Undocumented residents sign up for licenses

A new law that went into effect Thursday will allow undocumented immigrants to apply for learner's permits and eventually driver's licenses in Connecticut.



Those eligible for the Drive Only program are undocumented residents who cannot establish legal presence in the United States and are at least 16 years old. They must be Connecticut residents and have never committed a felony.



According to the DMV website, the program was established to improve public safety and to try to ensure that all drivers understand the rules and laws of driving. Those who pass the test can register and insure their vehicles.



A Drive Only license is not valid for state or federal identification purposes, and cannot be used to vote.



A representative from the DMV says they have already booked about 28,000 appointments in the state.


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