California OKs Giving Driver’s Licenses to Illegal Immigrants

CBS News, October 3, 2013

Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill Thursday adding California to the growing list of states allowing immigrants living in the country illegally to obtain driver’s licenses.

{snip} The licenses would carry a distinction on the front of the card that states the document may be used for driving, not as federal identification.

Several immigrant advocates initially raised concerns that the marker will contribute to racial profiling. The bill includes protections against discrimination.

Brown predicted that California’s endorsement of driver’s licenses for immigrants will mean more states will follow.

“This is only the first step,” he told a cheering crowd at the signing ceremony outside City Hall in Los Angeles. “When a million people without their documents drive legally and with respect in the state of California, the rest of this country will have to stand up and take notice. No longer are undocumented people in the shadows.”


Over the last two decades, immigrant advocates have pushed to get licenses restored in California. The effort took on added significance in recent years as immigrants caught driving without a license began seeing their cars impounded and wound up being screened by federal immigration authorities for deportation.

Most states don’t allow immigrants in the country illegally to obtain licenses. But a growing number, including Colorado and Oregon, have passed similar measures to issue marked licenses for driving purposes only.


State officials estimate 1.4 million drivers will apply for licenses under the law, which was supported by the state’s Police Chiefs Association and insurance authorities.

It isn’t clear whether entities like local government offices, libraries or banks will accept the license as a form of identification. {snip}


Brown has enjoyed strong support among Latino voters, whose numbers are growing in California, and appears to sense how the broader public has become more welcoming toward immigrants even as the debate over an immigration overhaul has stalled in Congress, said Jaime Regalado, emeritus professor of political science at California State University, Los Angeles.

On the steps of City Hall, scores of immigrant rights activists and state and local officials chanted “champion” in Spanish at the mention of his name. In his speech, Brown urged lawmakers in Washington to move forward on more sweeping immigration reform.


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  • Magician

    California needs the Terminator back as its governor as soon as possible. Arnold should be back.

    • Anglokraut

      He’s got too much alimony to pay to that Kennedy See-You-Next-Tuesday.

      • borogirl54

        I thought I heard that they got back together.

        • Anglokraut

          I don’t really keep up with celebrity affairs. Last I heard, she left him because he sired a half-breed with the Mexican maid.

          • me

            Just another ‘service’ undocumented Squat Monsters provide. That particular ‘maid’ won the Beaner lottery, because she will have a lot of child support coming in, PLUS an anchor baby with a very high-profile ‘conservative’.

    • Mergatroyd

      No, we don’t. He was nothing but a lefty in disguise, all full of bluster and big talk about his “hummer.” He continued the destruction of California through his policies and reduced a murderer’s sentence right before he left office because the murderer was the son of one of his political friends.

    • Greg Thomas

      No, we actually need Pete Wilson back. He supported Prop 187 that would have denied most services to illegal invading mexicans. Of course, the law never went into affect.

  • D.B. Cooper

    Wasn’t this what got Gray Davis booted out of office?

  • MerlinV


    • bigone4u

      The pic is of actor Alfonso Bedoya. IMDB says: “He appeared in many Mexican films before director John Huston offered him the role of Gold Hat in The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948). Bedoya stole the scenes in which he appeared as the smiling cutthroat and delivered the famous line about not needing any “stinking badges”. He made a number of popular films in the U.S. in the next nine years, but a drinking problem destroyed his health. He died at the age of 53.”

      Mr. Bedoya, if alive, might snarl and say, “Driver license? I don’t need no stinkin’ driver license.”

      • Bossman

        It is good to know that old Hollywood used a few real Mexican actors in the movies. Usually it was Jewish and Italian guys posing as Mexicans.

      • MikeofAges

        Occupational hazard. That’s Hollywood.

  • bigone4u

    No longer are undocumented people in the shadows.”–Governor Moonbeam
    There’s a cheap tinhorn politician for you. Always with the “living in the shadows” junk. Moonbeam should go back to dating Linda Ronstadt (a Mexican!) and eating tofu while smoking a joint. Governance is not his strong suit.

    • me

      The drug-addled Boomer Jerry Brown, posing as a competent politician, is the final nail in the coffin of Mexifornia. So long, Cally! You were nothing but a silver screen dream that was ruined by granola–a lethal mixture of fruits and nuts, with a coating of crap-brown ‘diversity’.

  • kjh64

    It is perfectly legal to drive on a Mexican or foreign driver’s license in the US. The purpose of this is to give Mexican and other illegals an American ID. Once they have a US driver’s license, then they can vote. collect benefits, get jobs etc. Sure they say people in this country illegally can’t do these things but they also say that if a person has a valid US driver’s license or ID, you can’t check their immigration status either.

    • sbuffalonative

      Exactly. A drivers license opens the door to every government service. Keep an eye on the number of licenses issued and the rise in welfare payouts which will follow.

  • borogirl54

    What is the difference? These places already accept the Mexican Consular card for identification. My question is the excuse always given is that with a license, these people will purchase insurance. I doubt it? The reason being that without a driving record, insurance is going to be expensive. My friends, keep uninsured motorist coverage on your insurance policy. You will need it.

  • WmarkW

    I actually voted for this guy for President 37 years ago.
    (Well, it would have saved us the Carter administration.)

    • Thor Bonham

      What would have been the difference ? Sheesh !!

      • Rhialto

        Gov. Moonbeams’s election to the US presidency would make a great theme for an altrnative history novel.

  • Truthseeker

    “This is only the first step,” he told a cheering crowd at the signing
    ceremony outside City Hall in Los Angeles. “When a million people
    without their documents drive legally and with respect in the state of
    California, the rest of this country will have to stand up and take
    notice. No longer are undocumented people in the shadows.”

    “Hooray! We’re laying the groundwork for being displaced and becoming outsiders in our own lands! What a glorious moment!”

    If this isn’t evidence of mental illness, I don’t know what is.

    • sbuffalonative

      The golden rule of a multiCULTural society: there shall be no standards or rules.

      Of course, without standards and rules you have a break-down of society and eventually anarchy.

      I have seen the future and it doesn’t look pretty.

    • Yale2001

      We now celebrate our loss of protection, American pride, and culture. We all know this destroys our country, only those that have nothing to lose celebrate this. Hard working/law abiding Americans and vets should be the only ones allowed to vote. That alone would change our country and keep us strong.

  • MekongDelta69

    Gov. Moonbeam should make it mandatory that all illegal aliens in Cali work in his own PERSONAL office. They could take turns shining his shoes and other important things like that.
    (But hold on to your wallet Jerry.)

    • sbuffalonative

      The ‘progressive’ liberal inhabits a world of his own Utopian fantasy. Reality doesn’t exist. The only thing he sees is what he believes.

  • Archibald_Cunningham

    …and appears to sense how the broader public has become more welcoming toward immigrants…

    Considering how the population has gone from 85% to 40% American in under 50 years, it doesn’t take a Jared Taylor to figure out why California is now “more welcoming” toward invaders.

  • joesolargenius

    I can’t wait to see the hit and run statistics for Los Angeles next year , I am sure it will go down now that these honest decent immigrants have a license and won’t be deported anymore. I wonder what moonbeam would say if someone he loved was ran over in a hit and run by one of these undocumented new democrats.

    • Bossman

      When these undocumented migrants can get drivers licenses, they will also have to pass a drivers test and also buy auto insurance which will help to make everybody safer.

      • Greg Thomas

        We would be “safer” if they were deported back to mexico!

      • QuinnTheEskimo9

        This won’t change a thing. Illegals will still drive w/o licenses, insurance or car registration or it will be fake just like the SS cards they use to steal jobs, it’s far cheaper for them that way.

  • Raised Its Ugly Head

    Stories like this only serve to make us Hate Bigger and start Spreading Faster.

    “If you aren’t Virulent yet, you don’t count.”


  • Spartacus

    If they’re here illegally, and you know who they are, why not deport the, ? Oh wait, I forgot:

    Jewish Members: Table of Contents | Senate | House of Representatives


    (11 Democrats, 2 Independents)

    Michael Bennet (D-CO)

    Richard Blumenthal (D-CT)*

    Barbara Boxer (D-CA)

    Benjamin Cardin (D-MD)

    Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)

    Al Franken (D-MN)

    Herb Kohl (D-WI)

    Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ)

    Joseph Lieberman (I-CT)

    Carl Levin (D-MI)

    Bernard Sanders (I-VT)

    Charles Schumer (D-NY)

    Ron Wyden (D-OR)


    (1 Republican, 26 Democrats)

    Gary Ackerman (D-NY)

    Shelley Berkley (D-NV)

    Howard Berman (D-CA)

    Eric Cantor (R-VA)

    David Cicilline (D-RI)*

    Stephen Cohen (D-TN)

    Susan Davis (D-CA)

    Ted Deutch (D-FL)

    Eliot Engel (D-NY)

    Bob Filner (D-CA)

    Barney Frank (D-MA)

    Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) **

    Jane Harman (D-CA)

    Steve Israel (D-NY)

    Sander Levin (D-MI)

    Nita Lowey (D-NY)

    Jerrold Nadler (D-NY)

    Jared Polis (D-CO)

    Steve Rothman (D-NJ)

    Jan Schakowsky (D-IL)

    Adam Schiff (D-CA)

    Allyson Schwartz (D-PA)

    Brad Sherman (D-CA)

    Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL)

    Henry Waxman (D-CA)

    Anthony Weiner (D-NY)^

    John Yarmuth (D-KY)

  • Anglokraut

    Gee, will Sheriff Joe be allowed to use this new ID as a reason to detain? Arizona needs to get the word out fast that this card is not valid in Arizona. Actually, all other states should do that, but we know that won’t happen.

    • ms_anthro

      This is actually brilliant. Other states should stop honoring California driver licenses, since they no longer qualify as legal identification for proven American citizens.

  • Jefferson

    Liberals are cafeteria Libertarians, meaning they choose which demographic group they believe should have civil liberties and which group should not.

    Illegal Immigrants for example should have civil liberties but legal gun own owners should not.

    They are against Stop And Frisk, but they are perfectly okay with the Obama administration wiretapping phone calls by the The Tea Party and Alex Jones for example because of their anti-Obama views.

    • Nathanwartooth

      That isn’t hypocrisy, it’s staying consistent.

      Everything they do is “screw whitey!”.

  • And a new business is born next to all the DMVs.

    One that sells one month of motor vehicle insurance, located next to the liquor store ….. of course.

    • Welcome to St. Louis, as far as that goes. All the scummy scammy insurance outfits that appeal to credit-challenged blacks plant themselves at or near the DOR offices that do license and registration in areas where enough blacks are expected to come.

  • I wouldn’t be surprised if California put in a “Illegals” lane next to the commuters “High Occupancy Vehicle” lane.

    Juan can get his drink on and fly.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    Looks like One Bill Gil finally got his way.

    Yesterday when he signed the illegal alien driver’s license bill into law, California Gov. Brown said “this affirms what it means to be American!”

    Illegal aliens will need auto insurance in order to get a drivers licenses. If they end up in court, they’ll have illegal alien attorneys and illegal alien juries — all legal in California now.

    Break the law? Lie? Use fake or stolen information to steal jobs and create an identity?

    Welcome to California!! Here’s your driver’s license!!

    Meanwhile: California Gov. Jerry Brown will soon decide whether to sign a bill that expands his state’s ‘assault weapon’ ban to cover any centerfire rifle with a detachable magazine.

    Welcome to Kalifornia — land of pro-illegal, anti-business, pro-tax, anti-White Democratic supermajority.

    • Bossman

      Nice photo editing. Who are these Mexicans?

      • QuinnTheEskimo9

        I’m sure one is George Lopez. That looks like the Taco Bell dog on top. There’s also a Mexican wrestler in the middle. The ones falling off the back are white taxpayers.

      • Bon, From the Land of Babble

        That’s either Governor Brown’s staff — or the guys that cut his lawn, I forgot which.

        The illustration is by David Dees. More of his work here:

        http://www // deesillustration // co…

  • M&S

    Convenient. Obamacare and Papered Illegals. We can’t ditch Mexic…I mean California’s medical bills because it’s a country wide fraud.
    We aren’t allowed to lock down borders which are 90% desert ‘because that would be expensive’, despite the fact Israel manages just fine and DTOs have been seen in direct company with Terrorists.
    Our southern neighbors practice everything up to and including Presidential Assassination and Mad Max Thunderdome Olympics as part of their rites of succession narco kleptocracy.
    And we can’t afford a working government at all but we can sure give out licenses to drive to people who think nothing of being intoxicated behind the wheel.
    I see this as NAU by extraordinary means.
    Anything and everything to force us to accept ‘borderless societies’ with people who are anything up to 15 points lower on the IQ scale than we are and breed like Catholic rats.
    If we don’t have our own Nation State as racial homeland by 2020, by 2100 we will not exist.

  • Yale2001

    Illegals getting legal licenses. America is finished. We had a good ride. This has more to do with them getting a voter ID, than anything. That’s right, not an American citizen but an American ID. We are now going to be just like Mexico and Sudan. The fact that our forefathers and vets kept us a safe and proud country was remarkable, but now it’s becoming meaningless.

    • Thor Bonham

      Don’t give up so easily .. I mean, at the very least fight a little, damn it ..

      • Rhialto

        It’s not a matter of giving up; it’s keep your powder dry i.e. choosing when to fight. The mess known as California shows that the collapse of the Liberal-Feminist America may only be years away. When and if that happens, White men will be able to act. Today, White men who fight back with force will only put themselves at the mercy of their enemies.

    • IstvanIN

      Mexico doesn’t give DLs and IDs to illegals.

      • Greg Thomas

        That’s because mexico believes mexico should be for mexicans.

    • Spartacus

      You have to start thinking about secession, either in the South or in the North-West, and creating an ethno-state there.

      • ms_anthro

        Secession won’t cut it without racial unity and the will to do what it takes to conquer and repel our enemies. We need a standing army of people willing to kill and be killed to escape the effects of glorious diversity. Are we there yet?

        • Spartacus

          In order to get there, you have first have to empower those who are already on board . Also, you need to stop with the elitism – NO ENEMIES ON THE WHITE ! That means you NEVER insult anybody who has the same fundamental views that we have . No more bashing skinheads, Klansmen, etc . On the contrary – you need to reach out to them, accept them, get rid of any shills the government might have infiltrated.They are the most violent elements of our race in North-America, and you won’t go far without such people .

          • ms_anthro

            Assume every pro-White activist you meet is employed by Leviathan. Triply so if they suggest acts of violence. We must use our best judgment to avoid entrapment, but I agree with you that elitism is a wedge our enemies use against us. Do “genteel racists” like Mr. Taylor, as the governmedia calls him, wish to be associated with the Aryan Brotherhood? Doubtful, but someone has to do the fighting.

          • Spartacus

            See that guy in my avatar ? Google his name (in my profile), and you’ll see why we’ll win .

          • ms_anthro

            I remember reading about him some years ago. Good choice.

          • Spartacus

            Can you recall any dark-skin equivalent ? Of course you can’t, because there are none .

      • Epiminondas

        Don’t think for a moment the feds aren’t monitoring these discussions, Spartacus. Use discretion.

        • Spartacus

          First of all – I’m not American, so it’s not like they can do anything to me (not legally, anyway). Secondly, I’ve done nothing illegal(the first amendment applies to Amren as well). Thirdly, if they have a problem with secessionists, I can send them the names of a dozen organizations who dream of “Aztlan”, and who are certainly more dangerous than some guy writing in a comment section from eastern Europe.

          And finally – I don’t care about their opinions . They are the enemy .

  • Thor Bonham

    Amazing !! ( immigrants caught driving without a license began seeing their cars
    impounded and wound up being screened by federal immigration authorities
    for deportation.)
    This is whats exactly supposed to happen .. I mean, you can’t make this crap up ..
    I know state are “:supposed” to have their own rights but, how can he do this with federal laws against it in writing ? I just don’t understand how he gets away with it ..

  • Mergatroyd

    He does this because it pays well. He is a useful idiot who’s never held a job outside of government.

  • IstvanIN

    How do so many politicians who hate their own countries get elected in White nations?

    • ms_anthro

      “Elected” is a loose term. More like “installed.”

  • Greg Thomas

    How ironic.LAPD police Chief Charlie Beck’s Special Order 7 was just defeated on the grounds it improperly attempted to supersede state laws regarding impounds. Beck went on to withdraw Special Order 7 and now, not even a month later, these traitors sign a bill allowing illegal invaders a drivers license.
    Do you need any more evidence these traitors are doing everything in their power to protect illegal invaders from deportation, as well as make life easier here for them?

  • ms_anthro

    The cars are stolen or bought on the black market. That’s why they have no problem abandoning the vehicle entirely. They can always steal a new one.

  • QuinnTheEskimo9

    Entitled to: Fire guns into the air on New Year’s, Christmas and Cinco De Mayo.

  • ViktorNN

    Some very simple question for the politicians approving of this law:

    Will this make immigrating illegally to CA more appealing to illegals or less?

    Assuming that this is an incentive to illegals to come here, then next question is whether most Americans want more illegals to come to this country?

    Last, why are you passing laws that most of us don’t want?

  • mobilebay

    Wonder how much the guv collects from the pro-illegal organizations? Follow the money!

  • me

    I’ve said it before–the California highways are going to resemble the bumper car ride at an amusement park once the Beaners all get their free licenses–with no insurance, registration, or consequences. Move while you can! Literally!

  • rowingfool

    And another thing the illegal immigrant is “Entitled to” is to Break Empty Liquor Bottles in the Street. As a former avid bicyclist (I know, I know, that makes me a Beta Male) but anyway, one thing cyclists are aware of is broken glass. One can, with 100% reliably, tell exactly where Mexican neighborhoods begin and end in any city just by the broken glass littered in the gutters of the streets. The sound of shattering glass must be music to a drunken Mexican’s ear. Apparently it never occurs to them that tomorrow, they or their children will flatten a tire from driving or cycling on the road they littered today. “Forethought?, We don’t need no stinkin forethought…”

  • T_Losan

    what the hell is “federal identification”?

  • Mark Hillyard

    It’s interesting that Jerry Brown was a student of the Jesuits. Over the years they have been ejected from several countries because they caused so much trouble. I’m a Californian and I’ve never voted for Brown because I knew he was a nut case even when I was a young kid. At the moment I’m not sure how far into the Jesuit Priesthood Brown got but anything that comes from that bunch is not good.

    I just took this from Wikipedia because I know some about the Society and this is the kind of thing they’ve always been up to. “By the mid-18th century, the Society had acquired a reputation in Europe for political maneuvering and economic exploitation. The Jesuits were regarded by their opponents as greedy plotters, prone to meddle in state affairs through their close ties with influential members of the royal court in order to further the special interests of their order and the Papacy.”

    They were more like storm troopers for the Vatican and they are the main reason so many Christians are still confused by their false teachings which were invented to defend the Vatican. That’s another and long story.

  • Sloppo

    I wonder how long people will be able to get a drivers license in California without Mexican citizenship.


    “Governor says, ‘This is only the first step.’”

    He was right. Yesterday [Oct. 8], the news stated that CA now allows illegal immigrants to practice law.