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New Jersey — On Friday, May 10th, children from across the state delivered handmade cards to legislators in honor of Mother’s Day expressing why they need their parents to be able to drive in New Jersey.

Children are particularly impacted when parents are not able to access a driver’s licenses because it severely restricts the mobility of the family to be able to travel. Currently, 168,000 children in New Jersey have at least one parent who cannot access a driver’s license because of their immigration status. Overall, research shows there are more than 719,000 residents in New Jersey who have trouble accessing a driver’s license, including immigrants without status, low-income individuals, and those who are reentering society after incarceration.

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