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Plaintiff Leen Nour El-Zayat, a third-year pre-medical student at Wayne State University, said she worries about continuing her studies and accepting a job if she can’t drive to school or work.

“I need to be able to drive so I can get a job and attend medical school, which I have wanted to do since I was a little kid,” said El-Zayat, 20, who has lived in the United States since she was eight. “I just want to serve as a role model for my younger siblings and continue contributing to my community.”

Leen came to the United States when she was eight years old. She and her family were living in the Democratic Republic of the Congo when war broke out, and came to the United States to escape the violence. Read more about Leen.