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Florida Gov. Vetoes Immigrant Driver License Bill

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida Gov. Rick Scott is vetoing a bill that would have allowed some young immigrants who are living in the U.S. illegally to apply for a temporary driver's license.

The Florida Legislature passed a bill that said that young immigrants allowed to remain in the country under an Obama administration policy could use federal documents to receive a temporary driver's license for at least one year.

In a veto message, Scott questioned the legality of the federal policy announced last June.

The governor notes the policy has not been approved by Congress or been approved as a federal rule. He says the administration order could not be used to justify letting someone have a temporary license.

The bill (HB 235) was passed overwhelmingly by the Republican-controlled Legislature.


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