Supporters cheered in the State Capitol Rotunda as the Democrat-controlled Minnesota House this afternoon on a vote of 74-to-52 passed a bill that would allow undocumented immigrants to obtain a Minnesota drivers license. One man who came to the Capitol in support of the bill said, “It’s for all the family of people in Minnesota…. It’s not just for part of the immigrant community, but it’s for everybody’s safety I think.”
But Republican Representative Jeremy Munson from Lake Crystal says, “Who loses under this law? The people who came here legally, because they’re trying to get jobs legally and their employers — these companies that you guys are supporting and you’re bailing out — they’re paying people… substandard wages.”
The immigrant drivers license bill faces stiff opposition in the Republican-controlled Minnesota Senate.