Some Maryland immigrants in jeopardy of losing CDLs

By Land Line staff | Monday, August 01, 2016

More than 250 Maryland residents received letters in the past month that their commercial driver’s licenses could be in jeopardy if they are unable to prove their citizenship or permanent residency, the Washington Post reports.

According to the Post, the majority of the letters from the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration went to CDL holders who have work permits through a federal “Temporary Protected Status” program. The letters were sent after an internal audit discovered Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration had granted some commercial driver’s licenses by mistake. The drivers had completed the necessary training but didn’t meet the federal requirements of permanent residency to receive the class of CDL they had been granted. 

The letter said the drivers would need to prove their citizenship or permanent residency within 30 days, or their CDLs will be canceled.

Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration spokesman Buel Young didn’t return multiple phone calls.

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