WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM) - There were long lines at the Michigan Secretary of State's office as undocumented immigrants applied for their driver's license for the first time.
At the Rogers Plaza in Wyoming, Sergio Buitron, 18, was excited. His friends and relatives won't need to give him a ride anymore.
Buitron was brought to the United States by his mother when he was two years old. He graduated from City High School last year and recently applied for the Deferred Action Plan for Childhood Arrivals. It allows immigrants who entered the U.S. before they were 16 to study and work in the U.S. for two years without the fear of deportation.
"Yes, we were all excited, my mom, my brothers," said Buitron.
The new driver's license will have a different look than a regular license and will expire in two years. Luz Calvo says it's a step in the right direction. "We're a part of the community, we contribute to economy, we're involved in everything, just like everybody else."
Those who apply for a driver's license will still have to pass a test and take driving lessons. Many of the undocumented immigrants admit that they were driving anyway.
For Sergio, it means driving without fear of getting pulled over. He will be starting a job soon and hopes to go to college. The ultimate goal is to, someday, become a U.S. citizen.