Michigan may give drivers licenses to more immigrants

Nov 28, 2014

A recent immigration rally in Detroit
Credit Sarah Kerson / Michigan Radio

  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.