Disabled vet denied license renewal

I think we can all agree that citizenship should be a prerequisite to obtaining a driver’s license. But sometimes, the hoops the local driver’s license office require people to jump through to prove citizenship can seem excessive.

Take the case of Duncanville, Texas, resident Jerry Sullivan. A disabled Vietnam veteran, he served his country honorably. In return, the Lone Star State is telling him that his military ID, his original Social Security card, a Veterans Affairs hospital ID card and his expired license weren’t enough.

“It’s very frustrating because, I mean, my license expired in August. Thank God my wife’s isn’t,” he told Fox 4, a Dallas-Fort Worth TV station. “They told me I have to have a passport or birth certificate to prove I’m an American citizen when I’ve served. I enlisted at 17 and I’m 57.”

Read more at Fox 4 Dallas-Ft. Worth.

Dallas News | myFOXdfw.com

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