The Chat examines the effort to repeal the law that grants driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants.
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“[There] were 160 people. There was an armed man who was forcing us to be silent.” — Sebastiana Raymundo, recalling her travels with her daughter as they crossed the border in the back of a trailer
In objecting to such things as women voting before 1920, gay rights, and immigrants getting driver’s licenses, people ignore and choose to violate an 1843 law still on the books.
On Thursday afternoon they celebrated the approval of the Law that will allow them to have driver’s licenses and no longer fear driving their vehicles to work or taking their children to school.
Desde la tarde del miércoles un grupo de miembros de Cosecha se instaló con carpas afuera de la Casa del Estado para esperar la votación.
When the new law takes effect in July of 2023, immigrants without legal status will be eligible for standard state driver’s licenses if they show documents proving their identity, date of birth and residency in Massachusetts.
After learning the results of Thursday’s Senate’s vote (35-8 in favor), no one could contain the joy and celebrations that broke out, with hugs, tears, and dancing.
Una senadora se salió de libreto y envió mensaje en español. En la sala se escuchaban los gritos de los manifestantes desde la calle y luego de la votación la galería del Senado estalló entre aplausos y abrazos.
If the bill becomes law, it would not take effect until July of 2023. For now, Helena DaSilva Hughes of the Immigrants Assistance Center is focused on ensuring the community continues to receive accurate information.