North Dakota State Immigration Laws
Welcome to FindLaw's coverage of existing North Dakota legislation and rules related to individuals' immigration status. Below you will find information on what, if any, rules North Dakota has regarding immigration checks by law enforcement, educational institutions, and employers, as well as the existence of E-Verify requirements, restrictions on public benefits based on an individual's immigration status, and more.
Law Enforcement and Immigration in North Dakota
Under a federal program called "Secure Communities," all arrestees are fingerprinted and run through a federal database which checks their criminal record and immigration status.
Employment & Immigration
Refer to federal employment eligibility verification rules and the requirements for Form I-9.
North Dakota E-Verify Requirements
No E-Verify requirement.
Driver's License/ID Requirements
Must present proof of U.S. citizenship or legal residence, valid Social Security number and proof of birthdate.
Public Benefits Restrictions
Under federal law, illegal immigrants are prohibited from receiving most public benefits. However, they are allowed to receive emergency services, health care and other programs that have been deemed "necessary to protect life and safety."
Voting ID Rules
Must present non-photo ID (official form of identification issued by the state, a tribal government or as prescribed by the secretary of state).
Housing Ordinances and Immigration
- Know Your Rights - Guide to protecting yourself and your family during immigration raids (PDF, CASA of Maryland and other organizations)
- USCIS North Dakota Support Center - Contact information for the USCIS office in Fargo, North Dakota
Contact a qualified immigration attorney to help you get the best results possible.