Revenue Dept. says no illegal immigrant problem with licenses
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Revenue Dept. says no illegal immigrant problem with licenses

Date: November 26, 2007
By: Brandon Smith
State Capitol Bureau

Intro: As the governor continues to put pressure on illegal immigrants, one state department says Blunt's newest issue is actually a non-issue.

Brandon Smith has more from Jefferson City. 

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The governor says his bill will prevent illegal immigrants from getting driver's licenses.

Missouri Department of Revenue spokesman David Griffith says illegal immigrants aren't getting licenses now.

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Description: Really it's not a problem at all because currently we have safeguards that are in place that keep illegals from getting a Missouri driver's license.


People from outside the United States applying for a Missouri license must prove their legal presence in this country, going through an extra step in the process before being issued their license.

Reporting from the State Capitol, I'm Brandon Smith.


Intro: As the governor continues to pressure illegal immigrants, one state department says he needs to focus on a specific issue.

Brandon Smith has more from Jefferson City. 

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The governor's newest effort involves pushing a bill barring illegal immigrants from getting driver's licenses.

Missouri Department of Revenue spokesman David Griffith says the legislation must include measures against those trying to help illegal immigrants.

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Description: There needs to be some teeth in that particular bill that would prevent people from assisting illegals from getting a driver license here in the state of Missouri.

Griffith said while an illegal immigrant cannot get a driver's license under the current safeguards, there will always be people who try to get around the system.

Reporting from the State Capitol, I'm Brandon Smith.