Connecticut Issues 1,800 Licenses Under Immigrant Program

The state issued more than 1,800 drivers licenses in the first three months of a program that allows people living in Connecticut illegally to obtain driving privileges.

The Republican-American reports the program has also resulted in 9,100 learners' permits and the department has scheduled nearly 46,000 appointments for testing.

The legislature's budget office included the numbers in its analysis of a DMV request to shift funding within its budget to complete the program.

The law Gov. Dannel Malloy signed two years ago went into effect in January and permits people living in Connecticut to obtain drivers' licenses without having to provide legal documentation of their immigrant status.

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