Driver’s Licenses For All

Immigrant Rights

Under the leadership of the Brazilian Worker Center, Lawyers for Civil Rights testified at the Massachusetts State House in support of the Work and Family Mobility Act, proposed legislation that would make driver’s licenses available to all qualified state residents, regardless of immigration status. Many immigrants find it impossible to meet basic family needs without driving. This bill ensures that all drivers are trained, licensed and insured. Currently, 13 states, including Connecticut and Vermont, already issue licenses to all qualified residents. At the State House, Lawyers for Civil Rights joined forces with the Brazilian Worker Center, Centro Presente, the Chelsea Collaborative, Haitian-Americans United, JALSA, and other community partners to provide testimony in support of this life-changing bill. Our testimony is available here:

Testimony from LCR Regarding Family Mobility Act