4 11, 2013

Drivers Licenses for the Undocumented in Illinois

By |2013-11-04T08:53:41-06:00November 4th, 2013|Categories: General|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Published:  November 4, 2013 Beginning November 12, 2013, the State of Illinois’ Secretary of State’s office will begin the process of allowing certain noncitizens without access to social security numbers, including undocumented foreign nationals, to obtain temporary drivers licenses.  The program, which was first announced earlier this year, is expected to draw at least 250,000 applicants in the coming 2 years. Highlights of the new policy and process include: 1)  Starting November 12, 2013, prospective applicants will be able to schedule an in-person appointment at a Secretary of State facility by way of A) a telephone call to 1-855-236-1155 OR B) […]

18 01, 2013

Driver’s Licenses for Illinois’ Undocumented

By |2013-01-18T11:51:48-06:00January 18th, 2013|Categories: General, U.S. Immigration Law and Legislation, Undocumented Immigrants and Workers in the U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , |

Published: January 18, 2013 In recent weeks, the State of Illinois passed legislation to allow the state’s population of roughly 250,000 undocumented drivers to obtain driver’s licenses. The bill, which is expected to be signed by Governor Quinn, will make Illinois the 4th state in the U.S. to issue driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants. The drivers licenses issued under this program confer no right or status, beyond authorizing the holder the right to drive. The debate surrounding driver’s licenses for the undocumented pretty much mirrors the national debate over how our nation should address the overall issue of having 12 million people living […]

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