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ACLU Gets Procedural Win in Push to Get DACA Recipients Nebraska Drivers Licenses

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Nebraska is one of many states that are opposing granting drivers licenses to DACA recipients. They also are, according to the ACLU, the only state that has implemented REAL ID for drivers licenses. Here's an excerpt from the ACLU press release:

A Nebraska District Court Judge has ruled that a lawsuit by DREAMers against Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman and the stateís Department of Motor Vehicles will be allowed to move forward. The court denied a legal challenge by the government, noting that the denial of driversí licenses to grantees of the federal governmentís Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. DACA is a federal program that offers "deferred action" Ė a temporary protection from deportation to immigrants who were brought to the United States as children.

The lawsuit was filed by the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Nebraska on behalf of four young immigrants following a press release issued in August of 2012 by the Governor declaring that DACA recipients would be denied state driversí licenses. The plaintiffs are all DACA grantees and have permits to work and reside in the United States lawfully.

Judge Jeffre Cheuvront rejected the governmentís motion to dismiss and let the lawsuit proceed, stating that "a license cannot be denied based on an unlawful classification." Under its current policy, the DMV has deemed DACA recipients as categorically ineligible for a Nebraska driverís license. "We are confident that the court will conclude that the governmentís classification is unlawful as this case proceeds," said Christine Sun, regional staff attorney with the ACLU Immigrantsí Rights Project.

The court also suggested that the plaintiffs in this case should appeal the denial of licenses with the state DMV. "Some of our clients already went to the Nebraska DMV to obtain driverís licenses and were turned away," said Amy Miller, Legal Director of the ACLU of Nebraska."If they file an appeal, it could take months to resolve. Meanwhile, these qualified young people would continue to be denied the driverís licenses that they need to go about their daily lives. Itís senseless to withhold from them the means to advance in school, earn a living and contribute to our communities."

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