Catholic priests, sisters and brothers traveled to the state Capitol to lobby lawmakers on SB 957, which extends Temporary Visitor Driver's Licenses to immigrants. The Senate passed SB 957 in December, and the House passed the measure in January. Gov. Pat Quinn has indicated he will sign the bill into law.
Illinois bishops have pledged to support an expansion of Temporary Visitor Driver's Licenses (TVDL) to undocumented immigrants living in the state. TVDLs can only be used for driving, and not for identification. Catholic Conference of Illinois Executive Director Robert Gilligan speaks at a press conference in support of TVDLs.