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Michigan may give drivers licenses to more immigrants

Sarah Kerson
Michigan Radio
Sarah Lawson, pictured right, went to cosmetology school after high school but is now getting her bachelor's degree in social work. She hopes to help students overcome issues with the immigration system.

  State officials are starting to figure out how President Obama's executive action on immigration could play out in Michigan.

Since last year, Michigan's Secretary of State has been giving out drivers licenses to so-called DREAMers, young people brought to the US as kids.

The President's recent executive action means parents of U-S citizens or permanent residents would also be protected from deportation, so long as they've been in the country for five years.

Now Michigan’s Secretary of State’s office says those parents will also be able to get Michigan drivers licenses.  

Kate Wells is a Peabody Award-winning journalist currently covering public health and the COVID-19 pandemic.
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