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Washington to no longer require residents give birthplace to get driver's license

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Washington state issued an emergency rule Friday dropping the birthplace requirement in order to obtain a driver's license after t he Seattle Times reported that the state's licensing department has been providing residents’ personal information to Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials. That information could be used to identify, arrest and deport immigrants in the state. Gov. Jay Inslee (D) ordered the department to stop handing over the information to ICE .

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Meryl Ann Butler is an artist, author, educator and OpedNews Managing Editor who has been actively engaged in utilizing the arts as stepping-stones toward joy-filled wellbeing since she was a hippie. She began writing for OpEdNews in Feb, 2004. She became a Senior Editor in August 2012 and Managing Editor in January, (more...)
 

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