Minnesota’s ‘Driver’s Licences for All’ Bill HF1500

Friday, Minnesota lawmakers advanced legislation that would allow illegal immigrants to obtain a driver’s license.

With so much surrounding the debate over immigration and access to social benefits, some say the bill promotes illegal activity and others say it would make life easier.

“Undocumented immigrants with some formal ID is an opportunity for us to just simply be able to identify folks who are completely law-abiding but they just don’t have that piece of paper that says this is who I am,” said Olmsted County Attorney Mark Ostrem.