CHICAGO (CBS) — Some immigrants’ rights groups are upset about how long it takes for undocumented immigrants to get driver’s licenses in Illinois, under a program that started one year ago.
WBBM Newsradio’s Cisco Cotto reports Erendira Rendon, with the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, said it’s too difficult for someone to schedule an appointment to apply for a temporary visitor’s license.
“People have to make an appointment either by calling in the morning at 9 a.m., or going online at 9 a.m., and that’s resulting in appointments six months from now, on top of which many times people have to drive all the way to Carbondale or to Springfield,” she said.
Rendon said the Illinois Secretary of State’s office has options to speed up the process.
“Such as shifting some of their employees to work in the larger metropolitan area,” she said.