- Associated Press - Friday, April 7, 2017

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - A Vermont Senate committee will call on Department of Motor Vehicles officials to testify Tuesday after newly released documents show DMV investigators coordinated with Immigrations and Customs Enforcement officials to identify immigrants, breaking a 2016 settlement agreement.

The records were requested by the American Civil Liberties Union and were first reported on by the Seven Days newspaper.

Senate Government Operations Committee chair Sen. Jeanette White said late Friday she wants to learn who was involved and if the department has enacted a policy allowing coordination between state and federal officials. White said the committee may consider new legislation to halt coordination if needed.

White sponsored a 2013 law that allowed noncitizens to get driver identification cards from the DMV. Records show DMV investigators passed information on applicants to ICE.

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