20-06 Segment 1: Voter Error: How A Trip To The DMV Turned Into Years Of Legal Woes


Can it ever be too easy to cast a ballot in an American election? The answer is yes. Filipino immigrant Elizabeth Keathley mistakenly registered to vote while at a DMV in Illinois through a federal law best known as the Motor Voter Law. This originally well-intentioned program is now trapping hundreds of immigrants into federal charges and possible deportation for an act they didn’t fully comprehend to begin with.

Guests:

  • Richard Hanus, immigration lawyer
  • Elizabeth Keathley, immigration client

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