Tuesday, November 6, 2012


Fernando Castillo-Solis, an undocumented immigrant from Mexico is challenging the constitutionality of the state’s driver’s-license law. The case is set to be heard by the Georgia Supreme Court on Monday.  He is arguing that the law that requires motorists who have lived in Georgia for 30 days or more to get a state-issued license before driving and does not allow issuing such license for undocumented immigrants  discriminates against them. Since undocumented immigrants are ineligible for Georgia licenses, they don’t have the same protection.
Mr. Castillo-Solis was cited at a traffic stop in Gwinnett County in 2010, where he was charged with driving without a license and failing to register his vehicle.
This argument was thrown out by the lower court judge and this individual appealed. I don't know what he is thinking or what his lawyer advised him, but I don't think he has any good chance of winning this argument with the Georgia Supreme Court.