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...

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...

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...

Excerpts from the March 1, 2013, Bender's Immigration Bulletin

Supreme Court: Padilla Did Not Create New Rule: No Retroactive Application to Cases on Collateral Review On February 20, the Supreme Court announced its decision in Chaidez v. United States. The majority of the Court held that the decision in Padilla v. Kentucky, 559 U.S. 356, is not retroactive for...