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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Undocumented Drivers Face 6 Months’ Wait

Undocumented Drivers Face 6 Months’ Wait

Undocumented drivers in Illinois are facing wait times of up to six months–just to get an appointment. Others are driving hours to find an office that can help them more quickly. The Illinois General Assembly passed the undocumented drivers law back in 2012, hoping to license some of the quarter million undocumented residents estimated to live in the Prairie State.

Secretary of State Jesse White (whose office administers driver’s … Read More

Undocumented Drivers Get Support from Hillary Clinton

Undocumented Drivers Get Support from Hillary Clinton

The push for granting driver’s licenses to undocumented drivers got a boost this week when Hillary Rodham Clinton’s spokesman announced that the candidate now supports issuing driver’s licenses to undocumented drivers. The announcement reverses a rather embarrassing statement in opposition to granting these licenses during the 2008 campaign.

The Department of Homeland Security estimates there are 2.8 million undocumented people in California alone. Despite the rather obvious public safety benefitsRead More

Feds reject design for undocumented immigrant licenses

The Department of Homeland Security has rejected DMV’s first design effort for a driver’s license card for undocumented immigrants, the L.A. Times reported today. The Feds say the design is too close to that used by citizens, and the decision sends the design back to DMV for a do-over.

The photo is from the signing ceremony of A.B. 60 which gave undocumented immigrants the ability to apply for driver’s … Read More

DMV Holds Public Hearing on Undocumented Immigrant Licenses

Last night more than 250 people packed into the Bell Community Center for a hearing about the new Immigrant Driver’s License law to go into effect next year. State Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) and DMV officials, including Assistant Chief Counsel Brian Soublet, answered public questions about the new law.

Some of the questions posed involved the proof DMV will require for an immigrant license, noting that in many cases … Read More

DMV Tries to Explain Why It Needs a Year to Plan Undocumented Licenses

Most of you who have been reading this blog know that California recently passed A.B.60 which will allow undocumented immigrants to obtain driver licenses. When DMV announced it would need a year to complete the design for the new license, the Sacramento Business Journal thought that was typical of government bureaucracy.

Well, DMV spokesman Armando Botello attempted to explain what DMV really meant by the year.… Read More