New York Governor Eliot Spitzer today announced a sweeping new initiative which will see undocumented immigrants eligible to apply for driving licences.
The initiative - which was announced at a press conference at his New York offices earlier today - will take place in two phases.
Phase one - which will take place in December 2007 - will allow those with old, or expired, driving licences to renew them for eight years.
Phase two - which will start in April 2008 - will allow completely new applications from people who have never driven before. These licenses will be valid for five years.
All applicants will be required to present a passport at the DMV to prove their identity.
More to follow