Maryland has now implemented a Dept of Homeland security check for all drivers licenses, being issued or renewed, supposedly for all drivers, US and foreign nationals. This causes a delay of about 7 to 16 days if their immediate security check doesn't return "positive" -- which apparently happens fairly frequently -- then it goes to a 2nd level verification which takes 5 to 10 business days, at which point the MVA is supposed to call the applicant and ask them to come back in. They are supposed to distribute a document to those who fail the immediate DHS check, but apparently many people do not understand. There has been no change of policy related to DACA, and ALL EADs (I-766) are accepted as proof of lawful presence.
Any questions, please call our office and talk to Albert Lewis.