Young illegal immigrants can get Nevada license

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Updated: 11/29/2012 11:57 pm

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Immigrants brought to the United State illegally as children and granted a temporary reprieve by President Obama to remain in the country will be eligible for Nevada driver's licenses.

The Las Vegas Sun reports the state will honor employment authorization cards issued to applicants by the Department of Homeland Security. The photo IDs have been issued to other noncitizens in the country legally and have been accepted by the DMV since at least 1999.

Gov. Brian Sandoval tells the newspaper that he supports the state policy, but at least one Republican lawmaker says the Nevada Legislature should consider the question when it meets in early 2013.

Sen. James Settelmeyer of Minden says the issue is too important to be decided at the agency level.

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4nevada - 11/30/2012 2:42 PM
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"and the walls came a-tumblin' down"

Speed - 11/30/2012 1:43 PM
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If they were brought into the US illegally,we should be taking them back to their LEGAL home Country,so as to make them legal citizens of that Country. THEN,if they want to come here and partake of our benefits,they get in line and do the required steps to enter the US LEGALLY and become Americans.

kdavis52 - 11/30/2012 9:30 AM
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Sure. As long as they don't have a criminal record.

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