HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The state issued more than 1,800 drivers licenses in the first three months of a program that allows people living in the state illegally to obtain driving privileges. The Republican-American reports […]
Connecticut mayors and state lawmakers are calling on the General Assembly to pass a bill that would expand access to driver’s licenses to immigrants who may be in the country illegally.
New Haven Mayor John DeStefano says he will ask the state legislature to allow illegal immigrants who live in the city to vote in municipal elections.
Connecticut is now among twelve states including New York and Illinois that grant in-state tuition to illegal immigrants who are working toward legal status.
Connecticut’s highest court has overturned a lower court ruling that found a state law violated the rights of legal immigrants by taking away taxpayer-funded medical benefits.