NC DMV reviewing legal advice over licenses

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by The Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on January 22, 2013 at 9:31 PM

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- North Carolina's Division of Motor Vehicles is still examining the state attorney general's advice to issue driver's licenses to illegal immigrants qualifying for federal work papers under an Obama administration program. 

A spokeswoman for the Department of Transportation, which includes DMV, said Tuesday it will take a few days to review last week's opinion from Attorney General Roy Cooper's office.   

Federal officials began in the summer accepting applications from immigrants brought to the U.S. as minors without authorization to receive work papers. The DMV commissioner told his office in September to stop issuing licenses pending legal advice. DMV says 13 people with work papers had been mistakenly issued licenses. 

Dozens of young Latinos marched Tuesday morning in Raleigh and urged DOT Secretary Tony Tata to resume issuing licenses.
 

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