LANSING (AP) – State lawmakers today are expected to begin fixing what some consider unintended consequences of Michigan’s reinterpreted driver’s license laws.

People who are here legally but not permanent residents – including employees from other countries temporarily working for Michigan companies – haven’t been able to get new state driver’s licenses since last week.

That’s due to rules implemented by Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land requiring more documentation to get driver’s licenses for first-time applicants. Her decision was based on a recent opinion from Attorney General Mike Cox, which said only permanent Michigan residents are eligible for driver’s licenses.

Cox was asked to rule on whether illegal immigrants should be able to get driver’s licenses. Until last week, Michigan was one of the few states where illegals could legally get behind the wheel.

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