COLUMBUS – Today the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) instructed the
state’s Deputy Registrars to begin issuing temporary driver licenses to qualified
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) grantees, but only after first
confirming applicants’ immigration documents via the U.S. Citizen and Immigration
Services (USCIS) database. The extra security steps are designed to combat fraud
or the use of counterfeit documents. BMV’s decision was established after reviewing
guidance expressed by Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine that DACA grantees are
eligible for temporary driver licenses under Ohio law.