In five states alone, a total of more than 4.2 million drivers have had their licenses suspended or revoked for failure to pay court debt, be it traffic or criminal, the report found. Texas leads the nation with 1.8 million such suspensions.
Advocates fear that programs in a dozen states might be used by a Trump administration to bolster deportations aims.
Since 2015, California has issued about 800,000 licenses to drivers who lack proof of legal residence. In Illinois, more than 212,000 people have received what are known as temporary visitor driver's licenses. Connecticut has approved around 26,600 drive only licenses for undocumented immigrants, and nine more states plus the District of Columbia