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Meddling with Driver's Licenses and Rebooting S-Comm: Sec. Johnson Failing Key Tests on Immigration

Reshma Shamasunder | Posted 07.15.2014 | Los Angeles
Reshma Shamasunder

It's no secret that President Obama could heal the pain of immigrant families facing separation today with the stroke of a pen. But instead of taking action now, the president has ordered a "review" of deportation policies.

Driving While Black and Brown and LGBTQ

Janet Arelis Quezada | Posted 06.07.2014 | Latino Voices
Janet Arelis Quezada

We were two women in a car, holding hands and sleepily making plans for the week. That's when it happened. We were stopped by police officers engaged in their own common practice, a license raid.

DC Driver's Licenses for the Undocumented Population

Franklin Garcia | Posted 01.23.2014 | DC
Franklin Garcia

On November 5th, 2013 most expect the DC Council to approve a bill that will grant driver's licenses to undocumented DC residents. The initial report is that the license will be "marked."

Cabbie Who Hit Tourist License Reinstated

The Huffington Post | Jane Janeczko | Posted 10.03.2013 | New York

Mohammed Faysal Himon, 24, the taxi driver who struck a bike messenger and hit a British tourist severing her left leg, on August 20 is back on the ro...

Children Away at School: Warning to Children and Parents

Saul Segan | Posted 12.03.2013 | Crime
Saul Segan

The calendar had made it to fall and the common trauma of bidding the kids farewell has taken its place among the emotional realities of life. Those w...

Pro-Immigrant Legislation Pulled In California

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 09.13.2013 | Latino Voices

UPDATE: The California Assembly changed course and passed the driver's license bill on Thursday, and it is headed to Gov. Jerry Brown's desk. He has i...

Police Gain Access To State Facial-Recognition Databases: Report

The Washington Post | Posted 06.16.2013 | Crime

The faces of more than 120 million people are in searchable photo databases that state officials assembled to prevent driver’s-license fraud but th...

With All Eyes on Congress, States Lead the Way on Better Laws Towards Immigrants

Jon Blazer | Posted 07.31.2013 | Politics
Jon Blazer

This week saw an unprecedented advance in state campaigns expanding driving privileges to immigrants.

Rick Scott Surrenders To Canada

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 04.03.2013 | Politics

Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) succumbed to pressure on Tuesday and repealed a recently enacted law that required certain nonresidents to get an Internat...

Study Shows Unlicensed Drivers Are The Most Hazerdous

AP | JULIE WATSON | Posted 01.17.2013 | Latino Voices

SAN DIEGO -- Immigrant advocates are welcoming a California study that found unlicensed drivers are the most hazardous motorists on the road, saying i...

Elise Foley

Michigan Sued For Denying Driver's Licenses To Dreamers | Elise Foley | Posted 12.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Civil rights groups sued Michigan Secretary Of State Ruth Johnson (R) on Wednesday for blocking driver's licenses for undocumented young...

Lawsuit Challenges Arizona Driver's License Ban For DACA Immigrants

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 11.29.2012 | Latino Voices

Civil rights groups filed a lawsuit Thursday against Arizona to overturn the state’s policy of refusing to grant driver’s licenses to undocumented...

'Completely Contradictory' Brewer Order Marks Drastic Reversal

Arizona Republic | Posted 11.21.2012 | Politics

Gov. Jan Brewer's executive order denying driver's licenses and ID cards to undocumented immigrants who obtain work permits through President Barack O...

WATCH: DMV Move May Drive New Yorkers Crazy

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 11.16.2012 | Money

A measure that would make New York driver's licenses black and white has some lawmakers seeing red. Not only would the licenses be less colorful and p...

A First For Women On Wheels

AP | JOAN LOWY | Posted 01.12.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — Women have passed men on the nation's roads. More women than men now have driver's licenses, a reversal of a longtime gender gap b...

Celebrating the Drive

Zach Veach | Posted 11.17.2012 | Teen
Zach Veach

Learning to drive is something that I think many of us take for granted. But taking the step in life to learn to drive is a major milestone and should never be treated lightly!

A California 'Birthright'?

AP | GOSIA WOZNIACKA | Posted 09.16.2012 | Los Angeles

FRESNO, Calif. -- When 17-year-old Alondra Esquivel needs to get from her rural central California home to classes at Fresno State University 20 miles...

In the Public Interest : Women or Men Leading the Trend Away from Driving?

Phineas Baxandall | Posted 08.28.2012 | Politics
Phineas Baxandall

The biggest shift away from driving comes from young men, the demographic group traditionally most obsessed with cars.

In the Public Interest : Led by Youth Americans Are Driving Less, But When Will Lawmakers Notice?

Phineas Baxandall | Posted 06.13.2012 | Politics
Phineas Baxandall

More than older generations, they say that they will sometimes choose to take alternative transportation as a way to help the environment. Will our leaders notice this important trend? You wouldn't know it looking at Congress.

Need A Fake ID? Apple Removes The App For That

Posted 12.15.2011 | Home

Need a fake ID? There was an app for that, until it was pulled from the App Store earlier this week. Pennsylvania Senator Bob Casey urged Apple to rem...

Your Driver's License: Don't Come Home Without It

Saul Segan | Posted 11.11.2011 | Home
Saul Segan

There are many pitfalls in holding a driver's license, that can cause untold grief and expense, but can be easily overlooked. A license to drive is c...

When Facial Recognition Goes Wrong | Posted 09.27.2011 | Technology

John H. Gass hadn’t had a traffic ticket in years, so the Natick resident was surprised this spring when he received a letter from the Massachusetts...

PICTURES: Cartoon Characters' Drivers Licenses

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 09.20.2011 | Comedy

Watching the same cartoons year after year, the characters almost start to feel like real people. And while you won't see Bart Simpson, The Critic or ...

National Movement to Support Veterans Needs Continued State Support

Flavia Colgan | Posted 09.17.2011 | Impact
Flavia Colgan

This July, six states joined Georgia, Oregon and Minnesota in providing designation of veteran status on drivers' licenses. To most Americans, this is no big deal. For veterans, this makes a significant difference.

NY State Senator Introduces Bill To Expand Rights For Illegal Immigrants

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The DREAM Act, a congressional bill that would've made it easier for the nations younger illegal immigrants to become US citizens, may have died in Wa...