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NJMVC delays driver’s licenses for immigrants without legal status

NJMVC Pushes Implementation Back Due to COVID-19 Burdens

NEW JERSEY – The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission has announced that implementation of licensing for those without legal immigration status will be delayed from the original January 1 date. No new date has been announced, as the MVC continues to monitor the impact of the Public Health Emergency on its operations.

“Status-neutral licensing is important for many New Jerseyans, but the demands on MVC due to COVID-19 have made it impossible for us to complete the training and software changes required to implement it,” said Sue Fulton, Chief Administrator of the Motor Vehicle Commission.

The MVC has implemented many changes in recent months, shifting most transactions online, but demand remains very high at agencies, while staffing has been reduced due to COVID-19.

“We cannot conduct the necessary hands-on document training without violating COVID-19 restrictions; in addition, the stand-downs for training would impact our critical operations,” Fulton said. “We are hopeful that we will get past the worst of the pandemic in the next few months so we can get this done for those who sorely need it.”

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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