MVC approves issuing driver’s licenses to NJ’s undocumented immigrants

In a unanimous vote in a virtual meeting Friday, the board of the state Motor Vehicle Commission approved issuing driver’s licenses to roughly 450,000 eligible undocumented immigrants in New Jersey starting May 1, if they can show six points of identification.

Closures at motor vehicle agencies during the coronavirus pandemic have caused massive backlogs for the agency, including delaying the rollout of the licensing program. Meanwhile, immigrant advocates rallied outside an MVC office, demanding driver’s licenses now. Correspondent Michael Hill reports.