Thousands of people marched in cities across the US to demand that undocumented immigrants be given the right to have driver’s licenses.
Immigrant rights activists called for actions on May 1st to draw attention to “Driving Without Fear” campaigns. The campaign aims to expand the short list of states that allow undocumented immigrants to drive legally. The day of action on May 1st took place with coordinated marches across the US, including cities in New Jersey, Michigan, Indiana, Georgia and Wisconsin.
Several organizations teamed up to coordinate the marches demanding that undocumented immigrants be given access to driver licenses. There was an outpouring of immigrant supporters who marched along with people whose everyday lives are made more cumbersome by laws that do not granted them the right to drive.
Movimiento Cosecha, one of the groups that helped organize the marches, is a national movement “for permanent protection, dignity and respect for all 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States.”
12 states grant undocumented immigrants the legal right to drive, with several other states considering new laws that would allow state residents to apply for driver licenses, regardless of immigration status.
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