Vermont Considering Driver’s Licenses For Migrant Workers

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Vermont’s dairy industry relies heavily on migrant
farmworkers, most of them from Mexico. Now, the state legislature is looking into whether
these workers should be allowed to obtain driver’s licenses, regardless of
their immigration status. Supporters say it would give essential members of the
Vermont community more mobility and make them less isolated; opponents
say it goes against federal law and that it gives state approval to people who
are in the country illegally. We talk to Senator Philip Baruth, who supports
the idea, and Senator Randy Brock, who is opposed. And we’ll hear from Danilo
Lopez, a 22-year-old migrant farmworker from Mexico, about his experiences, and why he’s speaking out in
support of the license bill.


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