Judge Blocks State Policies Preventing Immigrant Children, Refugees From Getting Driver's Licenses

Feb 28, 2020

A federal judge is stopping the state from using two policies that block some refugees and children of immigrants from obtaining driver's licenses. 

Civil rights groups who filed suit say the rulings will affect an estimated 4 thousand people. Most are teenagers and U.S. citizens who were blocked from getting licenses because of the immigration status of their parents. The organizations that challenged the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles' policies say both practices were discriminatory. The state says the policies were needed to verify information.