Nightmare in Arizona: Jan Brewer's Executive Order

"I t remains to be seen whether Brewer’s executive order will be politically viable. The GOP may see more Latino voters flee by the November elections, and the future of the party without support from Hispanics and minorities looks grim. Moreover, the granting of status to undocumented youth...

N. Carolina Attorney General Opinion: DACA Grantees 'Legally Present' for DL Purposes

"Based upon our review of the historical background and legal concepts applicable to prosecutorial discretion and deferred status in the enforcement of immigration laws, we believe that individuals who present documentation demonstrating a grant of deferred action by the United States government...

Iowa Will Issue Driver Licenses to DACA Grantees

"Almost 5,000 young immigrants in Iowa who are being allowed to stay and work in the United States will be eligible to apply for a state-issued driver’s license under a policy reversal announced Wednesday by the Iowa Department of Transportation." - Des Moines Register, Jan. 23, 2013...

North Carolina to Issue Driver Licenses to DACA Grantees

"The state Division of Motor Vehicles will comply with a state attorney general’s opinion and issue driver’s licenses to thousands of young [unauthorized] immigrants who are eligible to drive because of a federal program that gives them temporary protection from deportation, Transportation...

North Carolina Gives Second-Class Licenses to DACA Drivers

" After going back and forth on the matter, North Carolina came up with a compromise of sorts. The state would issue these young immigrants driver's licenses . But you would never confuse them with a regular driver's license. First of all, instead of being horizontal, they're vertical...

Arizona's 'No DLs for DACAs' Policy May Not Survive Equal Protection (Rational Basis) Challenge

While most news articles focus on Judge Campbell's March 16, 2013 denial of Plaintiffs' motion for preliminary injunction in ADAC et al. v. Brewer et al., CV12-02546 PHX DGC , of greater import is Judge Campbell's position on Plaintiffs' equal protection (rational basis) argument: ...

Florida Governor Vetoes DACA Driver License Bill

"Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday vetoed a bill that would have allowed children of immigrants who are not U.S. citizens to use a new federal form to get temporary Florida driver licenses. Scott said he vetoed HB 235 because it would have benefited people who are covered by a change in federal policy...

Arizona Expands Immigrant License Ban

"Arizona, one of only two states that deny driver’s licenses to young undocumented immigrants allowed to stay and work, is expanding the ban to include any immigrant granted deferred action from deportation. Most of those affected by the decision are people granted deferred action for humanitarian...