For most people, getting a driver’s license is a teenage rite of passage—yet for those DREAMers who’ve received deferred action under the DACA program, getting a license means being able to get to work or school safely and within the law.
Now state officials in Arizona and Nebraska want to restrict DREAMers access to licenses, even though USCIS has made clear that getting approved for DACA meets state requirements for obtaining a license. Prohibiting these people is not only petty and unreasonable; it cruelly restricts people’s access to their livelihoods and educations, and forces undocumented people to choose between driving unlicensed or going without an income.
Dear Governor Brewer & Governor Heineman,
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has made it clear that DREAMers who receive deferred action under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program meet the requirements for applying for and obtaining a driver’s license.
Prohibiting these young people from getting licensed is not only unreasonable; it cruelly restricts their access to their livelihoods and forces undocumented people to choose between driving unlicensed and going without an income or education.
Please change your state polices to allow DACA recipients to drive.
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