ACLU & N.C. Justice Center Ask Officials to Reinstate Licenses for DACA Recipients

Two of North Carolina’s leading civil rights organizations are asking state officials to reinstate a policy that allowed young immigrants who have been authorized to be in the United States and granted work permits under the deferred action program to receive North Carolina driver’s licenses.

Until recently, the North Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles had been granting licenses to young immigrants who had been granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).   In a press release, the NC DMV now says it will stop issuing licenses to deferred action recipients until it receives a legal opinion from the state attorney general.  Furthermore, according to the News and Observer, the DMV intends to revoke licenses already issued.  This new policy only pertains to DACA recipients,  as North Carolina allows immigrants with other work permits to obtain licenses.

Read the press release at the North Carolina Justice Center website.

 

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