The Omaha South boys soccer team were guests of Governor Dave Heineman on Tuesday, as he honored the team for their Class A state championship. Following the lunch, members of the team left the Governor with a letter that outlines their concerns regarding young immigrants who are not allowed to receive a Nebraska driver’s license.
The Omaha World Herald reports that just over half of the team put their letter in an envelope and delivered it in private, following their lunch, so the Governor could review the letter at a later time. The students oppose a law that does not allow immigrants a driver’s license, who were brought to the U.S. illegally by their parents. The letter is asking the Governor to look into the matter.
A 2009 law prohibits the state from providing state benefits to people who are here illegally, which includes driver’s licenses.