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Immigration Rally

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A student's t-shirt for immigration reform (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

A student’s t-shirt for immigration reform (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Supporters of an initiative to allow immigrants who may be in the country illegally to obtain driver’s licenses are rallying in Hartford.

Democratic Rep. Juan Candelaria of New Haven has called for supporters statewide to gather at the capitol on Wednesday to show lawmakers the need to address the issue during the current legislative session.

Candelaria has introduced a bill to the General Assembly that would authorize the issuance of drivers’ licenses to immigrants.

Washington and New Mexico allow immigrants to get driver’s licenses whether or not they are legally in the country. Utah grants immigrants a special driving permit. California and Illinois are considering measures to let people obtain driver’s licenses without considering their legal immigration status.

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