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The following is a list of references to equip immigrant advocates, service providers and immigrants with important information about IDs and licenses.  If you have a relevant reference you want to share, please send us the information.


















































Title Author/Date Description

Immigrants' Access to Driver's Licenses: A Matter of Safety and Security



American Immigration Lawyers’ Association


06/20/2005



Explains AILA's opposition to limiting immigrants’ access to driver’s licenses based on immigration status.



Unlicensed Fraud: How bribery and lax security at state motor vehicle offices nationwide lead to identity theft and illegal driver's licenses (PDF)



Center for Democracy and Technology


01/31/2004



Discusses how even though technologies and standard solutions have taken predominance in the public debate, lawmakers are overlooking the dire conditions of the current drivers' license issuance management process in the states.



Unlicensed to Kill: The Sequel (PDF)



AAA Foundation


01/31/2003



Reports that 20% of all fatal car crashes in the United States from 1993-1997 involved at least one driver who did not have a valid driver’s license at the time of the crash.



Status of the Social Security Administration's Earnings Suspense File (PDF)



Social Security Administration


11/18/2002



A Congressional report on the Earnings Suspense File- a repository for unmatched wages kept by the Social Security Administration.



Safe Roads, Safe Communities: Immigrants and State Driver’s License Requirements



National Council of La Raza


05/30/2002



This paper provides an overview of driver's license requirements in various states. It outlines the reasons for offering licenses to all immigrants.



Your Papers, Please: From the State Drivers License to a National Identification System (PDF)



Electronic Privacy Information Center


02/28/2002



The letter submitted to the Senate notes the significant public opposition to such a scheme and the privacy and security risks of creating a national identification system based on the state driver's license.



Unlicensed to Kill (PDF)



AAA Foundation


06/30/2000



Reports that 20% of all fatal car crashes in the United States from 1993-1997 involved at least one driver who did not have a valid driver’s license at the time of the crash



A National Id System: Big Brother's Solution to Illegal Immigration



John J. Miller and Stephen Moore
CATO Institute


09/30/1995



This paper seeks to explain why the federal government’s new powers are highly incompatible with the Republican theme of expanding freedom and reducing government and cites problems with the concept of a national registry.


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