State & Local Advocacy Project
Over the last several years, we have witnessed a concerning increase in ICE relying on partnerships with state and local law enforcement to identify immigrants it wishes to remove from the United States. Through the Secure Communities program, for example, fingerprints taken when booking individuals charged with state or local crimes are checked against federal immigration databases. This information sharing enables ICE to investigate whether individuals in local jails might be unlawfully present or removable.
Offering in-state tuition rates to all residents benefits the state’s economy.
On February 14, 2014, CLINIC submitted comments to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services about the agency’s proposed changes to Form I-821D, the form used to request Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). The proposed changes to the form establish procedures for individuals to demonstrate continued eligibility for deferred action – extending the two years of deferral originally granted to them.
Why States Should Provide Access to Driver’s Licenses to All Residents
Granting driver’s licenses to all residents improves public safety on our roads.
Bill/Statute: Wash. Rev. Code § 46.20
Year Law Enacted: 2004
Effective Date: June 10, 2004
Name of Document Issued: Driver’s License
Bill/Statute: 23 V.S.A. § 603
Year Law Enacted: 2013
Effective Date: January 1, 2014
Name of Document Issued: Operator's Privilege Card