Minnesota business and law enforcement officials support a bill that would allow undocumented residents to obtain a driver’s license — and public testimony continues tonight (Tues) at the Capitol.   Stearns County Sheriff Steve Soyka says he’d like to see a requirement for driver’s school and testing:

“The reality is that a majority of these parties are probably driving anyways for work purposes and to have them properly licensed with proper training just increases the safety for everyone involved.”

Republican state Representative John Petersburg from Waseca says “allowing an undocumented immigrant to acquire a driver’s license that looks exactly like the license used by a legal Minnesota resident is asking for trouble” with strong potential for voting and state program abuse.  Petersburg  says, “If the goal is to just let undocumented people have driving privileges, then there should be no objection to making the license reflect their undocumented status.”