- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 12, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - A judge has dismissed a lawsuit that challenged Nebraska’s denial of driver’s licenses to people who were brought into the country illegally as children, but allowed to stay under a new federal program.

U.S. District Judge Laurie Smith Camp said in a ruling Wednesday that the state had not violated the equal-protection rights of the youths. The lawsuit was filed by Mayra Saldana, a student at Peru State College who was granted deferred-action status under an Obama administration program.

Saldana applied for a driver’s license three times at the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles in January 2013, and was denied. Saldana came to the United States from Mexico at age 2.



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