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Fla. Gov. vetoes immigrant driver license bill

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Updated: 6/04/2013 6:51 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Fla. Gov. Rick Scott is vetoing a bill that would have allowed some young immigrants who are living in the U.S. illegally to apply for a temporary driver's license.

The Florida Legislature passed a bill that said that young immigrants allowed to remain in the country under an Obama administration policy could use federal documents to receive a temporary driver's license for at least one year.

In a veto message, Scott questioned the legality of the federal policy announced last June.

The governor notes the policy has not been approved by Congress or been approved as a federal rule. He says the administration order could not be used to justify letting someone have a temporary license.

The bill (HB 235) was passed overwhelmingly by the Republican-controlled Legislature.

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Realchange - 6/5/2013 10:44 AM
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Yet he will sign bill that outlaws texting and driving UNLESS your police officer. Then you may still text from your computer and drive and cause accidents and will not be held accountable for bad decisions like the rest of the common people.

semoto - 6/5/2013 6:46 AM
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Darn it... Now they can't vote Democrat. Oh well!!!

TOMMY - 6/5/2013 5:58 AM
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Illegal means they are breaking the law, arrest and deport, we do not need them here, do it now!

Truthseeker - 6/5/2013 4:30 AM
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I am glad to see that there are a few politicians with more sense than Obama's cabal.

Gunny48 - 6/4/2013 8:11 PM
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Good call but what if they are driving any way? Deportation?
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