Young Michigan Immigrants Sue to Get Right To Drive

By Ed White | December 20, 2012

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.

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  • December 28, 2012 at 1:52 pm
    FFA says:
    Gotta side with Sarge. If they are here illgeally, get them out of here. I have a feeling they are taking a legal citizens job that needs to feed his/her family. And yes, go a... read more
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    Sargent Major says:
    Ha, the only time the left cares about rights is when they can milk something out of the federal government for free.
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    Oh Taxpayer- I would be pleased to have a voter ID law in place with a photo ID for EVERYONE who plans on voting. In fact I believe that anyone who does not pay taxes, has bee... read more
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