Thursday, June 14th, 2018

Iowa DOT Under Fire for DACA Driver License Policy

"The Iowa Department of Transportation’s interpretation of a federal action allowing some undocumented immigrants to legally remain in the U.S. came under sharp and bipartisan criticism during a hearing at the Capitol on Wednesday.  The DOT announced late last month that it would not issue driver’s licenses to immigrants granted temporary legal status under a federal program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.  The decision means perhaps 5,000 Iowa immigrants who have or could be granted legal status will be ineligible for driver’s licenses or state-issued IDs, and that several who have already received licenses face cancellation." – Des Moines Register, Jan. 10, 2013.