Erin Murphy on Immigration
Support driver's licenses for undocumented immigrants
Q: What will you do to restore access to immigrants' driver's licenses that were taken away by Tim Pawlenty in 2003?
Murphy: "I was in a church in 2014 in North Minneapolis where I made a commitment to vote for and support driver's licenses for
people who are not documented here in the state of Minnesota. And as your governor I will keep that commitment." Murphy added that she will not allow law enforcement in Minnesota to become an extension of ICE.
Source: Post-Bulletin on 2018 Minnesota governor debate
, Oct 25, 2017
Voted NO on complying with federal REAL ID
Legislative Summary: Only the following is satisfactory evidence for obtaining driver's licenses and MN identification cards:
Wikipedia background: The REAL ID Act of 2005 modifies US federal law pertaining to issuance procedures for state driver's licenses. Prior to the REAL ID Act, each state set its own rules and criteria regarding the issuance of a driver's
licenses or ID cards, including what documents must be provided to obtain one.
- a valid, unexpired US passport
- a certified copy of a birth certificate
- a valid, unexpired permanent
resident card, certificate of naturalization, or unexpired employment authorization document
- a valid, unexpired passport issued by a foreign country and a valid, unexpired US visa accompanied by documentation of lawful admittance into the US
Legislative Outcome: Passed Senate 72-58 on Feb. 23; Erin Murphy voted NAY; passed House 60-7 on March 30; signed by Gov. Dayton on May 18.
Source: Minnesota legislative voting records: HF 3
, Feb 23, 2017
Page last updated: Jun 16, 2018