Nebraska to DACA Beneficiaries: Walk to Work

"Nebraska has joined Arizona in opposing legal status for immigrants who are newly-documented under Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, setting up a constitutional battle while raising tough questions about the program." - CSM, Aug. 18, 2012 .

Texas DREAMers Will Be Able to Drive, Despite Gov. Perry's Bluster

Articles by Dianne Solís (Dallas Morning News) and Julian Aguilar (Texas Tribune) on driver license eligibility in Texas for deferred action grantees.

Coalition Sues Arizona Over DACA Driver License Denials

"A coalition of civil rights organizations today filed a class-action lawsuit challenging Arizona’s unconstitutional policy denying driver’s licenses to a specific class of immigrant youth even though they have grown up in the United States and are authorized to live and work here. The...

DACA, Driving and Daily Life

"As the number of unauthorized immigrants granted benefits under the Obama administration's recent deferred action program reaches a critical mass, it has rekindled debate over an enduring contentious issue — the role that immigration status should play in the granting of driver’s...

DREAMERS Challenge Michigan’s Policy Denying Driver Licenses: Lawsuit Filed

"Three young immigrants and One Michigan, a youth-led organization that advocates on behalf of immigrants, filed a lawsuit today challenging the state’s policy of denying driver’s licenses to immigrant youth whom the federal government has allowed to stay and work in the country. Plaintiff...

Iowa DOT Under Fire for DACA Driver License Policy

"The Iowa Department of Transportation’s interpretation of a federal action allowing some undocumented immigrants to legally remain in the U.S. came under sharp and bipartisan criticism during a hearing at the Capitol on Wednesday. The DOT announced late last month that it would not issue...

N. Carolina DVM Weighs DL Policy for DACA Grantees

"A spokesperson for the NC DMV said it is seeking a legal opinion from the attorney general's office on the policy. It is unclear when a decision will be made but those against it say they are prepared to fight. “If this is in fact going to be the policy, we're going to fight it, there's...

Battle Over Driver Licenses for DACA Grantees Heats Up in North Carolina

"Two of North Carolina’s leading civil rights organizations are asking state officials to reinstate a policy that allowed young immigrants who have been authorized to be in the United States and granted work permits under a federal program to receive North Carolina driver’s licenses...

Oregon OKs Driver Licenses for DACA Grantees

"Following almost four months of deliberation, Oregon officials have decided to let young immigrants drive under President Barack Obama's deportation deferral program. Oregon Driver and Motor Vehicle Services will now accept deferred action work permits, which are renewable every two years,...

DHS Statement Will Force States to Review Driver License Policies

"The Department of Homeland Security clarified Friday that undocumented youth who are given work permits and deportation reprieve under the deferred action program are considered to be lawfully present in the United States. The updated guidelines posted on the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services...

Michigan Will Issue Driver Licenses to DACA Grantees

"The Michigan Department of State – in light of a recent reversal by federal officials on whether Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals participants are lawfully present – is now required to issue those participants driver’s license and identification cards, the department announced...

Alabama to Issue Driver Licenses to DACA Grantees

"Alabama officials have announced that young immigrants who came to the country as children—also known as DREAMers—will be allowed to apply for state driver's licenses. The decision affects an estimated 10,000 to 20,000 DREAMers who stand to benefit from the federal government's...

CA9 on DACA, Arizona, Driver Licenses: Arizona Dream Act Coalition v. Brewer

"The federal government has enacted a program called “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” (“DACA”), which authorizes certain immigrants who came to the United States as children, without permission, to remain in the United States. In response, Arizona officials —...

Court Enjoins Arizona's Driver License Limitation

"Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer was wrong to bar some young immigrants from receiving driver’s licenses, a panel of federal judges ruled today. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ordered the Arizona Motor Vehicle Division to end its policy of denying licenses to young immigrants who...