Undocumented immigrants to get driver’s licenses in 2015

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SAN DIEGO -- Undocumented immigrants will be able to get driver’s licenses in California starting January 1.

Assembly Bill 60 signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown requires immigrants show proof of residence, pass a written, vision and driving test and have vehicle insurance.

“This is a privilege,” said Maribel Solache as she studied for her test.

Solache’s one of an estimated 1.4 million undocumented immigrants in California who will now be eligible to get a driver’s license under the new law.

But some opposing the new law, believe those living in the country illegally should not have the privilege to drive.

“Their vehicles should be impounded and if they don’t like it they can go home,” said Don Rosenberg who started a website called Unlicensedtokill.org after his son was killed by an unlicensed and undocumented immigrant back in 2010.

“It’s not political,” said Rosenberg who points to undocumented immigrants involved in hit and run crashes, to claim that those who are here illegally come from countries in which drivers are known for unsafe practices.

“I never get a ticket, I never been in an accident,” said Solache who admits to driving without a license to go to work and school.

For her getting a driver’s license means more than just being able to drive legally.

“I feel I will prove that I am not a criminal,” she said. “I consider myself an American.”

The Department of Motor Vehicles has increased personnel and some offices will be open Saturdays to process new driver’s license applications.


    • Ron

      No kidding!!! What a fcking outrage!!!! California is so fcked up!!! Fck you Jerry Brown !!! They deserve a bus ride back across the border…nothing more!

  • Mikey

    WTF is this about?! They are undocumented and should not be here, they do not pay taxes, and get to use our roadways?!!!

  • RamonaConstituent

    Who the HELL is going to pay for this? Forget the fact that this automatically legitimizes people who are here ILLEGALLY (not undocumented, dammit) to eliminate the bigotry card – where does the MONEY come from?

  • Chelsea

    Okay, I saw this and said “WOW! What a great opportunity!” Did any of you stop to think that perhaps the major of our population is here illegally? So what happens if most of the population has a driver license more people will be encouraged to buy cars! That is great for the economy. One more thing my parents who use to be undocumented paid taxes. That is right they paid taxes with and ITIN. Stop being so ungrateful, are you forgetting that undocumented people take the jobs those who are citizens don’t want? This is a great opportunity to make our roadways safer!

  • Dave Francis (@DaveFrancis8)


    I took a chance of publishing this extract article from Conservative HQ, As it has serious connotations for the future of the 91 Million Americans seeking work or underemployed concerning that my suspicion may be accurate that stealthily the Republican Establishment are lying about blocking King Obama’s illegal executive directive amnesty.

    Recently, a friend Matt Boyle of Breitbart asked Conservative HQ what we thought the prospects are for the new Congress actually taking up the fight against Obama’s unconstitutional executive amnesty. We will share our answer, but first a little background.

    We have noted ever since Speaker Boehner and soon-to-be-former Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid cut a deal to pass the 1.1 Trillion CRomnibus, and continue funding the federal government at or above Obama levels for the nine month of this fiscal year, that we were skeptical that the new Republican congressional leaders would actually fight, let alone stop, Obama’s unconstitutional attempt to grant amnesty to millions of illegal aliens.

    John McCain, Senator of Arizona as the longtime Republican senator lays the groundwork for a likely 2016 reelection bid, his political team is engaging in an antagonistic and methodical campaign to reshape the state GOP apparatus by ridding conservative firebrands, containing a Tea Party leadership and replacing them with persistent allies. Of course this happening in Arizona, but should we be suspecting that behind closed doors that the GOP is ready to support an all out war against the ONLY chance the Average American has to block the hundred billion dollar illegal alien amnesty.

    One must also wonder is a day of reckoning coming for House Speaker John Boehner for its known that very powerful people behind the scenes are demoralized by him. Trey Gowdy a very controversial lawmaker has his eye on the leadership of the house, thus removing the cowardly current direction. Sean Hannity of Fox News reputation in an email told Breitbart News.

    “The American people need bold inspiring solutions to reverse the damaging policies of the President and his party. This is not a time for half measures. It’s time for new dynamic leadership in the House of Representatives. Trey Gowdy is my choice for speaker. He has the ability to articulate and implement the changes needed to get the country on the right path. Gowdy has a plan to balance the budget, secure the borders, push for energy independence and replace Obamacare with personal healthcare savings accounts. John Boehner has snubbed and ignored conservatives for too long, as evidenced by the recent cromnibus budget deal he made with Obama, Reid and Hoyer. It’s time that he steps aside for the good of country and the conservative movement.”

    As we observed yesterday in our article “Sen. Johnson Provides Evidence Capitol Hill GOP Leaders are OK with Obama’s Amnesty” there’s plenty of evidence that the GOP establishment has no intention of fighting, let alone stopping, Obama’s amnesty.

    Revealingly left unsaid was what was in the Capitol Hill Republican half of the bargain, but Senator Johnson nowhere mentioned stopping or rolling back Obama’s unconstitutional attempt to grant amnesty to millions of illegal aliens.

    Conservative Review’s senior editor Daniel Horowitz has also been reading the trail signs and is skeptical that the new Capitol Hill Republican leadership have any commitment to fighting, let alone stopping, Obama’s unconstitutional amnesty for illegal aliens.

    In his article “5 Reasons We Can’t Wait to Fight Obama’s Amnesty” Horowitz reminds us that, “Not only do Boehner and McConnell oppose any form of defund on any issue for risk of a shutdown, on immigration they downright support Obama’s action. They all support amnesty. Boehner told his conference that he told Obama “do what you gotta do.” Valerie Jarrett said that Boehner told Obama to simply wait until after the primaries were over to enact amnesty. If you believe that Boehner will effectively fight this next year, you shouldn’t be serving in Congress…”

    Boyle laid out a scenario in which the Capitol Hill Republican leadership engages in the same kind of three part strategy they have used in the past to try to cover their tracks on other issues where they shared Obama’s goals.

    First, a deceiving pantomime vote purporting to defund or block Obama’s amnesty.

    Second, stripping the defunding from the bill in the name of passing other legislation that they know Obama will never implement and they will never act to enforce, such as enhanced border security.

    Third, rewarding their corporate paymasters in the cheap labor wing of the US Chamber of Commerce with more spending, visas for foreign “techno-coolies” and agricultural workers, and relaxing the penalties for immigration violations.

    To that scenario our response to Matt Boyle was “Looking at what the Republican Party’s Capitol Hill leaders did in the CRomnibus it’s hard for conservatives to figure out who’s worse: Obama or the GOP leaders who apparently plan to overturn the results of the 2014 midterms by allowing the president’s unconstitutional amnesty to stand and, adding insult to injury, passing the U.S. Chamber of Commerce wish list of more spending and more visas to displace American workers.”

    The new Congress will be sworn in on January 6, 2015, we urge you to call your Representative and Senators that morning to tell them to stop Obama’s unconstitutional amnesty. The Capitol Switchboard number is 1-866-220-0044, we urge you not to let up for one day in the push to stop Obama’s amnesty and what we see is the growing likelihood of a Republican leadership cave-in.

    Mark Levin didn’t mention a replacement, but offered these comments on Facebook:
    “GOP establishment is a disastrous mess. Clean them out. Time for new leaders with conservative principles.”

    “Boehner needs to go . . .”

    THE TEA PARTY needs you—America’s grassroots army—to keep going and continue the fight in Washington. YOU SHOULD WANT TO PURSUE EVERY SENATOR AND CONGRESSMAN and bomb the phone Numbers and Mailing Addresses of Members of Congress at any of the websites that offer this opportunity. Liberal, Democratic or staunch Republican sites will no let me broadcast my TEA PARTY thought and opinions, so I cannot offer you a click easy way to get to current anti-illegal websites.

    Every American is urged to pick-up the phone. US Capitol Switchboard (202) 224-3121; (the toll free number is 1- 866-220-0044) and join other conservatives who are committed to flood the phone lines on Capitol Hill with this simple message.’ IGNORE THE PEOPLE AT YOUR OWN PERIL.’ A very reliable website designed for those against illegal immigration is Americans for Legal Immigration PAC is alipac or numbersusa. The newest revolution in unbiased news is from the cable TV network is called ‘One American News Network.’ This is Real 24 hour news without political party leanings.

    I have learned that many radical Liberal Progressive Zealots that call themselves unbiased webmasters are either banning me or erasing my activity because the don’t like the truth or they are trying veil information from the public.


    You are a stupid piece of shit if you think we don’t pay taxes. We’re going to do to you what you did to the Indians rape the fuck out of you, take “Your Land” than give you some land so that you can have babies with your sister or your mom in peace. You think this is bad you fucking lazy good for nothing piece of dog shit. Wait till the New World Order kicks into full effect, your gonna be racing to cross the border into Mexico.

    “Somebody Come Over Here And Look At This..”

    • SamHouston

      Hi there, ya lil mexi-cunt! If you think you would ever be able to “rape the fuck” out of citizens of the US and “take our land”, you’re in for a rude awakening. It’ll be like one nonstop battle of San Jacinto you little cunty bitch.

      • LIFE_SUX_DIE

        The 1% loves giving people like you endless reasons on why everyone is different and why some are better than others, but you walk, talk, eat, and shit the same fucking way.
        You right we could never rape you “citizens of the U.S” your government is already doing such a good job at. Not such a “American Dream” more like a nightmare.
        Don’t forget in order to experience a dream you have to be in a calm submissive unconscious state of mind.
        I would be offended by your ignorance. But it’s not your fault, You really don’t know any better.

  • Gustavo

    “welcome to the united states of TJ” – What was your intention by writing this? Before anything collapses into a possible “cyber-fight” I hope you are as rational as I am. I understand your point of view and your opinions are acceptable, at best.

    Immigration and illegal immigrants for that matter – is part of what the United States and it has been part of it ever since the Europeans came to this land to conquer it. Killing off the Natives and anyone who stepped in their way. The “white” community took over rather quickly and since then this nation as been a country of opportunities. Since you apparently like history so much here’s a thing for you.. back in the infamous western times; having the biggest pistol was paramount, now it’s more like that pistol is better known as “knowledge”. American history shows how progressive it can be to help immigrants. In fact, when such opportunities are granted to this sector, the economy along with other things start to elevate. Just imagine the millions of immigrants who eagerly awaited for this day to come true; very much like your family awaited approval in their country.

    These people want freedom, they want to feel at ease when they drive; they don’t want to have their minds visualizing themselves being unluckily pulled over (from racial-profiling) driving without a license, why? Because MOST of these people are everyday-kind-of-people who go to work, take their kids to school, go to the store etc. These people like I said before, all they want is the liberty to drive without having to worry about the possibility of their cars being taken away and kept away for 30 days car-less and on top of that, having to pay a fee somewhere close to $2,000 dollars to get the vehicle back, but for the most part these cars are not even worth getting out anymore because with that very same money you could purchase another car that DOESN’T have any of those ‘infamous stars’ they LINKED to the vehicle’s VIN-NUMBERS after every towed… Yes people in case you did not know, local police departments thought of a strategic way to essentially revoke a vehicle after its’ third towed. After the 3rd time, owners of their vehicles, no longer have the right to get their cars back.. They go to police auctions afterwards.

    I am not against any of this because I also understand why the local authorities look to enforce their laws and policies because there are plenty of morons out there causing harm. What I do disagree on however, it’s on the fact these laws are more general; meaning that even the non-criminal people are affected by it.
    Society keeps evolving and keeps adapting to its’ new standards, in history (American) it has been shown that when opportunities are granted to a new sector in need; good things rise from the occasion… The blacks and their end to slavery, Texas becoming a state within the United States of America, women rights, the 1987 amnesty approved by Ronald Reagan, etc. etc. All these events have one thing in common.. they all have helped the country in every civic, economic and cultural way.. in a lucratively way.. both parties win.
    Now these people will no longer be “ghosts” – now they have an identity in which social responsibilities are visible and present. Now they will have to pay their car insurance, pay their DMV fees, hit&runs should dramatically reduce and assurance of capable people driving on the roads; hence their acquisition of their drivers licenses.

    Oh and “media” “fox5” CEASE calling these people ‘undocumented’

    Thank you for reading this “Mr. USAofTJ”.

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