Comments submitted to MVC over regulations to allow driver's licenses for undocumented immigrants
Nearly 1,400 public comments have been submitted to the MVC over proposed regulations to allow undocumented immigrants access to driver's licenses.
But the proposed regulations require proof of not being eligible for a Social Security number, and many say getting that kind of license could discourage immigrants from trying to get a standard license.
In response, Vineeta Kapahi, with NJ Policy Perspective Policy Analyst, says, "Instead of creating unnecessary obstacles to driver's licenses, the Motor Vehicle Commission should consider the challenges faced by potential applicants, including a hostile national climate toward immigrants and a global public health emergency."
Gloria Blanco, a member of the Wind of the Spirit Immigrant Resource Center, says, "Immigrant working families need the opportunity to have access to a driver's license. Going to a federal agency first before you can apply for a driver's license makes the process for a driver's license risky for immigrant families."