Regional
3:24 pm
Wed May 28, 2003

Tennessee Won't Act On Illegal Immigrant Driving Bill

Nashville, Tennessee – Legislation making it harder for illegal immigrants to get a Tennessee driver's license is dead for the year in the General Assembly. The legislation would have prevented anyone from getting a license without a social security number or documents from the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service.

Opponents cited the cost of the bill -- $150,000. The legislation was proposed by Representative Donna Rowland and Senator Bill Ketron, both Murfreesboro Republicans. Ketron said the 19 terrorists connected to the September 11 attacks on Washington and New York had 83 driver's licenses among them.