Illegal immigrants would be able to drive legally in Illinois under a proposal making its way through the state Legislature.
The plan would create special driving certificates that people could obtain without a Social Security number. They would have to show a photo ID, such as a passport from their home country.
The new driving certificates could be used only to let someone drive legally and buy insurance.
The Illinois House passed the measure 60-56 Wednesday. It now goes to the Senate.
Supporters say the plan would improve road safety. They argue people who now drive without proper training or insurance would get both.
But critics say it's wrong to open a government program to people who are in the country illegally.