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1,200 undocumented immigrants receive Illinois drivers licenses

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Hundreds of undocumented immigrants living in Illinois have received driver's licenses in the past two months. According to the Illinois Secretary of State, more than 12,000 immigrants in Illinois have received licenses since December 2013.

Immigrants have the opportunity to take license exams at 14 locations across the state. Licenses are valid for three years and can only be used for driving. Licenses cannot be used as an identification for other activities like voting, buying a firearm or boarding a plane.

Many supporters believe the law will save Illinois motorists money and make roads safer, while critics argue the state should be cracking down on undocumented immigrants who entered the U.S. illegally.

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