More than 1 million illegal aliens have received driver’s licenses, the California Department of Motor Vehicles announced Wednesday.
Assembly Bill 60, authored by then-Assemblyman Luis Alejo in 2013, required California DMV offices to issue driver’s licenses to illegal aliens as long as they can prove their identity and residence within the state. The law has led to 1,001,000 illegal aliens receiving licenses as of March 31.
Twelve states plus Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico allow illegal aliens to obtain driver’s licenses.
In 2015, the first year the law took effect, approximately 605,000 illegal aliens received licenses. Fewer people applied after an initial spike, and the DMV now issues about 10,000 AB 60 licenses statewide per month.
A study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences showed no discernible impact on the total number of crashes or auto-related fatalities in the state of California after AB 60 went into effect, nullifying claims that it would make roads more safe.
Who do we have to thank for all of this? None other than Obama.
In September 2015, Obama’s Department of Homeland Security gave its blessing, allowing California to proceed.
“DHS commends California’s efforts to improve the security of its licenses and identification cards and looks forward to continuing to work with you on this matter,” a Sept. 17, 2014 letter to California Department of Motor Vehicles director Jean Shiomoto reads.
The law will automatically register people who apply for a new driver’s license or new state ID at the Department of Motor Vehicles, including illegal aliens.
‘We are very pleased that Californians will have easier access to voter registration,’ Jeremiah Levine, an attorney with Morrison Forester who represented the voting-rights groups said. ‘We are especially satisfied that changes will be made before California’s statewide and federal primary elections.’
The only way an illegal alien won’t have their information at the DMV automatically sent to the Secretary of State’s Office for registration is if they opt out.
Mr Americana, Overpasses News Desk
April 5th, 2018