Tn. Alien Driving “Certificate” Causes Confusion

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Tennessee's "certificate for driving," which identifies its holder as a non-U.S. citizen, resembles a driver's license. Below the state flag are the words: "For driving purposes only – not valid for identification." The Los Angeles Times says the purple card represents Tennessee's effort to solve a problem that has troubled many states. Faced with huge numbers of illegal immigrants driving, legislators have searched for a way to license and insure them – without granting them state-issued driver's licenses. Tennessee's answer is the certificate for driving, which is being distributed to drivers who are . . .

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