This category includes cases where states or municipalities extend to illegal aliens privileges normally associated with citizenship, such as ID cards, driver's licenses or voting rights, or have acted to prevent granting of such privileges.
The NY City Council will decide this week whether to let aliens with working papers vote in NYC municipal elections. The bill's sponsor says that 22 of the total 51 City Council members support the legislation.
The ACLU and similar groups in Nevada want to automatically register to vote holders of special driver's licenses for illegal aliens, and rely on the "honor system" for them to identify themselves as ineligible to vote.
With states granting driver's licenses to illegal aliens, many wonder if they drive without liability coverage. California began to issue driver's licenses to "undocumented" residents in 2015. Despite offering low-cost insurance coverage, few have taken advantage of the opportunity.
NY county clerks plan to request delay of "Green Light Law" implementation until October 1, when the federal REAL ID Act takes effect. This will prevent illegal aliens from using New York State driver's license in order to board a domestic flight.
The city of Northampton in western Massachusetts will consider permitting non-citizens to vote in municipal elections. Currently this is only a proposal that has been submitted to the city council.
The U.S. Department of Justice has intervened in a federal lawsuit seeking to prevent New York State's Green Light Law from going into effect on December 14. The DoJ calls the measure "legally suspect", because it seeks to prevent the sharing of data on illegal aliens.
Officials in Vermont cities are considering a potential ballot measure that would allow non-citizens to vote in local elections. Voters in Montpelier, Vermont's capital city, have already approved such measures and Burlington has considered doing the same.
The New Jersey Legislature is preparing a bill allowing illegal aliens to acquire driver's licenses. Governor Phil Murphy has already declared that he would sign the legislation once it reaches his desk, calling it a "no-brainer".
An internal investigation at the Connecticut DMV revealed that false addresses given for Drive Only Licenses in Connecticut, which were created for illegal aliens. An investigation is underway at this time, to determine how many licenses were created with false addresses.
After New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo signed that "Green Light Law", giving illegal aliens a right to acquire a driver's license, New York's Republican Congressional delegation sent a letter to the Department of Justice explaining how the law would weaken homeland security.