Driver's License for Immigrants

Posted on June 08, 2016 by Kathryn Karam

Having Trouble Getting a Driver's License due to your immigrant status or document issues? Read This:

When I was still a law student, the U.S. Congress passed the REAL ID Act, which was intended to help prevent document fraud and the procurement of false identification documents by requiring states to comply with new federal requirements contained in the Act. Among other things, the REAL ID Act required that states enter into an understanding with the Department of Homeland Security and develop methods to verify that a person applying for a driver’s license is lawfully present in the United States before issuing a license. In other words, the Act required states to begin checking a person’s immigration status before issuing a driver’s license – even if it was a renewal of the person’s license.

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