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Kansas program to help immigrants navigate driving exams


WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas is launching a project to help immigrants in one meatpacking town get driver's licenses, by offering them free translators when they take their exams.

Meatpacking plants, the largest employers in western Kansas, have drawn a diverse population to the region, but the state offers exams only in English or Spanish. The pilot project in Garden City that starts June 21 won't cost the state anything, because the translators will be volunteers.

"This partnership affords immigrants and refugees more than just the ability to drive," said Benjamin Anderson, who came up w...

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