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Driver's licenses for immigrants here illegally clear key federal hurdle
Driver's licenses for immigrants here illegally clear key federal hurdle

It took a while, but the federal government late last week finally signed off on the California Department of Motor Vehicles' design for driver's licenses for people in the country illegally. The cards, which will be issued beginning Jan. 1, will have the phrase "federal limits apply" on the front. The Department of Homeland Security rejected the initial design, which would have placed a small mark on the front and add to the back the sentence: "This card is not acceptable for official federal purposes." So the new version will be less subtle than backers had hoped (Ted Rall explores that here, and in the cartoon above). It's a reasonable compromise....

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