By Kim Glovas
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A new report from Temple University Law School suggests that denying licenses to undocumented immigrants is bad for Pennsylvania.READ MORE: Pennsauken Police Searching For Hit-And-Run Driver Who Killed Shadid Fauntleroy While Crossing Route 130
The Sheller Center for Social Justice at Temple Law School conducted a survey of more than 200 immigrants in Pennsylvania. And it focussed on the state’s policy denying licenses to undocumented immigrants.READ MORE: Upper Darby Mayor Unveils Plan To Resolve Battle Over Control Of Summer Stage
“Folks who were surveyed had problems getting access to basic to things like being able to get to medical appointments, getting to school and being able to take better jobs,” says Jennifer Lee — co-director of the Center.
Lee says in some cases, undocumented immigrants choose to break the law and drive anyway. And that creates a safety hazard. She says licensed drivers are safer drivers.MORE NEWS: Man Robs 16-Year-Old Girl At Knifepoint At SEPTA Station, Police Say
And Lee says denying licenses to those people deprives the state of revenue.