Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants Debut in North Carolina

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The children that have come into the United States by no choice of their own, have had to live under the radar and, sometimes, returned to their country.

The newest immigration laws have freed states like North Carolina up to start providing driver’s licenses for their undocumented immigrants. The opportunity to drive legally provides better employment opportunities as well. And as you may have guessed, North Carolina is indeed a trailblazer because there are other states that are fighting the driver’s license, according to the Huffington Post.

There were many that stood in the cold Monday to be the first to receive a driver’s license that has in small red letters “limited term” and “legal presence/no lawful status.” According to the National Immigration Law Center, 38 states have given the right to obtain driver’s licenses to those who are eligible under the new deferred action status given to immigrants, but some states, “like Arizona and Nebraska, officials have stepped up efforts to stop licenses from being issued.”

The program is the first step in improving immigration laws in the country.  Read more here.

-J.C. Brooks

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