Mon, March 21st, 2011 - 5:38 am - By Gordon Basichis
I amnot sure how this works, exactly. I last left off in my brain where the controversy was that undocumented workers or illegal immigrants, you pick the term, could not obtain a driver’s license in the United States. I guess I was behind the times.
Now, in Utah, undocumented workers must undergo stricter background checks before being awarded driving privileges in that state. SB138 requires fingerprints, photographs, and criminal background checks as part of the application for a driver’s license. If you are an illegal immigrant. Er. undocumented worker. Whatever.
According to the Deseret News, those found to have felony criminal records would be referred to ICE and those with outstanding warrants to the appropriate jurisdiction. Which to me means you have to be pretty damn desperate or stupid to apply for a license when you have criminal records. But some with criminal records and outstanding warrants will still apply for their driver’s license, I’m sure.
For those interested, here is the link to SB138.
The State House and Senate both have approved the bill. To go into law the bill requires the Governor’s signature.