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Gov. Brown to sign bill giving immigrants licenses


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LOS ANGELES >> Gov. Jerry Brown is expected to sign a bill adding California to a growing list of states that grant driver licenses to immigrants in the country illegally.

Brown is scheduled to sign the legislation at a ceremony in Los Angeles Thursday morning.

Immigrant advocates have long lobbied for the change in California so immigrants in the country illegally can drive without fearing being pulled over for a ticket, which could wind up getting them deported.

The new licenses will not be considered valid federal identification and will be marked differently from other licenses.

The licenses are expected to be issued starting Jan. 1, 2015.






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Skyler wrote:
Seriously?
on October 2,2013 | 06:47PM
thanks4reading wrote:
The serious issue is uninsured motorists. The undocumented alien is going to drive. But with the license, s/he can get auto insurance. This protects other drivers and cuts California's medical costs. I understand that this "rewards" illegal conduct. But the license is more for the benefit of others than the alien. Thanks4reading the article and posting your position, which is likely shared by a lot of people.
on October 2,2013 | 07:33PM
sailfish1 wrote:
They actually think that illegals are going to get a driver's license which marks them as "illegal" and puts them in a database of "illegal aliens"?
on October 2,2013 | 07:58PM
SteveToo wrote:
Why not? That way they will be able to vote. What a joke. I'd put them all on a plane w/a parachute and a quick lesson on how they work.
on October 2,2013 | 08:10PM
sumoroach wrote:
Stop taking all ID's from states that give illegals driver license. Make them illegal in the State of Hawaii. They broke a federal law, which the POTUS fails to enforce. POTUS Fails to uphold the laws of the land and only chooses which one to enforce.
on October 2,2013 | 08:43PM
eoe wrote:
Oh noes! The end of life as we know it.
on October 2,2013 | 08:45PM
Uncleart66 wrote:
Who cares.?...the USA is gone.
on October 2,2013 | 11:06PM
peanutgallery wrote:
It's what Democrats do.
on October 3,2013 | 03:14AM
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