General Assembly passes legislation to protect DACA recipients in R.I.

THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY has passed a bill that would guarantee that state law regarding driver's licenses and work authorization will continue to apply to DACA recipients, regardless of federal policy. / PBN FILE PHOTO/NICOLE DOTZENROD
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY has passed a bill that would guarantee that state law regarding driver's licenses and work authorization will continue to apply to DACA recipients, regardless of federal policy. / PBN FILE PHOTO/NICOLE DOTZENROD
PROVIDENCE – The General Assembly passed legislation Friday that would continue to protect undocumented immigrants that came to the United States as minors. The legislation will continue the status quo relating to operator’s and chauffeur’s licenses to approved recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA. The bill was introduced by Rep.…

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