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North Carolina Gives Second-Class Licenses to DACA Drivers

February 19, 2013 (1 min read)

"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. And instead of being blue at the top, they're pink (Fuchsia). In capital letters on the front and back, it will say, "NO LAWFUL STATUS."  But at the same time, it also says "legal presence" on the back of the card.  The license expires when the person's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals status, or DACA status, expires." - Tasnim Shamma, WFAE, Feb. 19, 2013.