Asked in Immigration Law and Civil Rights for Tennessee

Q: Should high schools ask for driver's licenses to obtain parking permits?

If you are an undocumented teenager, not by choice, and you can't get a license to drive, how can you park at your high school? Should high schools in Tennessee be asking for driver's licenses? is there a legal way to fight this? This person just wants to be a normal teenager that drives his car to school, but can't because he has to deal with the stress and the shame.

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Stanley Dale Radtke
Stanley Dale Radtke
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • San Leandro, CA

A: The root issue underlying your questions really is, "Should an unlicensed teenage driver be given a parking permit at their high school?" Under the law, the clear answer is no. An unlicensed driver should not be driving a car for any possible reason.

Kyndra Mulder
Kyndra Mulder
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  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Jacksonville, FL

A: I suggest you speak with an experienced immigration attorney to determine whether you have any options.

Osarumwense Iyamu
Osarumwense Iyamu
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  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Ocala, FL

A: The unlicensed teenager should be more concerned about been arrested for driving without a driver's license and insurance. If arrested by an officer of the law, his lack of immigration status in the US will become obvious and likely lead to immigration picking him up and instituting removal/deportation proceedings against him. The unlicensed teenager needs to be very careful and more concerned about fixing his immigration status rather than driving to school without a license.

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