Friday, November 12, 2010

Immigration: State to require proof for driver's licenses again

One of only three states where illegal immigrants can still obtain driver’s licenses, Washington is moving to tighten the rules.

Beginning Monday, the state Department of Licensing will require people without a Social Security number who are seeking a new driver’s license to provide proof they actually live here.

While a few in that category might be U.S. citizens and legal residents, most are illegal immigrants.

Washington stands with New Mexico and Utah in issuing driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants. And officials say an alarming number of out-of-state residents without Social Security numbers have been obtaining licenses here in recent years – this year more than double what it was three years ago...

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