Conn. mayors support giving licenses to immigrants

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut mayors and state lawmakers are calling on the General Assembly to pass a bill that would expand access to driver's licenses to immigrants who may be in the country illegally.

Eight mayors were joined Tuesday at the state Capitol by House Speaker Brendan Sharkey, Senate Majority Leader Martin Looney and other state legislators at a news conference to endorse the initiative.

Three bills proposed earlier in the legislative session failed to move out of committee, but Sharkey said he expected the proposal to pass as an amendment to another bill by June 5.

The mayors of Hartford, Bridgeport, New Haven, Waterbury, Meriden, Willimantic, New London and New Britain have endorsed the initiative.

The news conference was organized by faith-based community organization CONECT.

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