CT Mirror: Immigration Unites, Then Divides House


Ana Maria Rivera, with hand to mouth, and other immigration activists watch from House gallery as roll call is taken on GOP amendment to bill opening driver’s licences to illegal immigrants. Bill passed on 74-55 vote at 5:48 a.m. (Photo: CT Mirror)
The push and pull of immigration politics played out over a marathon House session that began Wednesday with bipartisan consensus on one bill and ended Thursday in partisan rancor on another.
In a vote likely to reverberate in the 2014 races for governor and General Assembly, the House voted 74-55 after sunrise Thursday for a bill allowing people in the country illegally to obtain a Connecticut driver’s license, beginning Jan. 1, 2015.
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Written by Mark Pazniokas. The CT Mirror is a media partner with CTLatinoNews.com.