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Florida group revives call for driver's licenses for illegal immigrants

A Florida immigration group is renewing a push for driver’s licenses for undocumented immigrants in the Sunshine State.

The Sarasota-based Living with Angels drew attention to its cause Saturday with a noisy protest along U.S. 41.

“Not a lot of people in Florida are legal, so if you’re not legal you can’t have a driver’s license,” Paula Rincon, a member of the group, told Fox 13 News in Tampa.

Living with Angels and other immigration advocacy groups want the Florida Legislature and Gov. Rick Scott to pass a law allowing undocumented immigrants to have licenses to drive.

Illegal immigrants can obtain drivers licenses in 11 states, plus the District of Columbia.

Last year, Scott vetoed a bill that would let children of undocumented immigrants drive. Fox 13 said the governor refused to sign the bill into law while noting that immigrants with federal employment authorization cards are eligible for temporary licenses.

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