Immigration Law

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And Nebraska Makes 50: Driving DACAmented
Posted on 30 May 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"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... Read More

Tags: daca , veto , Nebraska , license

Cesar Vargas, DACAmented Lawyer
Posted on 4 Jun 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

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... Read More

CA9 Denies Stay to Arizona in Driver License Case: ADAC v. Brewer
Posted on 9 Dec 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

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. ... Read More

Tags: daca , Arizona , dream , adac , brewer , license

Arizona's 'No DLs for DACAs' Policy May Not Survive Equal Protection (Rational Basis) Challenge
Posted on 17 May 2013 by LexisNexis Communities Staff

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'... Read More

Iowa Will Issue Driver Licenses to DACA Grantees
Posted on 24 Jan 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"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... Read More

Tags: daca , Iowa , license

North Carolina Gives Second-Class Licenses to DACA Drivers
Posted on 19 Feb 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

" 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... Read More

North Carolina to Issue Driver Licenses to DACA Grantees
Posted on 15 Feb 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"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... Read More

Florida Governor Vetoes DACA Driver License Bill
Posted on 5 Jun 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"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... Read More

Tags: daca , hb 235 , veto , scott , Florida , license

Nightmare in Arizona: Jan Brewer's Executive Order
Posted on 17 Aug 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"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... Read More

Tags: daca , mehta , brewer , license , order

N. Carolina Attorney General Opinion: DACA Grantees 'Legally Present' for DL Purposes
Posted on 17 Jan 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"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... Read More

Arizona Expands Immigrant License Ban
Posted on 18 Sep 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"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... Read More