MVC delays driver’s licenses for NJ undocumented immigrants

Agency's Chief Administrator says COVID-19 constraints made it impossible to roll out new program on time

Officials at the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission announced this week that it won’t meet the Jan. 1 deadline to begin issuing driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants. Gov. Phil Murphy signed a bill into law last December, giving the agency a full year to create the licensing system and educate the public.

According to Sue Fulton, Chief Administrator of the MVC, those plans have been derailed by the coronavirus pandemic. Now advocates are pushing back after fighting for years for the licenses. Correspondent Raven Santana reports.