Giving driver licenses to illegal immigrants is insane

We just learned that over 600,000 driver licenses were issued to illegal immigrants in California: The law known as AB60 took effect on January 2, 2015. The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) expects a total of about 1.4 million people will get their license under the law by late 2017. Governor Jerry Brown, a Democrat, signed the law in October 2013 to give a legal document to the 2.5 million undocumented immigrants in California alone -- most from Latin America and particularly neighboring Mexico. California officials believe the program -- which does not give license holders any US federal benefits -- does make roads in the most populous US state safer, several state sources said. It does not allow license holders, for example, the right to fly on airplanes inside the United States, nor does it give anyone legal residency status, the right to work or to seek a US passport. But among the upsides are that California drivers with the document can drive...(Read Full Post)