Immigrant Driver’s Licenses News

New Mexico Immigrant Driver’s Licenses Jump Before Law Change

The number of immigrants seeking driver’s licenses in New Mexico surged during the first three months of the year as lawmakers debated changes to a long-contested policy that allowed for those living in the country illegally to obtain licenses, according …

New Mexico Immigrant Driver Licenses Drop to Low Levels

Records show the number of newly issued driver’s licenses to immigrants in New Mexico has plunged to its lowest level since the state began granting driving privileges to foreign nationals living in the country illegally. State records obtained by The …

Bill to Create Two-Tiered Driver’s License Moving in New Mexico

The New Mexico Senate approved a two-tiered bill on Friday that would continue to grant driving privileges to people in the country illegally. The compromise reached on the issue calls for two distinct driver’s licenses – one that complies with …

California Agents Asked to Inform Customers on Auto Financial Responsibility

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones and state Sen. Ricardo Lara on Thursday urged Californians to make sure they are meeting their obligation to carry minimum liability insurance coverage on their vehicles and announced resources to help educate motorists and make …

New Mexico Governor Makes Another Run at Driver’s License Law

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez says she wants the Legislature to repeal a law that allows the state to issue driver’s licenses to immigrants who are in the country illegally. Martinez took aim at the law during her State of …

Immigrants’ Prior Licenses to be Checked by California DMV

Immigrants in the country illegally who fraudulently obtained a California driver’s license before it was legal won’t get a new card until state authorities review their driving record. The Department of Motor Vehicles this month started issuing special licenses to …

Washington Seeks Two-Tier System for Driver’s License, IDs

Washington state officials are seeking to redesign the state’s driver’s licenses and ID cards in order to comply with tougher federal requirements for proof of U.S. residency for government-sanctioned identification. Under bills expected to be introduced in both the House …

Immigrants Get Warning On California Driver’s Licenses

While tens of thousands of immigrants living in the United States illegally are preparing to apply for a long-sought driver’s license in California starting Jan. 2, others are being urged to think twice. Immigrant advocates say the vast majority should …

California’s Immigrant License Words Approved by Feds

Federal officials have given their backing to a redesigned license for immigrants living in California illegally, which includes wording that distinguishes it from those for legal residents. Homeland Security officials told the California Department of Motor Vehicles that the state’s …

Bill to Repeal New Mexico Immigrant Driver’s License Law Stalls

A bill that would have stopped New Mexico from granting driver’s licenses to most immigrants without proper documentation has stalled in the Legislature. The Santa Fe New Mexican reported the legislation could not overcome a tie vote Saturday afternoon among …