Can the MVC share my info with the federal government or immigration authorities?


Yes. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) enjoys access to Nlets, or National Law Enforcement Telecommunications Systems. Nlets is an information network which all 50 states contribute information to that ICE may access to obtain certain information, such as a person’s basic identity and physical characteristics, provided in driver’s license applications as well as in subsequent driver history (e.g., records of accidents and traffic offenses). ICE denies using MVC data to generate immigration targets or ascertain alienage. Still, we know from anecdotal evidence that ICE agents have used Nlets primarily to locate individuals through their address.  In some states, ICE has MOUs (Memorandums of Understanding) with state MVCs and has also obtained information through informal partnerships with MVC employees.