Posted on January 2, 2015

Drivers’ Licenses Open for Illegal Aliens in CA

Adelle Nazarian, Breitbart, January 2, 2015

A 2013 law that allows undocumented immigrants to attain driver’s licenses will go into effect on Friday, marking the first time in 20 years that individuals who are living in California illegally will be permitted to apply for one. {snip}

The DMV expects 1.4 million illegal immigrants to apply for licenses over the course of the next three years, according to local public radio station KQED. The licenses will not look the same as ordinary driver’s licenses. Republicans are credited with pushing for that distinction, which is included in a bill (AB 60) that Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law in September of 2013. The front of the licenses will reportedly say “Federal Limits Apply” and the back will read “This card is not acceptable for official federal purposes,” notes KQED.


Four new DMVs have been temporarily set up specifically for the processing of the 1.4 million new immigrant licenses. KQED notes that they are located in Granada Hills, Lompoc, Stanton and San Jose. The new real estate and personnel are reportedly projected to cost $141 million over the course of three years.