Half of California Driver’s Licenses Issued to Undocumented Residents

Half of California Driver’s Licenses Issued to Undocumented Residents

According to the Los Angeles Times, an estimated 605,000 licenses were issued last year under Assembly Bill 60, the measure passed last year that grants the right to a California driver’s license to people in the country illegally. The figure accounts for almost half of all licenses issued in California last year.

Officer Josh Nelson, spokesman for the California Highway Patrol, suggested the measure likely improved highway safety in California. … Read More

DMV to Speed Licensing of Undocumented Drivers

DMV to Speed Licensing of Undocumented Drivers

California’s controversial A.B.60 licensing program–allowing undocumented motorists to obtain valid driver’s licenses–is experiencing the problems of success. Six months into the new law, the DMV has received about 642,000 applications and issued about 341,000 driver’s licenses. The influx of applications has caused a backlog across the state.

New procedures, however, promise to streamline the process and speed up the approval. Recently DMV has expanded the number of acceptable documents applicants … Read More

DMV Accepts More Documents for AB60 Licenses

DMV Accepts More Documents for AB60 Licenses

DMV has made it easier for motorists to get licenses under the so-called undocumented motorist program established by Assembly Bill 60. As of June 30, 2015, the California Department of Motor Vehicles will begin accepting:

  • California residency documents that are issued by any government within the U.S., not just the federal government.
  • Consular cards from Colombia and Ecuador. (The Colombia Consular Card was added to the list of accepted documents
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Chris Christie Opposes Undocumented Drivers

Chris Christie Opposes Undocumented Drivers

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie Wednesday re-stated his opposition to licensing undocumented drivers on a talk radio show. Governor Christie, who is expected to announce his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination, seemed to confuse an undocumented driver’s license with a traditional form of identification.

“It is the single most important form of identification, it gets you on to airplanes…all the things that you need to do to identify yourself

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