NEW JERSEY (CBSNewYork/AP) — The sponsor of a bill in the New Jersey Assembly that would have allowed undocumented immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses has pulled the legislation for now, saying it needs more work.
Assemblyman Reed Gusciora pulled the proposal from Thursday’s Assembly’s Transportation Committee agenda.
Gusciora wants anyone who is eligible for deferred deportation status and a work permit to be able to acquire a driver’s license from the state.
Eligible applicants are up to 30 years old and have been in the United States at least five years. They can’t have a criminal record and must have graduated from a U.S. high school or be a veteran.