- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 17, 2016

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - A judge has tossed a lawsuit that sought access to drivers’ licenses for immigrants living in the country illegally.

The Register-Guard reports (https://bit.ly/1TmdIbI) a legislatively approved bill that was later rejected by voters would have created the temporary licenses.

Judge Ann Aiken said in her ruling released Monday that the lawmaker-approved bill never became law, so the state has no authority to grant the cards.

Since 2008, Oregon residents seeking drivers’ licenses have had to prove they live in the country legally.

The lawsuit named Gov. Kate Brown and transportation officials.

Assistant attorney general Sarah Weston said the plaintiffs would need to go through the legislative process to enact the bill.

Representatives of the Oregon Law Center filed the lawsuit and could not be reached for comment Monday.


Information from: The Register-Guard, https://www.registerguard.com

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