More than 1 million driver's licenses issued to undocumented immigrants in California

Date Posted: 04/09/2018

Categories: News, Traffic Tickets, California Highway Patrol, California DMV, California Office of Traffic Safety, California Drivers

FRESNO, CA (KSEE) - For Maria,  AB 60 has meant a sense of freedom.

"It has helped me a lot because before I had a license I would get a lot of tickets and they would take my car away," said Maria. 

Maria is one of the more than one million undocumented individuals who benefit from the 2015 AB 60 law.

A law that allows those living in the U.S illegally to get a drivers license.

Eleazar Valdez an immigration advocate in the Valley said AB 60  has given immigrants the confidence they need on the road.

"People can drive to work without having to worry about getting stopped by the police and not having an id card," said Valdez. 

According to a study by Stanford Immigration Policy Lab, the law has resulted in a reduction in hit and runs in counties statewide, Fresno being one of them. 

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