Driver’s Licenses for Nebraska DACAmented

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 28, 2015

CONTACT
Adela de la Torre, 213-400-7822213-400-7822, delatorre@nilc.org

Nebraska Legislature Takes a Stand for Sound Public Policy

Override of governor’s veto means those with #DACA may drive in all 50 states

LOS ANGELES — Less than 24 hours after Gov. Pete Ricketts vetoed legislation to allow people with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) to apply for driver’s licenses, the Nebraska Legislature today voted to allow this measure to take effect. Below is a statement from Tanya Broder, senior attorney with the National Immigration Law Center:

“The Nebraska legislature today affirmed the right of immigrant youth who grew up in the U.S. to drive lawfully in their communities. This move is good for everyone. Providing access to licenses will allow immigrant youth to participate more fully in Nebraska’s economy and continue contributing to their communities.

“All fifty states now recognize that it makes sense for DACA grantees to be tested, trained, licensed, and insured. We applaud the Nebraska Legislature for joining the rest of the country in enacting this wise policy.”

To learn more about immigrants’ access to driver’s licenses, visitwww.nilc.org/driverlicenses.html.

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