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Access to Driver's Licenses



Arizona Dream Act Coalition, et al. v. Brewer, et al.

On Nov. 29, 2012, a coalition of civil rights organizations filed a class-action lawsuit challenging Arizona’s unconstitutional policy denying driver’s licenses to a specific class of immigrant youth even though they have grown up in the United States and are authorized to live and work in the U.S.

In the United States Supreme Court

In the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

In the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona


One Michigan, et al. v. Johnson

On Dec. 19, 2012, three young immigrants and One Michigan, a youth-led organization that advocates on behalf of immigrants, filed a lawsuit challenging Michigan’s policy of denying driver’s licenses to immigrant youth whom the federal government has allowed to stay and work in the United States.