Photo: North Carolina to Issue Drivers License for Undocumented Youth
Immigrants accepted into the immigration program “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” in the state of North Carolina will be granted driving privileges. The state is now in compliance with its State Attorney that opined that young undocumented immigrants were eligible to drive under state statues.
In January, North Carolina DMV temporarily suspended issuing driver’s licenses to the undocumented young people who received the reprieve from deportation under the federal Deferred Action program.
Immigrants who qualified for the deferred action were brought into the country undocumented through no fault of their own but rather more than likely traveling with their undocumented parents.
It is calculated that of the 51,000 DREAMers in North Carolina who could benefit from Deferred Action, just 13,000 have applied.
Nebraska and Arizona are now the only states in the country that refuse to issue licenses to Deferred Action beneficiaries.