Maryland has already issued driver's licenses to thousands of illegal immigrants, and Maryland Democrats want to continue this practice. But Maryland passed a law in 2009 to conform to the requirements of the Federal Real ID Act which disqualifies the use of licenses from states issuing them to illegal immigrants as proof of identity. The 2009 law discontinued the issuing of new drivers licenses to illegal immigrants and also prohibits license renewals to those who can't provide proof of legal residency after June 30, 2015.
Now, some Maryland Democrats want to drop the 2015 deadline and resume issuing licenses to new illegal immigrant drivers. They are emboldened by the Obama Administration's ongoing delay in implementing the Federal Real ID Act.
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