Supporters of Immigrant License Bill Not Giving Up

by Categorized: Brendan Sharkey, Martin Looney Date:

As reported earlier this month, a bill that would give undocumented immigrants the right to obtain a state-issued driver\’s license died on the legislature\’s transportation committee.

But advocates are continuing to press their case. They will bring a group of high-powered supporters, including mayors of some of the state\’s largest cities and House Speaker Brendan Sharkey, to the Capitol Monday in hopes of winning passage of the bill this year.

 Supporters say allowing immigrants without the proper documentation to obtain a license will improve public safety, lower insurance costs, help law enforcement and generate new revenue for the state. Several states, most recently Illinois and Maryland, have enacted similar laws.

The proposal, which is being promoted by a group of religious leaders called Congregations Organized for a New Connecticut, or CONECT, already has a powerful ally in Senate Majority Leader Martin Looney of New Haven. In addition to Sharkey, those expected to attend Monday\’s event include the mayors of New Britain, Hartford, New Haven and Bridgeport.

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4 thoughts on “Supporters of Immigrant License Bill Not Giving Up

  1. Jeb

    So the argument is they are driving without a license. By definition they are law breakers. If they are here illegally why aren’t they being sent back to their home country.

  2. Patriot

    “generate new revenue for the state”. This – and votes – are the only things politicians are interested in. Not laws, not what is right, not common sense. They can’t even find a way to use ‘illegal’ with the word ‘immigrant’ when that is clearly what they are if they are not documented properly.

    Porous borders and political greed and lack of oversight give us people like the clowns who bombed the Boston Marathon. Time for some profiling when it comes to immigration

  3. Disgusted former Democrat

    The modern Democrat party just wants the Latino vote and will redistribute all they can to them to buy it.

    1. katz

      all illegals should be pushed out of this country as soon as possible. Don’t spend another penny on food, medical or anything else for any of them. They are dragging this country down in extinction

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