By Bob Katzen

A bill that would give immigrants the right to apply for the standard Massachusetts driver’s license is among the thousands of proposals filed for consideration in the 2019-2020 session. Co-sponsors Sen. Brendan Crighton (D-Lynn) and Reps. Tricia Farley-Bouvier (D-Pittsfield) and Christine Barber (D-Somerville) say the measure would improve public safety and potentially increase state revenue by giving all qualified immigrants the right to apply for a driver’s license.

“This is a straight-forward issue with a common-sense solution,” said Crighton. “These immigrants are our neighbors, our constituents. I can’t imagine the fear they face every time they need to get in a car. It’s time Massachusetts join the 12 other states that have already passed this humane and common-sense law.”

“[The bill] is simply good public policy,” said Farley-Bouvier. “Think about it: If you get in an accident, don’t you want the other driver to have car insurance? This bill is about public safety, our economy and protecting our immigrant friends and neighbors. This is more than a bill—it’s part of a movement to fix our broken immigration system.”


  1. This is a scam for Democrats to steal elections
    Kind of convenient that now in Massachusetts all you need to register to vote is. Wait for it. Wait for it.
    A Massachusetts driver’s license.
    Are you FN kidding me.

  2. Well, according to a current PSA by Secretary Galvin, all one needs to register to vote is a driver’s license. Here we go!

  3. A drivers licence is not a right, its a privilege. A privilege that should not be available to illegals. They already get housing, food stamps, free medical, free schools for their children, free city services, and I for one am sick of my taxdollars going to support people who came here illegally. Giving them a license will not guarantee they are insured. What a crock!

    1. I totally agree with your comment. Giving illegals licenses is saying it’s okay to illegally enter our country, steal a free education for their kids, steal free medical while the rest of us taxpayers subsidize it, etc. They are in our public housing, collecting welfare, and illegally driving because these people have zero regard for the rule of law. Selfishness and self-centeredness are what drives them.

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