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By Mangosuthu Buthelezi
Memories of a long brotherhood tempered in common struggle
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Lucinda Babers
D.C. Council members voiced overwhelming support Thursday for legislation that allows illegal immigrants in the District to acquire driver's licenses, but tussled with the Department of Motor Vehicles director over how to issue such a document and keep in step with federal law.
D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray used his bi-weekly news briefing Wednesday to unveil a website that allows city residents to evaluate the local government's services and agencies.
D.C. officials are paving the way for license plates that promote the Washington Redskins and eight other home teams, a quick-and-easy proposal intended to satisfy sports fans without sliding into a slew of offerings that have roiled political waters in various states.
Motorists who flouted D.C. traffic laws, then left their tickets in the glove box will get a reprieve in coming months.
Only 19 states currently meet Real ID Act standards while others were given deferment status, Ms. Babers said.
Six states already allow undocumented residents to obtain driver's licenses, with New Mexico and Washington being the only states that issue the same license to all, Ms. Babers said.