Oregon governor signs immigrant driving bill

People living in state illegally can get license

SALEM, Ore. - Oregon Governor, John Kitzhaber, signed a bill Wednesday that will allow immigrants living in Oregon, without legal permission, to get a driver's license.

The bill was signed on the Capitol steps during a May Day immigration rally.

Thousands of supporters came out to the event and cheered their support.

The restricted driver's license will not be allowed to be used to vote, board a plane or buy a firearm. They will be marked "Driver's Card" to distinguish it from a standard Oregon license. 

Supporters say the move will make the roads safer, opponents say it will lure more people to come to Oregon illegally.

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