The residents of the state of Massachusetts approved a new law that will allow illegal aliens to obtain a U.S. driver’s license.

Since the approval of the new law, over 100,000 illegal immigrants have applied to obtain a driver’s license through the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles.

Massachusetts is now the 17th state to implement a new law that allows illegal immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses and joins California, New York, and other liberal states.

State officials believe by the end of the year over 300,000 illegal aliens will obtain driver’s licenses and the new law is set to cost taxpayers $28 million.

Per Breitbart:

Tens of thousands of illegal aliens across Massachusetts are rushing to secure driver’s licenses after voters approved a law to extend driving privileges to those in the United States illegally.

Data from the state’s Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV), published by Chris Van Buskirk of the Boston Herald, shows that about 100,000 requests for appointments to get a learner’s permit have been placed since July 1, when the law took effect.

The majority, tens of thousands, of those requests are likely illegal aliens who were given the right to a driver’s license in Massachusetts after voters approved the law in a statewide ballot initiative late last year.

With the passage of the law, Massachusetts became the 17th state to provide driver’s licenses to illegal aliens — joining California, New York, Colorado, and Connecticut, among others.

In the first four years of the law, state officials have said they expect close to 300,000 illegal aliens in Massachusetts to apply for driver’s licenses. Overall, the law will cost taxpayers at least $28 million to implement.

Last year, 19-year-old illegal alien Everton Candido became the face of the driver’s license initiative after he was arrested for allegedly killing 77-year-old Walter Wishoski Jr., a veteran of the Army National Guard who was born and raised in Malden, Massachusetts, in a fatal crash when Candido was driving without a license.

per Massachusetts’s government official site:

“Next month, immigrants in Massachusetts will be able to apply for a driver’s license regardless of their immigration status, thanks to the Work and Family Mobility Act,” said Lenita Reason, Executive Director of the Brazilian Worker Center and co-chair of Driving Families Forward. “The Driving Families Forward Coalition has been working with over 270 coalition partners to spread the message of this important moment. We are grateful to Governor Healey, her new administration, and the Registry of Motor Vehicles for all their hard work to ensure that community members receive the information necessary to successfully obtain a standard driver’s license starting on the first business day of implementation.”

“The implementation of the Work and Family Mobility Act will provide so many long-standing Massachusetts residents, 32BJ members and their families the ability to move about the Commonwealth safely and without fear, including many loved ones of 32BJ members,” said Chrystel Murrieta Ruiz, Political Coordinator 32BJ SEIU and co-chair of Driving Families Forward. “We are grateful to our fellow labor unions, advocates, community members, and others who made the passage of this act possible. We also want to thank all of the members and advocates who came to our training, to guarantee all communities are receiving the accurate information on this important moment. The RMV has been an important collaborator in this process, and we deeply appreciate the open lines of communication maintained in preparation for implementation.”

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