According to the California Department of Motor Vehicles, over one million illegal immigrants living in California have obtained a driver’s license, reports The Daily Signal.
The California Department of Motor Vehicles announced that 1,001,000 illegal immigrants have received their driver’s licenses as of March 31, The Sacramento Bee reported. It’s no surprise that the Sanctuary state is now allowing illegal aliens to be able to operate a vehicle and then possibly cause harm to others in the process since the state of California clearly doesn’t care about its actual legal citizens.
Illegal immigrants have been legally allowed to receive driver’s licenses in the state after Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 60 into law in Jan. 1, 2015. The Safe and Responsible Drivers Act made California the 10th state in the U.S. to allow illegal immigrants to obtain a driver’s license.
Over 900,000 illegal immigrants were given driver’s licenses as of June 2017, only two years after the bill was signed. The bill only requires proof of identity and residency, not immigration status, in order to receive a license to drive a car.
The licenses reportedly are only valid in the state of California and have distinct features on the identification that show it is only valid within the state.
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, reports The Sacramento Bee.
Once President Trump is allowed to enact the immigration reforms he wants, this many illegal immigrants wouldn’t be allowed to take part in a privilege which should only be allowed if you’re a legal citizen of the United States.