When I moved to Miami, public transportation was not very good. I had to buy a car. In the ’60s, thousands of Cubans who came to our city were able to get driver’s licenses right after they arrived. Migrant workers also were able to get licenses so they could drive trucks and work in the fields.
But now Florida has made it difficult for some noncitizens to get licenses.
There are thousands of men and women who have lived in our city for many years. Many do manual labor or domestic work. They need a car to get to work, to church and to take their children to school.
A driver’s license gives a person proper identification, a sense of responsibility and a respect for the law.
Carlos Delgado, Miami