Workshop to be held in Aurora about new licenses for undocumented immigrants
By Kalyn Belsha email@example.com November 3, 2013 3:40PM
Updated: December 5, 2013 6:16AM
AURORA — Officials and community groups will host an informational workshop about how foreign residents living in Illinois, including undocumented immigrants, can apply for a new temporary driver’s license.
The workshop will be held 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 12 in the cafeteria of West Aurora High School, 1201 W. New York St.
The workshop is being presented by state Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia (D-Aurora), Family Focus Aurora, the Waubonsee Community College chapter of Latinos Unidos, and attorney Andrew Fong.
The presentation will begin at 6:30 p.m. and be conducted in Spanish and English. For more information or to RSVP, participants are asked to call Barbara Hernandez at Chapa LaVia’s office at 630-264-6855.
Informational booths about how to obtain car insurance and other programs also will be at the event. Businesses that wish to operate a booth can call Hernandez at the number above.
The workshop will outline how to apply for the new driver’s license, which involves making an appointment. The secretary of state’s office will accept appointments starting Nov. 12, officials have said. Applicants will be able to call 855-236-1155 or visit cyberdriveillinois.com to make an appointment.
Officials expect at least 250,000 undocumented immigrants living in the state to apply for the three-year temporary license, which cannot be used for identification and is invalid without proper insurance. It also can’t be used to vote, work, fly on an airplane or buy a gun.
Immigrants will be able to apply at 25 facilities statewide, including in Aurora, Naperville, Elgin and Joliet.