Panel Takes Testimony On Immigrant Licenses

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A Vermont legislative committee is taking testimony on a bill that would allow immigrant farmworkers in the country illegally to get driver’s licenses in Vermont.

Both the commissioners of the Vermont Department of Public Safety and the Motor Vehicles Department as well as a farmworker leader and Vermont Farm Bureau president are expected to testify before the Senate Transportation Committee today.

Vermont has an estimated 1,500 Spanish-speaking farmworkers, mainly on dairy farms and mainly from Mexico, who say they are isolated along Vermont’s rural dirt roads because they can’t drive. They say they have to ask farmers they work for or others for rides to the grocery store or for medical appointments.

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