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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...

New North Carolina Driver Licenses Will Flag Non-U.S. Citizens

"Newly designed North Carolina driver’s licenses coming this summer will be used to distinguish people who are not U.S. citizens, a measure that state transportation officials describe as a safeguard against voter fraud and civil-rights advocates describe as an avenue for discrimination."...

Next Gen N. Carolina Driver Licenses Will Target Non-Citizens

"The move by North Carolina to clearly mark all people who are not U.S. citizens on their next driver’s license raises a personal concern for Winston-Salem attorney Helen Parsonage, a British citizen who is a “permanent resident” in the U.S. “It feels like discrimination...

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: ...

Alabama Immigration Law Asks Doctors For Their Papers

"Some Alabama physicians and physician assistants were surprised this week to receive a letter with a new demand from the Alabama Board of Medical Examiners: Show us your papers. Under the state's 2011 immigration law, these medical professionals are now required to prove they are U.S. citizens...

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...

The Saga of Sergio Garcia

Argument Recap in In re Garcia Before California Supreme Court: Does Federal Law Bar Licensing by the States of Undocumented Immigrants to Practice Law? Immigrant fights to become California lawyer Why is the Obama Administration Arguing that Undocumented Immigrants Should Not Practice Law?

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...

California OKs Driver Licenses for Immigrants

"California on Thursday joined the growing list of states that allow immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally to obtain driver's licenses — a measure supported not only by Latino activists but by police chiefs and insurance authorities. Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown signed the bill in front...

Oregonians to vote on immigrant driver's licenses

"Oregonians are headed for a statewide vote on a new law that allows immigrants who can't show they're in the United States legally to obtain driver's licenses. Secretary of State Kate Brown's office said Friday that opponents of the law submitted nearly 71,000 signatures, and the...

Oregonians to vote on immigrant driver's licenses

"Oregonians are headed for a statewide vote on a new law that allows immigrants who can't show they're in the United States legally to obtain driver's licenses. Secretary of State Kate Brown's office said Friday that opponents of the law submitted nearly 71,000 signatures, and the...

Bar Exam Passed, Immigrant Still Can’t Practice Law

"Cesar Vargas seemed to have checked all the right boxes in his quest to become a lawyer in New York State. He made honors at both college and law school in New York City, his home since coming to the United States from Mexico at age 5. He interned with a State Supreme Court judge, a Brooklyn district...

Arizona Will Issue Driver Licenses to PIPers

"State officials are going to grant driver’s licenses to some people not in the country legally even as Arizona continues to deny the same privilege to “dreamers.” The Department of Transportation has decided that those granted “parole in place” by the Obama administration...

Judge Orders Brewer to Release Documents in AZ DREAMer License Lawsuit (link added)

"Rejecting claims of privilege, a federal judge on Wednesday ordered Gov. Jan Brewer to turn over internal documents and memos leading up to her decision to deny driver's licenses to “dreamers.” Judge David Campbell ruled that the documents are “highly relevant” to the...

The Broader Lesson From Garcia's Fight To Practice

"Besides the important ruling that allows for the admission of Garcia to the bar, the case reveals the daunting real-world challenges facing undocumented immigrants who were raised and educated in this country, and who are undeniably American in all respects except for their immigration status."...

Arizona's 'Dreamer' License Ban Affects U.S. Citizens

"John Roberts, a retired postal worker from Topeka, tried to use his Kansas driver’s license to apply for an Arizona driver’s license after relocating to Waddell, a community west of Phoenix. “I was told, ‘We don’t accept driver’s licenses from other states,’...

OFAC General License G Affects Iranian Students

"Today, the Office of Foreign Assets Control issued Iran General License G authorizing accredited U.S. academic institutions to establish and operate undergraduate and graduate academic exchange agreements with Iranian universities, including the provision of scholarships to participating Iranian...

Colorado to Issue IDs, Driver Licenses to Immigrants Regardless of Status

"Colorado will begin issuing driver's licenses and identification cards to immigrants Friday regardless of their legal status, underscoring a sea change in a state that less than a decade ago passed strict immigration enforcement laws. Now, thousands of immigrants are waiting to get cards they...

CA9 Denies Stay to Arizona in Driver License Case: ADAC v. Brewer

Arizona Dream Act Coalition v. Brewer 13-16248 Due to the level of interest in this case, this site has been created to provide access to case information. Please check this website regularly for updates. Date Document Title...

Judge: Arizona's 'DREAMers' Can Keep Driver Licenses

"A federal judge has decided to make permanent an injunction overturning Arizona’s ban on issuing driver’s licenses to young immigrants who were brought to the United States illegally as children and spared from deportation by President Obama in 2012. Judge David G. Campbell of Federal...

And Nebraska Makes 50: Driving DACAmented

"Young undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children and have been approved for a federal deferred action program that allows them to stay and work in the country will now be allowed to get driver's licenses in Nebraska. Nebraska lawmakers voted 34-10 on Thursday...

Cesar Vargas, DACAmented Lawyer

Matter of Application of Cesar Adrian Vargas for Admission to the Bar of the State of New York - 2015 NY Slip Op 04657 - Decided on June 3, 2015 - Appellate Division, Second Department : "We are called upon to determine whether an undocumented immigrant, who is authorized to be present in the United...

Texas Family Detention Center Now Licensed for Child Care; Expert Details Trauma of Detention

"A corrections corporation that manages a family detention center for Immigration and Customs Enforcement received a child care license from the state of Texas in May, raising questions among attorneys and activists as to whether the company is trying to comply with a court ruling forbidding the...

Texas Mulls Licensure of Immigration Jails for Refugee Kids, Moms

Andrea Ball, Austin American-Statesman, Jan. 29, 2016 - "The speakers trekked to the podium one after another, simultaneously lambasting and pleading with a panel of child protection officials weighing the fate of thousands of immigrant mothers and children in detention centers. Why on earth, they...

PA Revokes License of Berks County Immigration Lockup

AP, Jan. 30, 2016 - "the state decided to revoke the operating license of a residential facility used by the federal government to house asylum-seeking immigrant families. The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services said it won't renew the Berks County Residential Center's license because...