"There are several requirements all applicants must meet in order to obtain a Texas driver license or identification card, including most notably identity and social security requirements. The following is a guide to assist driver license personnel to apply the requirements the lawful presence requirements...
Articles by Dianne Solís (Dallas Morning News) and Julian Aguilar (Texas Tribune) on driver license eligibility in Texas for deferred action grantees.
Current Texas law requires U.S. citizenship or lawful immigration status to obtain or renew a driver license. Efforts in the Texas legislature may be changing that, according to stories in the Texas Tribune and the Austin American-Statesman .
"[I]n light of the statutory amendments and rule changes, we must conclude that the Applicants’ administrative challenges to former Rules 15.171 and 15.24 are indeed moot." - Texas Dept. of Public Safety, et al. v. Salazar, et al., Oct. 31, 2013 .