Tuesday, December 10th, 2019

Michigan Will Issue Driver Licenses to DACA Grantees


"The Michigan Department of State – in light of a recent reversal by federal officials on whether Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals participants are lawfully present – is now required to issue those participants driver’s license and identification cards, the department announced today." – Ruth Johnson, Secretary of State, Feb. 1, 2013.

Text of Feb. 1, 2013 E-Mail: "To All Branch Office Staff: 

Limited Term Driver Licenses and IDs – effective February 19, 2013

Effective February 19, 2013, the Michigan Department of State (MDOS) will begin issuing driver licenses and personal identification cards (PIDs) that expire on the date a non-citizen applicant’s legal presence expires.  This change will align Departmental procedures to the Michigan vehicle code. 

This change will affect driver