Fla. Gov. Scott Vetoes Immigrant Driver License Bill

Tuesday, 04 Jun 2013 10:04 PM

 

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Florida 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 in the state.

The Republican-controlled Legislature passed a bill that said that young immigrants allowed to remain in the country under an Obama administration "deferred action" 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 Republican governor notes the policy has not been approved by Congress or as a federal rule. He says the administration order could not be used to justify letting someone have a temporary license.

The bill was passed overwhelmingly.

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