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File photo of illegal immigrants. (Photo by ARIS MESSINIS/Getty Images)

File photo of illegal immigrants. (Photo by ARIS MESSINIS/Getty Images)

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Immigrant families and their supporters are set to march in hopes of being able to drive in North Carolina .

Those who support driver’s licenses for immigrants living illegally in North Carolina are scheduled to march Saturday from banks on Fayetteville Street to the Governor’s Mansion. Organizers estimate that 400 people will march.

A recently released study by the state Department of Public Safety concluded that giving driving permits to immigrants in the state illegally should lead to safer driving, although there’s no established statistical basis to verify that conclusion.

The study also listed the downsides to issuing the licenses, including more resources needed for the Division of Motor Vehicles and the influx of applicants, many of whom may not pass the exam.

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