More Than 1 Million Illegal Aliens Have Received California Driver’s Licenses
More than 1 million illegal aliens have received California driver’s licences, the California DMV announced Wednesday.
The corruption and lawlessness in California thanks to Democrat politicians is astounding.
The Sacramento Bee reported:
More than 1 million undocumented immigrants 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 undocumented immigrants as long as they can prove their identity and residence within the state. The law has led to 1,001,000 undocumented immigrants receiving licenses as of March 31 but doesn’t give the licensees carte blanche to drive outside of California or fly across state or federal borders.
“Immigrants are getting tested, licensed and insured and this is making our roads safer for everyone,” said Alejo, now a Monterey County supervisor, in a prepared statement. “Today, we see the law working the way it was intended to and has dramatically improved the lives of a million immigrants and their families.”
Twelve states plus Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico allow undocumented immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses. Undocumented immigrants were free to receive driver’s licenses anywhere in the U.S. until 1993, when California became the first state to restrict access and 45 others followed suit.
In 2015, the first year the law took effect, approximately 605,000 undocumented immigrants received licenses. Fewer people applied after an initial spike, and the DMV now issues about 10,000 AB 60 licenses statewide per month.
This is precisely why Democrats fiercely fight to protect and expand on Bill Clinton’s ‘motor voter act.’
Motor voter laws allow people to register to vote during a visit to the DMV with a valid driver’s license.
These laws also make it harder to purge names from voter rolls.
California just began to auto-register drivers to vote which of course will open the doors wide open to illegal aliens voting.
We cannot trust government agencies to act in good faith. Giving driver’s licenses to illegal aliens makes it that much easier for them to vote.
Fox News reported on California’s auto-register:
“You’re setting the state up for a disaster. They don’t seem to have a process in place to verify that people are who they say they are. It’s a free-for-all, a process that can be manipulated,” said Catherine Engelbrecht, founder of True the Vote, a national organization that unsuccessfully pressed Gov. Jerry Brown to veto the law allowing automatic registration.
“There are thousands and thousands of DMV workers across our huge state,” Paine told Fox News. “They’re not all trained … It’s not even that people who are ineligible want to be registered. They may not know that they have to select ‘Opt out.’”