Friday, January 2, 2015

Driver's licenses available for undocumented immigrants in California, DUI lawyers announce.


2015 means new laws take effect, including one that makes driver's licenses available for undocumented immigrants, say California DUI attorneys.

Starting Friday, January 2nd, California DMV offices will begin issuing driver's licenses to people in the country illegally. 

Under AB 60, applicants must prove who they are, that they live in California and pass the driving tests. A new law will also provide access to auto insurance.

DMV officials say they expect about 1.4 million undocumented immigrants to apply for a driver's license in the first three years.

Other California laws taking effect in 2015:

  • Undocumented immigrants or students who overstayed their visas will have access to the same loan opportunities as other students at the Cal State University and University of California systems.

  • New California law will help children who arrived illegally without their parents by providing $3 million in legal aid to help the children as they go through the legal system.