Help Immigrants Access Driver’s License Benefits

HOW wants all of our clients to lead their best lives – regardless of immigration status. We understand the importance of having a driver’s license, whether it’s for safely driving to medical appointments or enrolling in continuing education classes.

Allowing Bay Staters to apply for driver’s licenses, regardless of immigration status, is common sense public policy that improves public safety for all Massachusetts families. This legislation would enable all qualified Massachusetts residents, regardless of immigration status, to apply for a standard license while keeping our Commonwealth in full compliance with REAL ID requirements. Unless our House of Representatives votes with a supermajority on Wednesday, Governor Baker has demonstrated that he plans to veto this bill – preventing undocumented immigrants from safely accessing the benefits of holding a driver’s license.

Read more about this bill in a Boston Globe article from last week.


Ready to take action? Here’s what you can do!

  • The ACLU of Massachusetts makes it easy for you to call your local legislators and let them know how you feel – check it out here!
  • You can also send an email through The Action Network’s website here.
  • Curious about more ways to get involved? Check out this Action Guide from Driving Families Forward!


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