DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa civil rights activists say new information from the federal government should prompt a change in the state's policy barring driver's licenses for young immigrants allowed by a federal rule to live in the United States.
On Monday the US Supreme Court threw out three of the four sections of Arizona’s state-level immigration policy.
Darcy Tromanhauser, Director of Nebraska Appleseed’s Immigrant Program, says the 4th section, which requires police to check the citizenship status for any person lawfully stopped, detained or arrested, is still subject to civil rights questions that are coming up through the courts.
A UNO political scientist expects further challenges following the U.S. Supreme Court’s split ruling on Arizona’s immigration law.
The U.S. Supreme Court overturned three parts of that law. Justices kept a provision allowing police to check a person’s status during a separate violation if they suspect the person is an illegal immigrant.