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Hispanic Leaders Upset Over Scott's License Veto

06/06/2013 01:43 pm ET
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MIAMI -- Hispanic leaders and politicians were angered and disappointed Wednesday over Florida Gov. Rick Scott's decision to veto a bill that would have allowed some young unauthorized immigrants to receive a temporary driver's license.

Scott vetoed a bill Tuesday passed by the Republican-controlled Legislature that would have let applicants use their notice of approval for the Obama administration's "deferred action" policy to obtain a temporary driver's license.

"It's just common sense that we should do this," Rep. Jose Javier Rodriguez, D-Miami, a co-sponsor of the bill said. "While we wait for immigration reform, this is one of the interim measures that the administration has put in place and it only makes sense for us in the state of Florida to enable that policy to go forward."

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