Puerto Rico Granting Temporary Licenses to Undocumented Immigrants

According to a release by Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration Executive Director Juan E. Hernández, the governor signed the House bill into law on Thursday.

“This law provides a greater measure of justice for immigrants who seek to responsibly integrate into the community, while at the same guaranteeing driver and passenger safety in the country’s public roads,” Hernández wrote in the release. “The governor is committed to eliminating all types of discrimination in order to ensure a government that is fair to everyone.”

The law is set to go into effect in one year so the island’s government can have time to educate people on the law and its details.