For Immediate Release: May 10, 2014
Contact: Molly Haigh, (907) 750-1999, firstname.lastname@example.org
DMV RELEASES DRAFT REGULATIONS ON ELIGIBILITY AND REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION FOR A DRIVER’S LICENSE UNDER AB 60
Community organizations vow to fight for safety and privacy of immigrant applicants
LOS ANGELES – The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) released today draft regulations that would outline the potential process and requirements necessary for undocumented immigrants living in California to apply for driver licenses. Since October 2013, when Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 60 (Alejo) into law, the DMV has been working with experts, immigrant rights activists and community members to draft a process that is accessible for applicants but also manageable for the state. An estimated 1.4 million undocumented immigrants in California are expected to apply for licenses under this new law when it goes into effect no later than January 1, 2015.
The Drive California Coalition, comprised of a broad range of civil and immigrants’ rights organizations released the following statement: Continue reading