Gov. Rick Scott vetoes immigrant driver license bill

Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Monday, March 25, 2013.

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Monday, March 25, 2013.

— Fla. Gov. Rick Scott is vetoing a bill that would have allowed some young immigrants who are living in the U.S. illegally to apply for a temporary driver's license.

The Florida Legislature passed a bill that said that young immigrants allowed to remain in the country under an Obama administration policy could use federal documents to receive a temporary driver's license for at least one year.

In a veto message, Scott questioned the legality of the federal policy announced last June.

The governor notes the policy has not been approved by Congress or been approved as a federal rule. He says the administration order could not be used to justify letting someone have a temporary license.

The bill (HB 235) was passed overwhelmingly by the Republican-controlled Legislature.

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Comments » 5

mahiman writes:

Rock on Governor! I agree!

WMissow writes:

Would this also mean that we should not allow illegal aliens gun permits? How narrow minded can the governor be? Maybe they would need the guns to protect themselves for one reason or another. :-)

August8 writes:

in response to mahiman:

Rock on Governor! I agree!

Go Gov, no brainer !!!!!

vivianped writes:

Say 'HEY' to the Gov

20andout writes:

AMENNNNN!! Good Job Gov

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