North Carolina Issues Immigrant Licenses

Published 03/26 2013 11:11AM

Updated 03/26 2013 11:14AM

(WCNC)  Some undocumented immigrants in North Carolina are getting driver's licenses for the first time. 

The North Carolina DMV started issuing the licenses Monday to young people brought to the U.S. as children without legal authorization. 

Those who are eligible for the license are participating in a program called the Federal Deferred for Childhood arrivals program.  

"It's just so wonderful.  I feel so much liberty right now.  It's just the most amazing thing.  And I'm 20," Maria Hernandez said after receiving her license.

Maria's parents brought her to the US from Ecuador when she was 8.

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