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Toolkit | Access to Driver's Licenses

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State Laws and Policies

2013 State Legislative Sessions Report

MAP: State Laws & Policies on Driver’s Licenses for Immigrants

TABLE: State Laws Providing Access to Driver’s Licenses or Cards Regardless of Immigration Status

2013 State Legislative Sessions Report

Inclusive Policies Advance Dramatically in the States: Immigrants’ Access to Driver’s Licenses, Higher Education, Workers’ Rights and Community Policing

As Congress debated federal immigration reform during 2013, states led the way by adopting policies designed to integrate immigrants more fully into their communities. In the wake of the 2012 elections, with Latino and Asian voters participating in record numbers, the 2013 state legislative sessions witnessed a significant increase in pro-immigrant activity. Issues that had been dormant or had moved in a restrictive direction for years, such as expanding access to driver’s licenses, gained considerable traction, along with measures improving access to education and workers’ rights for immigrants. (PDF)

Map

Map showing pending state laws and policies on driver’s licenses for immigrants

Updated September 8, 2014

Table

State Laws Providing Access to Driver’s Licenses or Cards Regardless of Immigration Status

Includes information for states that issue driver’s licenses or cards regardless of immigration status. Also includes descriptions of the licenses and cards, and requirements, and links to the relevant state laws. (PDF)