The Iowa Department of Transportation says it will not issue driver’s licenses to

young illegal immigrants who are now eligible to work in the U.S. under the

Obama administration deferred prosecution policy.

The department released a press release Thursday stating that Iowa law does

not allow it to issue driver’s licenses or non-operator identification cards to

people who are not in the country legally.

The Iowa DOT has issued at least one driver’s license and one non-operator’s ID

since President Obama announced his Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.

President Obama made a policy change in June to let certain illegal immigrants

apply for a temporary work permit if they were brought into the country as




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