PHOENIX – The following statement is provided as an element of a settlement agreement addressing policies of the Arizona Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Division involving those who hold federal Employment Authorization Cards:
The Arizona Department of Transportation, Motor Vehicle Division (“MVD”) has settled and resolved the litigation captioned Lucrecia Rivas Valenzuela, et al. v. Doug Ducey, et al., United States District Court Case Number CV-16-03072-PHX-DGC. Based on recent court decisions and as part of this settlement, MVD has agreed to revise Policy 16.1.4 so that any federally issued Employment Authorization Card is primary identification for purposes of applicants establishing authorized presence under federal law for purposes of A.R.S. Section 28-3153.