California Has Given More Than One Million Driver's Licenses to Illegal Aliens
Chris Reeves / Townhall Tipsheet
This was made possible all the way back in 2013 when the California Assembly passed AB 60, also known as the “Safe and Responsible Drivers Act.” Upon going into effect in 2015, the law required California DMV offices to issue driver’s licenses to people who are “unable to submit satisfactory proof of legal presence in the United States” as long as they can “provide satisfactory proof of identity and California residency” instead.
At the time of its passage, the law’s supporters openly touted the bill as being intended to benefit illegal immigrants (without calling them as such, of course). As just one example, the pro-illegal immigration activist group “DriveCA” praised the bill for removing illegal aliens’ fear of being arrested and deported for driving without a license:
Up until 1994 all immigrants had access to a driver’s license in California, regardless of immigration status. They were able to get to work, drive their children to school, and run everyday errands without the fear of being pulled over.