Oregon Legislators Want To Reinstate Driving Privileges For Undocumented Immigrants

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When Isa Peña was a senior in high school in 2012, she enjoyed a privilege that so many students hope for: She drove herself to school.

But that privilege came with a responsibility. She also had to drive her parents and two younger siblings anywhere they needed to go.

That meant using school time, and even leaving school early some days, to take her father to work.

He emigrated from Mexico and had a driver’s license for a while. But when it expired in 2012, he wasn’t able to renew because of a 2008 Oregon law that restricted people without proof of legal residence from receiving or renewing their licenses. Check out the full story.

By Erica Morrison, OPB


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