SPRINGFIELD, IL - Illinois Secretary of State's office is reporting that more than 1,200 individuals in the U.S. illegally have received Illinois driver's licenses under a new state law, and more than 30,000 appointments have been scheduled for applicants who want to obtain the new licenses.
The licenses, which cost less than ones for citizens, may be used for driving. As of now, they cannot be used as identification to board a plane, vote or buy a firearm.
Critics of the state-issued license say Illinois should be cracking down on the law-breakers, not accommodating them or making Illinois a more attractive place for them to live. They also warn there's a real potential for identity fraud, which will cost the state additional money to prosecute.