Posted on July 10, 2023

Florida Bans Driver’s Licenses of Immigrants Living in US Illegally

Rachel Nostrant, Reuters, July 6, 2023

Florida will no longer accept driver’s licenses issued by some other U.S. states to immigrants living in the country illegally under a law signed by Governor Ron DeSantis as he seeks the 2024 Republican presidential nomination.

The Florida law, which took effect on July 1, is “the strongest anti-illegal immigration legislation in the country,” the governor’s office said in a press release on Wednesday.

The out-of-state licenses, designed specifically for unauthorized immigrants and deemed invalid by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, are from Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Rhode Island and Vermont.

The list includes out-of-state licenses that indicate “Not for Federal Identification” or “Driving Privilege Only.” {snip}


The bill also blocks counties and municipalities from providing funds to individuals or organizations that issue identification documents to people without proof “of lawful presence in the United States.”