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Undocumented workers seeking driving rights victorious in key House vote

Advocates and supporters celebrate outside the Statehouse as the House votes to extend driving rights to undocumented farm workers, on May 7, 2013. Photo by Nat Rudarakanchana

House Democrats defeated a slew of amendments which mostly Republican legislators raised on the floor, including those that mandated fingerprinting and criminal background checks.

Driver’s license debate still packs last-minute controversies

Undocumented dairy farm workers and advocates look on as the Vermont House debates extending driving rights to their community, on May 6, 2013. Photo by Nat Rudarakanchana

Reps. Duncan Kilmartin, R/D-Newport, and Kurt Wright, R-Burlington, said identity fraud and national security concerns prompted their opposition.

In This State: For Mexican workers, Vermont is a land of milk and money

Mexican workers milk cows in the milking parlor of a Vermont dairy farm.

In summer, they milk as the sun paints the barn walls with the same golden hue that lit their walks with a sweetheart or friend in their distant villages.

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