Skip to comments.Young illegal immigrants may seek reprieves amid questions
Posted on 08/12/2012 5:46:58 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
As thousands of young illegal immigrants in Massachusetts prepare to apply for federal reprieves from deportation starting this week, the state has yet to clarify whether successful applicants will qualify for drivers licenses and resident tuition at public colleges and universities.
Governor Deval Patrick, Obamas close friend and ally, has supported drivers licenses and resident tuition for illegal immigrants, but has not said whether this change will make it possible to get them.
Several immigration lawyers said last week that they believe young immigrants should qualify for licenses and resident tuition in Massachusetts based on existing laws and state policies.
I think theyre definitely eligible, said John Willshire Carrera, co-managing director of the Harvard Law School Immigration and Refugee Clinic at Greater Boston Legal Services. From my perspective, they qualify.
Social Security Administration officials confirmed Saturday that federal law requires them to issue Social Security numbers to noncitizens with work permits. Immigrants could then use the number, typically what they are missing, to apply for a license.
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I hope they ALL sign up and provide us with a data base for future deportation.
When they apply for their driver’s licenses, the newly legal illegals will be asked if the want to register to vote, in compliance with the Cloward-Piven, motor-voter law. It’s the reason for granting all the visa to illegals. Such applications will be most litigated in Virginia, Ohio, Florida and Colorado.