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Undocumented immigrants have not hesitated to take advantage of a new law in California that allows them to get drivers licenses despite their legal status.
Undocumented immigrants have received the majority of new drivers licenses issued in the state in 2015, thanks to AB 60, which went into effect this year. That law allows anyone with proof of residency and passing grades on driving and written tests to obtain a license, regardless of their immigration status.
“We’re really just going to some level of common sense,” Angelica Salas, the executive director of the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles, told The New York Times. “We’ve done in-state tuition and professional licenses for more than a million people. Lives have changed significantly, and the sky has not fallen.”
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“We’ve done in-state tuition and professional licenses for more than a million people. Lives have changed significantly, and the sky has not fallen YET.”
originally posted by: beezzer
a reply to: Profusion
No hablo Inglés.
¿Podría usted por favor, puesto esto en español. Es injusto para que usted acaba de escribir en Inglés. No sea un racista tales!
originally posted by: Benevolent Heretic
a reply to: Profusion
Is there something wrong with illegal immigrants driving? The license doesn't give them the right to do ANYTHING else. It can't be used to register to vote, for example. It's a special license and not the same as a drivers license that a citizen carries.
originally posted by: mobiusmale
Once they have their driver's license, of course, it is a lot easier for them to ...
originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: introvert
Go break into many of their countries illegally and try to claim similar privileges and see how far you get.
originally posted by: ManBehindTheMask
You mean Illegal aliens?
heh its funny, illegal aliens can get a DL , I bet now the left will have no problem providing ID for voting!
originally posted by: Hefficide
In 1995 I was T-boned, in an intersection, by a Hispanic woman who was not paying attention to the road... she was looking for a payphone, saw one, and simply went - directly into my drivers side door.
As I was laying on the ground, with broken bones and a major cranial avulsion, the woman handed the responding police a drivers license and insurance card.
A minute or two later another car showed up, the woman told the cops it was her son, and they left.
A minute or two after that the police officer informed me that the DL and insurance card were both bogus. I had been the victim of a hit and run. It took me years to get my medical bills paid. The loss of my car was never compensated... and I had to sue myself, in court ( uninsured motorist ) just to get that.
Given my experience, I would LOVE if my state had a program to legally license undocumented immigrants. That way they can be held accountable for things like this.