NPR -- Lourdes Garcia-Navarro
Eleven states and Washington, D.C., have passed laws to grant driver's licenses to immigrants living in the U.S. illegally. But applicants face hurdles, like language barriers and fear of deportation.
Immigration reform has gone nowhere for now. Congress is on vacation, and in the absence of federal action, states are stepping in to figure out how to deal with their immigrant populations. As part of that, 11 states and the District of Columbia have began issuing driver's licenses to people who are living in the U.S. illegally. The move is unsurprisingly controversial. And there have been troubles rolling to program out, as we discovered when we went to a town hall meeting with immigrants here in D.C.
Updated: Wed, Oct 11th 2017 @ 11:37am EDT