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Iowa DOT Under Fire for DACA Driver License Policy

"The Iowa Department of Transportation’s interpretation of a federal action allowing some undocumented immigrants to legally remain in the U.S. came under sharp and bipartisan criticism during a hearing at the Capitol on Wednesday. The DOT announced late last month that it would not issue...

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...

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...