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States Wrestle with Immigrant License Question

Recent debate over the intelligence reform bill raised to a national level the divisive issue of granting drivers' licenses to illegal immigrants, but states have been struggling with the problem for decades. The central question is how to protect public safety without rewarding illegal entry. NPR's Carrie Kahn reports.

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Carrie Kahn is NPR's International Correspondent based in Mexico City, Mexico. She covers Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central America. Kahn's reports can be heard on NPR's award-winning news programs including All Things Considered, Morning Edition and Weekend Edition, and on