State & Local Update: June 11
CaliforniaAssembly Bill 35, which grants ID cards and unemployment benefits to DACA recipients, has been referred to the Senate Labor and Industrial Relations and Judiciary Committees.ColoradoSenate Joint Resolution 13-003, which urges Congress to pass Comprehensive Immigration Reform, passed the House on May 24 and the Senate on June 4.ConnecticutHouse Bill 6495, which grants driver’s licenses to illegal aliens, was signed by Gov. Dannel Malloy (D) on June 6. The bill requires:
- Proof of identity by producing two documents from the primary list or one document from the primary list and one from the secondary list. The primary list consists of (A) an unexpired foreign passport or passport expired for less than three years; (B) a valid, unexpired consular identification document issued by an applicant’s country of citizenship; or (C) a consular report of an applicant’s birth in a foreign country. The secondary list consists of (A) a valid, unexpired motor vehicle operator’s license, with security features, issued by another state or country, (B) a valid foreign voter registration card, (C) a certified copy of a marriage certificate issued by any state or territory of the United States, or any political subdivision thereof, including any county, city or town, (D) a certified school transcript, or (E) a baptismal certificate or any similar document;
- Proof of Connecticut residency; and files an affidavit stating that an application to legalize status has been filed or will be field when eligible (if ever) to do so.
- Files an affidavit stating that an application to legalize status has been filed or will be field when eligible (if ever) to do so.
- Attended a Rhode Island high school for three or more years;
- Graduated from a Rhode Island high school or received GED in the state;
- Registered as an entering student or currently enrolled after 2010-2011 academic year.
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