Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Inc. (ABLE) is a non-profit regional law firm that provides high quality legal assistance in civil matters to help eligible low-income individuals and groups in western Ohio achieve self reliance, and equal justice and economic opportunity.
CRIS vs. Ohio BMV
Community Refugee and Immigration Services, et al. v. Registrar, Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles
After ABLE attorneys filed suit on their behalf, a federal court ruled that a BMV policy stopping refugees from applying for driver’s licenses violated their constitutional rights. Over a thousand Ohioans with refugee status may now obtain licenses so that they can care for themselves and their families.