Iowa Gov. Branstad to consider giving immigrants licenses

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Posted: Wednesday, January 23, 2013 12:00 am

DES MOINES (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad said Tuesday that his administration is reviewing new information from the federal government that could shift his position on immigrant driver's licenses.

The Obama administration clarified on Friday that young immigrants allowed to remain in the country under the “Dream Act” policy are considered to be authorized residents. In December, Branstad's administration announced that the policy didn't give that group of young people the legal status to get a driver's license.

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