Minnesota is Set to Give Nearly 81,000 Unauthorized Migrants a Chance to Get Driver’s Licenses

Minnesota is set to give nearly 81,000 unauthorized migrants the opportunity to obtain driver’s licenses starting next month, the state’s Department of Public Safety announced.

The state’s “Driver’s License for All” initiative is set to commence on October 1, as formally revealed during a news conference on Thursday.

“We’ll be able to start taking applications for driver’s licenses for all Minnesotans, including those who don’t have lawful presence in the United States,” said Pong Xiong, director of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Driver and Vehicle Services.

The Department of Public Safety explains that it will not require proof of residence for the state IDs.

With the implementation of DL4All less than a month away, the time is now to get ready to get your license. Our Driver and Vehicle Services (DVS) division has  to help you navigate the process — which will be the same for everyone, regardless of immigration status — after Oct. 1.

The first thing you need to do is study the rules of the road, found on DVS’s . Specifically, you need to read the Class D Driver’s manual, which is available in several languages.

Next, gather your paperwork. After Oct. 1, Minnesota will



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