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Politics Seen in New Driver's License Requirement

A law implemented in May requires individuals seeking a new driver's license to show proof that they've lived in Texas for at least the last 30 days. But as Ben Philpott of KUT News and the Tribune reports, some say the new protocol reflects an anti-immigrant bias among state lawmakers.

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A law implemented in May requires individuals seeking a new driver's license to show proof that they've lived in Texas for at least the last 30 days. But as Ben Philpott of KUT News and the Tribune reports, some say the new protocol reflects an anti-immigrant bias among state lawmakers.

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