License to Drive? Not So Fast, Even If You're a Legal Immigrant With a Valid Work Visa.
But the DPS last fall changed its rules for dispensing licenses to people in the U.S. on work visas: It won't issue them to workers whose visas are set to expire within six months. Which, far as the trio and their attorneys are concerned, is interfering with their legal right to work -- because, after all, if they can't drive, they can't get to work. And, claims the lawsuit, the TDPS can't change laws anyway; that's up to the Texas Legislature. Says David Hinojosa, the MALDEF attorney handling the case, "DPS has tried to sneak these rules in through the back door and, in doing so, has created a litany of problems preventing both citizens and noncitizens with legal permission from receiving licenses."