California, home to the nation’s largest immigrant population, would become the 11th state to grant immigrants who are in the country illegally the right to a driver’s license under a bill that passed the Legislature late Thursday and that Gov. Jerry Brown supports.
The state Assembly approved the bill on a 55-19 vote late in the evening, hours after the Senate passed it on a 28-8 vote. The Democratic governor issued a statement indicating he would sign it into law.
- Legislature OK’s driver’s licenses for immigrants (boston.com)
- Undocumented immigrants to receive driver licenses in CA (syndicatednewsservices.com)
- Driver’s Licenses For Undocumented Immigrants Finally Happening (laist.com)
- California Legislature Passes Bill Allowing Undocumented Immigrants to be Eligible for Driver’s Licenses, Four Major Immigration-Related Bills Await Governor Brown’s Signature (lawprofessors.typepad.com)