Three young people are suing the Michigan secretary of state over her refusal to grant driver’s licenses to applicants who can stay in the U.S. under a new federal immigration policy.
The lawsuit, filed by the American Civil Liberties Union, says the immigrants should be eligible for licenses if they’re allowed to stay in the U.S. The lawsuit asks a Detroit federal judge to issue an injunction to stop the state’s policy.
The plaintiffs announced Wednesday are a 20-year-old medical student in Detroit, a 17-year-old high school student from Ann Arbor and a 21-year-old University of Michigan student.
President Barack Obama last summer said immigrants who entered the country illegally as children wouldn’t face deportation under certain conditions.
An email seeking comment was sent to the secretary of state’s office.