CHICAGO - An overwhelming majority of U.S. voters oppose allowing illegal immigrants to legally drive on their highways, a new Rasmussen survey shows. However, last week California became the latest – and biggest – state to authorize driver’s licenses for illegal immigrants.
Earlier this year, Illinois became the fourth state to allow illegal immigrants to legally drive their roads and highways. In January 2013, the Illinois General Assembly sent to Governor Quinn a law allowing the distribution of driver's licenses to illegal immigrants, and the governor signed it into law. Republicans and Democrats supported the effort in both the Illinois House and Senate. The vote was assessed in the Illinois Review story "How did your State Lawmakers vote on Drivers licenses for illegals"?
Sixty-eight percent (68%) of Likely U.S. Voters think illegal immigrants should not be eligible for driver’s licenses in their state. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 22% favor allowing illegal immigrants to get licenses in their home state.