About 40 people rallied Saturday in South Salem in support of setting stricter rules on how the state issues driver's licenses.
The rally, organized by the Oregon chapter of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps in cooperation with Oregonians for Immigration Reform, saw residents holding signs and American flags on the sidewalk in front of the Oregon Driver and Motor Vehicles Services office, 4555 Liberty Road S.
A scuffle broke out about noon when a man walked into the crowd and started protesting against the Minutemen, Salem police Sgt. Darrell Wood said. No one was injured and no arrests were made, Wood said.
Mike Forest, the state director of the Oregon Minuteman chapter, said he and other rally participants want Oregon lawmakers to pass legislation that would require the DMV to verify whether people applying for or renewing their license were in the U.S. legally.
The Oregon Senate is scheduled to debate the issue, outlined in Senate Bill 424, on Tuesday.
"People should not be allowed to get a driver's license under any circumstances unless they're here legally," he said. "People need to start standing up and speaking up against illegal immigration."
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