Supporters of ‘Driver’s Licenses for All’ law rally in Trenton
Supporters of a law that would give legal driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants rallied in Trenton on Wednesday to call on Gov. Phil Murphy to implement the law.
The law, which Murphy signed in 2019, went into effect on Jan. 1. But many say that they have been unable to get the licenses.
The rally was held outside the Motor Vehicle Commission offices. Demonstrators then marched to the Trenton War Memorial.
Under the law, there would be two different driver’s licenses. One would be the federal REAL ID license, for which undocumented immigrants would be ineligible. The other would be a standard state-issued license.
The immigrants, many of whom are essential workers and working through the pandemic, says that they want a safe solution to driver to work and to provide for their families.
It was unclear when the law would be implemented. The state MVC has been under a lot of pressure during the pandemic, with long lines of people attempting to conduct business at the various MVC centers around the state.