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Vt. committee considers migrant farmworker licenses

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MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - A special Vermont legislative committee is looking into whether migrant farmworkers should be allowed to obtain driver's licenses.

Advocates told the committee Wednesday there are no state or federal laws that would bar undocumented workers from being licensed to drive.

But the president of the Vermont Bankers Association says if undocumented workers have driver's licenses, then banks may have to request other forms of identification from customers.

Vermont Public Radio reports association president Chris D'Elia says if the state waters down the system for awarding a driver's license, then banks will have to request a birth certificate, a Social Security card or passport, or other form of documentation.

The dairy farm workers are mainly from Mexico. They're often stuck in remote locations and must rely on employers for rides.

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