DOT to start issuing driver's licenses to some immigrants - WNCT

DOT to start issuing driver's licenses to some undocumented immigrants

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RALEIGH, N.C. -

Starting Monday, immigrants in North Carolina who qualify under Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) can get a driver's license. It's for immigrants who were brought here by their parents as children and now want to work or study in the state.

The original plan was to have a pink stripe on the license along with the words "no lawful status".

Some people said they thought the stripe would cause discrimination against cardholders.

Last week- the North Carolina Department of Transportation decided to remove the pink stripe to make sure they would meet today's deadline under cost.

The license will still read "no lawful status."

Justin Quesinberry

Justin is a reporter for WNCN and a North Carolina native. He has spent the better part of the last decade covering the news in central North Carolina.  More>>

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