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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 rightsOver a thousand Ohioans with refugee status may now obtain licenses so that they can care for themselves and their families.  

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Advocates for Basic Legal Equality

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.