The Vermont Senate will soon consider allowing immigrant farm workers to get state driver’s licenses.
The Senate Transportation Committee last week moved out a bill that would do just that by a vote of 4-to-1.
Vermont dairy farms employ an estimated 1,500 Mexican farmworkers, many of whom are here illegally.
They say without drivers licenses, they are often isolated in rural areas.
The bill would allow them to get driver’s licenses if they have proper documentation.