300 illegal immigrants seek NC driver's licenses

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- More than 300 illegal immigrants with permission to stay in the United States applied for special driver's licenses on the first day North Carolina made them available.

The state Division of Motor Vehicles says it processed 314 applications statewide on Monday to young people who qualified under the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The Obama administration initiative extends valid federal work permits to qualified applicants brought to the U.S. as children without authorization.

The state DMV last Friday abandoned plans for a special pink-striped license. The new licenses being issued are for a limited term and state in bold red letters that the holder has no lawful status in the country.

Applicants with proper documentation got a temporary certificate valid for 20 days until the licenses are mailed.

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