SEATTLE (AP) _ Proponents of stricter immigration rules have again filed an initiative to the people in Olympia, which demands the state ask for proof of citizenship for a person applying for a driver’s license.

 

The initiative also calls for the state to adopt E-Verify, a federal government program that checks a person’s work eligibility in the country.

SEATTLE (AP) _ Proponents of stricter immigration rules have again filed an initiative to the people in Olympia, which demands the state ask for proof of citizenship for a person applying for a driver’s license.

 

The initiative also calls for the state to adopt E-Verify, a federal government program that checks a person’s work eligibility in the country.

 

To qualify for the ballot, sponsors at the group “Respect Washington” say they need 241,153 valid signatures from voters to be collected by July 2. For several years, they have failed to garner enough signatures.

 

Sponsors say the initiative does not restrict emergency medical care to illegal immigrants.

 

Washington state is one of four states that still allows illegal immigrants to get driver’s licenses. This practice avoided running afoul with federal rules when Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano delayed implementation of a national identification law last year.

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