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In Utah, Refugees May Be Able to Take Driver Exam in Native Language

Refugees in Utah will be able to take their first driver’s license exam in their native language, under a measure by a state senator.

Republican state Sen. Curtis Bramble of Provo says the bill passed Tuesday helps new refugees become self-sufficient by getting a license.

Senate Bill 47 would let refugees get a license for four years if they pass the initial test.
When they renew, the test would be in English.

Bramble says the bill only applies to legal refugees. About 1,100 per year come to Utah.

Bramble says most people opposing the bill think it will help illegal immigrants, or that all immigrants are illegal.

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This is based on a story by The Associated Press.