JoCasta Zamarripa to introduce bills on immigrant rights

MADISON (WITI) -- JoCasta Zamarripa (D-Milwaukee) says she will introduce bills focusing on rights for immigrants.

One of her bills would allow undocumented workers to apply for a driver's license.

Another bill would allow undocumented students who have graduated from a Wisconsin high school the opportunity to pay in-state tuition at a UW System school.

These proposals have already received support from a number of other local lawmakers.

"Any student that graduates high school in the state of Wisconsin deserves to go to college in the state of Wisconsin at the same rate as their counterparts, at the same rate as their classmates. It is a travesty for anyone who thinks otherwise," Zamarripa said.

Zamarripa has a third bill that would establish a state holiday that would honor the labor leader, Cesar Chavez.

State employees would be able to take March 31st, Cesar Chavez Day off in lieu of another state holiday.