Undocumented immigrants seeking MA drivers license march to State House

Massachusetts

BOSTON (WWLP) – Undocumented immigrants marched from Framingham to Boston to call for the passage of house bill 3000 which would give all Massachusetts residents access to a drivers license regardless of their immigration status.  

The 25-mile journey took close to four days to complete and ended with more than 50 people gathering on the statehouse steps. 

They believe granting undocumented immigrants the right to a Massachusetts drivers license, will make the Commonwealth safer.

“These are all folks that are parents, they’re farm workers, they are restaurant workers they are doing the labor that is necessary for society to function, it’s the invisible labor. This is the matter of human decency and solidarity to pass this bill,” said Andrea Schmid of the Pioneer Valley Workers Center.

Activists called for a public hearing on the bill so that undocumented immigrants can tell their story directly to members of the Transportation committee. 

So far, 12 states including Connecticut and Vermont have passed similar bills.  
 

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