President Obama announced the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program last June to prevent the deportation of people who were brought into the country illegally as children. The DACA program grants – under certain circumstances – two-year work permits for applicants.
Young illegal immigrants have then the chance to get a driver’s license issued, as they have an employment authorization card showing their legal presence in the United States.
Robertson wrote in a letter to the state’s Attorney General Roy Cooper that no licenses will be issued unless he receives a statement from Cooper’s office that North Carolina law requires them to do so.
“Attorneys with our office are studying the legal issues involved”, Cooper’s spokeswoman, Noelle Talley, said on Friday.
The question is, does it make sense that people living and working in the United States should not be allowed to (legally) drive a car?
Author: Melanie Schmitz – Rechtsreferendarin Charlotte Office
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