Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson announced on Friday that young immigrants qualified to stay in the U.S. by the federal "Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals" program -- a population estimated at from 15,000-23,000 in Michigan -- can get driver licenses after all, effective Feb. 19. Michigan was one of only three states to deny driver licenses to the DREAMers (the other two are Arizona and Nebraska). The Free Press reports that Johnson changed her mind after U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services updated its guidelines in January. ACLU Michigan had challenged the decision Johnson made last October to deny the licenses. Here's the ACLU Michigan complaint (PDF).
Note: this post earlier incorrectly referred to the "Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals" program as the Dream Act. The "DREAM Act" has not been enacted.