July 8, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Monday blocked an Arizona policy barring certain immigrants from obtaining a driver's license. The decision reversed a ruling by the US District Court for the District of Arizona, which had denied plaintiffs a preliminary injunction. The appeals ...[read more]
November 19, 2013
by Amy Mathieu
Washington, DC, Mayor Vincent Gray, signed into law the DC Drivers Safety Amendment Act of 2013 on Monday, which will allow the District Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to issue "limited purpose" driver's licenses to undocumented DC residents. Gray introduced the bill in May, saying, "the ...[read more]
October 4, 2013
by Josh Guckert
California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill Thursday allowing immigrants who are in the country illegally to obtain driver's licenses in California. The physical licenses will carry a distinction stating the license may be used for driving but not as federal identification. Brown predicted ...[read more]
September 19, 2013
by Samuel Franklin
Arizona's Department of Transportation announced on Tuesday that the existing ban on driver's licenses for immigrants participating in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) would be extended to anyone whose deportation has been deferred. According to the American Civil Liberties Union ( ...[read more]
September 13, 2013
by Theresa Donovan
The California State Assembly on Thursday approved a bill that will allow some undocumented immigrants who came to the US as children to obtain driver's licenses. The bill, which the California Senate passed hours earlier, directs California's Department of Motor Vehicles to issue driver's ...[read more]
June 12, 2013
by Laura Klein Mullen
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the ACLU of Nebraska filed a lawsuit Monday against Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman and the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles challenging the governor's decision to deny driver's licenses to young people who have been legally authorized to remain ...[read more]
June 8, 2013
by Blake Lynch
US District Judge David Campbell on Thursday refused to reconsider stopping an order by Governor Jan Brewer denying driver's licenses to young immigrants who have been granted work permits. Campbell has yet to schedule a trial on the merits of the contention that the policy instituted by Arizona's ...[read more]
May 31, 2013
by G. Redd
The Connecticut Senate approved legislation Thursday that would allow undocumented immigrants to obtain driver's licenses regardless of documentation status. If signed by Governor Dannel Malloy, the bill would allow those immigrants without proper documents from the US Citizenship and ...[read more]
March 27, 2013
by Jerry Votava
The Maryland Senate on Monday voted 29-18 to approve a bill that would substantially expand the availability of driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants residing in the state. To be eligible to receive a driver's license, the applicant must provide proof of having filed Maryland state income ...[read more]
January 28, 2013
by Alison Sacriponte
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed a bill on Sunday that will permit immigrants in the country illegally to obtain temporary driver's licenses if they can provide proof of one-year state residence and an unexpired passport from their country of citizenship or a valid unexpired consular ...[read more]

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