Md. House OK immigrant licenses
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) -- The Maryland House of Delegates has passed a measure that would allow immigrants living in the U.S. illegally to continue to obtain Maryland driver's licenses.
The measure, already approved by the Senate, passed in an 83-54 vote on Friday.
The legislation would expand an existing licensing system that allows some applicants to obtain a license without proof of lawful immigration status.
Supporters it enables illegal immigrants to purchase car insurance and makes the state's highways safer. Opponents argued that the licenses could draw more such people.