Delaware Extends Driving Privileges to Undocumented Immigrants

December 31, 2015

Dozens of people in Delaware have begun the process of obtaining a new state-issued card that will give driving privileges to those in the country illegally.

The News Journal of Wilmington, Delaware, reports that applications became available on Sunday, six months after the program was signed into law by the General Assembly.

As of Tuesday, 35 people had begun the process of submitting fingerprints to the State Bureau of Identification, demonstrating Delaware state taxes have been filed during the previous two years and showing valid identification from their home country. Applicants then have to pass the same rules as others getting a license, including passing a test and meeting insurance requirements.

Delaware is the 12th state to extend driving privileges to qualified people who are in the U.S. illegally.

Latest Comments

  • December 31, 2015 at 1:51 pm
    Agent says:
    No Insurance, no license, no documentation, no problem.
  • December 31, 2015 at 1:35 pm
    ScottR says:
    If the State is licensing 'undocumented immigrants' aren't they then 'documented'? And, by knowingly doing so, isn't the State running afoul of Federal immigration law? Someth... read more
  • December 31, 2015 at 1:22 pm
    Sean says:
    So Delaware wants to maintain Compliance with various State/Federal Standards for people who are already here "ILLEGALLY" ? JEEZ-it must be me? Isn't this completely Contradic... read more
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