North Carolina joins Rhode Island in supporting young undocumented immigrants

According to Governing magazine, North Carolina is the latest state to offer drivers licenses to undocumented immigrants.

Thousands of young illegal immigrants in North Carolina may obtain government-issued photo IDs and driver licenses because of a change in policy Feb. 14 by the state transportation secretary.  North Carolina is the newest state to grant driver’s licenses to young immigrants who meet certain qualifications related to age, education, non-criminal status and military service under the Obama administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The state Department of Motor Vehicles will issue licenses starting on March 25, officials said.

The state of Rhode Island has already granted in-state tuition for young undocumented immigrants through action by the Board of Governors for Higher Education.

 

 

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