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Some non-citizens unable to get licenses Saturday

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WETHERSFIELD, CT (AP) -
The Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles says it will be unable to issue licenses or identity cards to non-U.S. citizens who require verification of their immigration status this weekend.

The agency says that is because the federal government computer system that verifies residency status will be shut down for maintenance on Saturday.

The maintenance will prevent the DMV and AAA branches from issuing licenses or identity cards to those immigrants who require legal presence checks. The checks are done through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security as a routine part of issuing driver licenses and ID cards.

The DMV says it regrets the inconvenience and expects DMV branches across Connecticut to be fully operational on Tuesday.

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