State-by-State Driver's License Laws

Most states have barred illegal immigrants from obtaining driver's licenses in recent years, either by crafting specific laws making it unlawful for illegal immigrants to get them or by altering document requirements for obtaining licenses to make it harder for illegal immigrants to do so. Maryland has no such rules or laws at this time, though that could change if a bill in the state legislature is passed.


TO USE THIS INTERACTIVE: Roll over each state for information on its driver's license laws. E-mail us with comments or questions.


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SOURCE: National Immigration Law Center. Data is current as of Oct. 16, 2008. | GRAPHIC: Updated March 27, 2009. INTERACTIVE: Sarah Sampsel, Alyson Hurt - washingtonpost.com

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