Thursday, November 15, 2007

Driver's licenses for migrants? Not in Mexico

How do you say 'hypocrite' in Spanish?
Chris Hawley
Republic Mexico City Bureau
Nov. 15, 2007 12:00 AM
MEXICO CITY - The question of whether to give driver's licenses to illegal immigrants ignited a national debate in the United States. But in Mexico, the largest source of U.S. immigrants, there's no question: Here, you must be a legal resident to get a driver's license.
All of Mexico's 31 states, along with Mexico City, require foreigners to present a valid visa if they want a driver's license, according to a survey of states by The Arizona Republic. "When it comes to foreigners, we're a little more strict here," said Alejandro Ruíz, director of education at the Mexican Automobile Association...


Anonymous Anonymous said...

How is it possible to issue a license to an illegal immigrant if they are not even suppose to be here in the first place?

6:21 PM  

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