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California Grants Driver’s Licenses To Immigrants Living In US Illegally

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed into a law a bill that will allow immigrants living in the United States illegally to get driver's licenses.

Aired 10/3/13 on KPBS News.

The governor signed a bill that will make the state the tenth in the nation, plus D.C., to grant drivers licenses to immigrants living in the U.S. illegally.

AB 60 makes California the 10th state plus D.C. to grant driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants.

The bill's supporters say licensing undocumented immigrants will make roads safer and put an end to police stops that often result in the confiscation of immigrants' cars or even deportation.

The bill's detractors include conservatives, but also some immigrant advocates angry that the licenses for undocumented immigrants will feature marks that distinguish them from regular licenses.

They fear that will expose immigrants to profiling by law enforcement.

Advocates are now calling on the governor to sign the TRUST Act, a bill passed by the legislature that would limit the ability of local law enforcement agencies to cooperate with federal immigration officials.

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Avatar for user 'progressivebuthey'

progressivebuthey | October 3, 2013 at 3 p.m. ― 11 months, 2 weeks ago

the non-latino "progressives" who support latino causes are cutting their own throats and limiting their own children's future as latinos don't care about anything but latino issues and only care about latino-ize America and changing American laws in their favor. period.

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Avatar for user 'Peking_Duck_SD'

Peking_Duck_SD | October 3, 2013 at 4:53 p.m. ― 11 months, 2 weeks ago

regressivebuthey, your comments are over-generalizing and absurd.

By saying all Latinos only care about Latino causes is also implying all
Whites only care about Caucasian causes.

That's preposterous.

If these people are already here, I prefer they work instead of collecting government benefits that your right wingers are always berading.

And, in order to work you need to ........

DRIVE!!

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