State to license drivers who are here illegally

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SACRAMENTO — Laboring late into the night Thursday to finish their work for the year, state lawmakers acted to allow many more immigrants who are in the country illegally to obtain California driver’s licenses, a measure Gov. Jerry Brown is expected to sign.

Ttraffic-highwayhe driver’s license measure would significantly expand the number of immigrants in the country illegally who could have such documents. Some young, undocumented residents are already eligible for licenses under state law, if they qualify for temporary federal work permits.

“This bill will enable millions of people to get to work safely and legally,” Brown said in a statement issued immediately after the bill passed. “Hopefully, it will send a message to Washington that immigration reform is long past due.”

The bill, AB 60, by Assemblyman Luis Alejo (D-Watsonville), originally would have provided licenses to immigrants who could show that they pay taxes or otherwise work in the United States. But it was changed to ask the Department of Motor Vehicles to determine what documentation would be required.

The bill requires a special mark and notation on the licenses, the initials DP (driver’s privilege) instead of DL (driver’s license). The notation would say the document “does not establish eligibility for employment or public benefit.”

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7 comments

  • Billy Roberts

    No surprise dumb asses are destroying America. They don’t care pockets getting padded as they rape whats left of american middle class

  • c3pfett@gmail.com

    Do we or do we not have FEDERAL LAWS enacted in the 80s that make this elegal? These people need to ne deported, not rewarded!!

  • dlsmith

    Time to take out the garbage, from Pelosi, Reid, governor moonbeam all the way to the top with obama. And and repubs like Rubio who wannt to go along with this kind of nonsense.

  • Realist

    Lets reward illegal behavior because fuck the law!!! THIS STATE HAS BECOME THE LAUGHING STOCK OF THE COUNTRY!!!! Fuck law breakers and FUCK EVERY SINGLE PERSON WHO VOTED FOR THE LEGISLATORS WHO ARE A PART OF DESTROYING THIS STATE!!! MOST IMPORTANTLY, FUCK YOU, MEANING, THE LIBERAL IDIOT “LAW MAKERS” WHO CONDONE THIS!!!!!!!! F.U.C.K. Y.O.U.!!!!!!

  • Kiki

    I don’t know why all 6 people that have responded done so anonymously? ?

    Grow up be adults! !

    This is RIDICULOUS!

    WHY IS IT EVEN A THOUGHT TO REWARD THE ILLEGAL ENTRY INTO OUR STATE or INTO OUR COUNTRY??

    There is a right way and a wrong way – I remember when I was younger anyone that entered our country our state illegally were placed on a bus back to the border……

    That need’s to be reinstated instead rewarding them with state aid, medical help getting housing.

    GOD WHAT A JOKE OUR COUNTRY HAS BECOME AND HERE WE GO AGAIN…..

    YOU BROKE OUR LAW – WHAT CAN WE HAND YOU ON A SILVER PLATTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    My vote not that it really seems to matter anymore is a big FATA$$ NO! ! !

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