driver's license

4:35pm

Wed January 14, 2015
Immigration

New law gives undocumented Californians a chance to apply for driver’s licenses

People wait for their numbers to be called inside the San Jose Driver's License Processing Center
Angela Johnston

 


Rosa Santos is leaning over a pile of forms and documents in the corner of the San Jose’s new DMV. I meet her along with her friend. They’re both applying for their licenses for the first time through AB 60.

Santos came prepared today. She studied for hours, pouring over YouTube tutorials and sample driver's tests. As she waits in line, she riffles through the documents she needs -  a Mexican ID, a piece of mail to confirm her address, and $33 for the processing fee.

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From our partners at Youth Radio.
Source: Youthradio · Via: Anonymous
Editor's Note: California Governor Jerry Brown recently signed into law a bill (AB60) that will allow undocumented immigrants to have driver's licenses, making it potentially safer for those immigrants to drive without fear of deportation. The author of this piece wished to keep their identity and that of their family members anonymous, so aliases were used.