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Prospective Drivers Get Ready to Apply For the New Drive-Only License

The Connecticut law that grants drive-only licenses to immigrants who are in the country illegally comes with no guarantees to those who do not put in their time to study or get the documents lined up that are needed to pass the written and road tests that all applicants must take.

Supporters of the law are already preparing prospective drivers to get the proper documentation and learn the information for the required tests. A statewide community event to help immigrants prepare for registering for the license will be held on Sunday, Aug. 24, at 2 p.m. at Rogers Park Middle School in Danbury. The state’s Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has held a train-the-trainer session to assist community leaders in their grassroots efforts to prepare others to help immigrants to sign up for the new license. And monthly training sessions in the same train-the-trainer format will be held at the Danbury Pubic Library. The first session is already completely full and the session for the month of October is almost at capacity.

The push comes after Nevada, one of the 10 states that offer driver

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