'Thousands of immigrants risk being detained and separated from their families each time they drive their children to school, medical appointments, or drive themselves to work'
The MTA Board of Directors has endorsed the proposed Work and Family Mobility Act, legislation that would allow all qualified residents of the Commonwealth, regardless of immigration status, to obtain a standard driver’s license.
The Work and Family Mobility Act (S.2061/H.3012) is sponsored by Senator Brendan Crighton (D-Lynn), Representative Tricia Farley-Bouvier (D-Pittsfield) and Representative Christine Barber (D-Somerville).
The Board adopted the proposal as a New Business Item on June 15. It was introduced at the 2019 MTA Annual Meeting of Delegates and subsequently referred to the Board.
”Thousands of immigrants risk being detained and separated from their families each time they drive their children to school, medical appointments, or drive themselves to work,” the NBI stated. “Roughly one in six immigrants in Massachusetts is undocumented. Undocumented immigrants are an essential part of our communities and our economy and deserve not only a path to citizenship but also our support and compassion when they try to meet their family’s basic needs.”