By Sean Whaley | Nevada News Bureau
CARSON CITY — Nevada’s state Senate Republican leadership is supporting a new state policy that makes thousands of young immigrants living in Nevada eligible for a state-issued drivers licenses or identification.
The Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles, with the support of Gov. Brian Sandoval, announced last week that its policy would be to honor the employment authorization card granted to successful applicants under the U.S. Department of Homeland Security‘s Deferred Action program.
Senate Minority Leader Michael Roberson, R-Henderson, said he supports the DMV policy and hopes those eligible will take advantage of this opportunity.
“These young men and women are living, working and attending school here in Nevada, and are doing everything in their power to improve their lives and the lives of their families,” Roberson said. “A driver’s license from the state of Nevada will aid in their ability to commute to and from work and school; will afford a sense of self-sufficiency; and will provide greater opportunities for thousands of Nevada families.”