On February 16, 2015, a federal district court in the Southern District of Texas temporarily blocked the implementation of the immigration actions announced by President Obama on November 20, 2014, which would allow millions of immigrants to come forward and apply for deportation relief and work authorization.
President Obama announced in June 2012 that the U.S. would not deport certain undocumented youth who had come to the U.S. as children. Instead, they may be granted a type of temporary permission to stay in the U.S. called “deferred action.” This program is called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA.
States need to create practical, workable solutions, and denying certain immigrants licenses because of their immigration status is simply bad public policy. It increases uninsurance rates and the number of unlicensed drivers, and it undermines effective law enforcement. Learn which states have already passed laws to allow undocumented immigrants to drive.