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Immigrants march in Raleigh for driver's licenses

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Those who support driver's licenses for immigrants living illegally in North Carolina are scheduled to march Saturday from banks on Fayetteville Street to the Governor's Mansion. Those who support driver's licenses for immigrants living illegally in North Carolina are scheduled to march Saturday from banks on Fayetteville Street to the Governor's Mansion.
RALEIGH, N.C. -  Immigrant families and their supporters marched in hopes of being able to drive in North Carolina.
    
More than a hundred North Carolinian's who support driver's licenses for immigrants living illegally in North Carolina marched Saturday from banks on Fayetteville Street to the Governor's Mansion. Some traveled as far as Charlotte to have their voice heard.
   
"We all have needs. Especially when it comes to our families," said march organizer Raul Jiminez. "We need to make sure they are well. Driving is important in North Carolina so we can go to work."

A recently released study by the state Department of Public Safety concluded that giving driving permits to immigrants in the state illegally should lead to safer driving, although there's no established statistical basis to verify that conclusion.
    
The study also listed the downsides to issuing the licenses, including more resources needed for the Division of Motor Vehicles and the influx of applicants, many of whom may not pass the exam.

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