a move advocates say would make roads safer for all motorists and opponents argue rewards people for entering the country illegally.
On a 120-36 vote, the House advanced the bill to the Senate after hours of debate that divided representatives on whether the legislation promotes safe driving in Massachusetts or undermines legal immigration.
Rep. William Straus, co-chair of the Transportation Committee, said the “narrowly drawn bill” would protect public safety and addresses Gov. Charlie Baker’s concerns with the policy. "
|"measure ensures all drivers in Massachusetts are licensed and trained to operate"|