No More Licences for Undocumented in Maryland, and Other News

By The News Jun 03, 2009

11th Hour Immigration Rule Reversed by Justice Department. Attorney General Eric Holder overturned a ruling made just before President Obama’s inauguration that didn’t allow immigrants facing deportation to ask for their case to be reopened. NY Times New Bill Offers Legalization for Gay Couples Senator Patrick Leahy, who authored the Uniting American Families Act, which would allow for same-sex couples to seek resident or citizen status, is discussing the bill today in the Judiciary Committee. The New York Times Maryland Stops Issuing Licenses to Undocumented Immigrants About 200,000 undocumented immigrants in Maryland will no longer be able to obtain a driver’s license in the state. It was the only state on the East Coast that didn’t require proof of legal residence when applying. NAM Cherokee Tribe Seeks Stimulus Money After being allocated $1 million, the Cherokee Indian tribe in western North Carolina asked for an additional $18 million in federal funds for, health care and housing. AP