National Immigration Law Center is asking Arizona to make drivers licenses available to eligible participants of certain immigration programs, including undocumented victims of domestic violence.
Arizona Daily Star
April 30, 2015
Organizations mentioned/involved: National Immigration Law Center (NILC)
Judge David Campbell decided that Arizona cannot deny drivers licenses to DACA participants, which state authorities complied with. However, participants in other immigration programs, such as undocumented victims of domestic violence, have not been given the ability to get drivers licenses.
Nicholás Espíritu, from the National Immigration Law Center, which is asking the state to provide drivers licenses to these individuals, says that “These other individuals … are authorized to be here by federal law, just like DACA recipients are. Their status is no different. Therefore, they should be eligible for Arizona driver’s licenses.”Tags: Domestic Violence, Immigration