Immigrants in Mass. now able to apply for driver’s licenses regardless of immigration status as new law goes into effect


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Monday marked the first day immigrants living in Massachusetts could apply for driver’s licenses and learner’s permits regardless of their immigration status.

The Work and Family Mobility Act, which became law last year, went into effect on Saturday, July 1, and throughout Monday, volunteers and extra staff were on hand at RMV locations to help applicants.

“It’s a ‘dream come true’ thing today,” one man told 7NEWS, describing how having a license would allow many to drive at ease compared to driving without a license. “We always have [been] watching over our shoulders, always watch our back, what we are doing — mostly, trying to avoid even driving.”

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