Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals http://wunc.org en NCDOT Does A U-Turn, No 'Pink' Licenses http://wunc.org/post/ncdot-does-u-turn-no-pink-licenses <p>The <a href="https://apps.ncdot.gov/newsreleases/details.aspx?r=7952">North Carolina Department of Transportation</a> has made an about face and is abandoning its controversial decision to add a bold pink stripe across the top of new driver licenses for young immigrants.&nbsp; A news release issued Thursday afternoon by the state DOT confirms that the Division of Motor Vehicles will begin issuing driver licenses on Monday, March 25, 2013 for immigrants qualifying under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.&nbsp; But the attached ‘final’ image of the driver license no longer has the pink stripe or the words ‘No Lawful Status’ printed in large type.</p><p> Fri, 22 Mar 2013 02:15:10 +0000 Leoneda Inge 12450 at http://wunc.org NCDOT Does A U-Turn, No 'Pink' Licenses Undocumented And Driving Without A License http://wunc.org/post/undocumented-and-driving-without-license <p></p><p></p><p>There are thousands of young, undocumented immigrants in North Carolina, dreaming of going to the school of their choice, finding a good job and getting a driver’s license.&nbsp;&nbsp; Many of these ‘dreamers’ are waiting for official papers from the federal government after applying through the <a href="http://www.dhs.gov/deferred-action-childhood-arrivals">‘Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals’</a> program. &nbsp;But in this state, they’re also waiting to find out for if their new legal status warrants a <a href="http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/02/22/17061005-pink-stripe-on-illegal-immigrants-drivers-licenses-considered-in-nc?lite">‘No Lawful Status’</a> banner stamped on their driver’s licenses. Mon, 18 Mar 2013 11:06:03 +0000 Leoneda Inge 12149 at http://wunc.org Undocumented And Driving Without A License House Democrats File Bill To Stop Pink Licenses http://wunc.org/post/house-democrats-file-bill-stop-pink-licenses <p>Some state House Democrats are speaking out against a move to create pink driver's licenses to identify young immigrants.&nbsp; <a href="http://www.ncleg.net/Applications/BillLookUp/LoadBillDocument.aspx?SessionCode=2013&amp;DocNum=807&amp;SeqNum=0">House Bill 184</a> would prohibit the state Department of Motor Vehicles from issuing the licenses to young people who are legally in this country under the federal <a href="http://www.dhs.gov/deferred-action-childhood-arrivals">Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals</a> program.&nbsp; The proposed licenses would have a pink strip at the top and Tue, 05 Mar 2013 12:19:47 +0000 Gurnal Scott 11466 at http://wunc.org House Democrats File Bill To Stop Pink Licenses