Mobile, AL asked in Immigration Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Alabama

Q: Why my AL DL says FN? My previous ones used to be normal. Have Permanent Residence card for 30+ years.

2009 Alabama Code

Title 32 — MOTOR VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC.

Chapter 6 — LICENSES AND REGISTRATION.

Section 32-6-10.1 Foreign national Alabama driver's license /non-driver identification card/vessel license.

Section 32-6-10.1

Foreign national Alabama driver's license /non-driver identification card/vessel license.

(a) For the purposes of this section, the term "foreign national" shall mean a person who is not a citizen or lawful permanent resident of the United States.

2 Lawyer Answers
Kevin L Dixler
Kevin L Dixler
Answered
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Chicago, IL

A: Because the current elected officials of the State of Alabama likely have some misperceptions about immigrants and want to label you.

If you don’t like the label, complain to your ‘State’ representative and Senator. What it is doing ‘may’ be against Federal law in that it may encourage discrimination by law enforcement. You may also want to seek guidance from the ACLU. Perhaps, Lee Galearnt, who may handle these sorts of issues.

The above is general information, not legal advice, and does not create an attorney client relationship.

Kevin L Dixler
Kevin L Dixler
Answered
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Chicago, IL

A: Again, you can try to prove to the drivers license facility that they made a mistake.

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