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Assembly Bill 60: Driver’s Licenses

posted Dec 21, 2014, 8:20 PM by Fresno BHC   [ updated Dec 22, 2014, 9:11 AM ]

Up until 1994 all immigrants had access to a driver’s license in California, regardless of immigration status.  They were able to get get to work, drive their children to school, and run everyday errands without the fear of being pulled over.

After having the ability to apply for licenses revoked, they were left without any other option but to go on with their daily lives and drive without a license. Unfortunately, doing so has resulted in tickets, vehicle impoundments, arrests, and even deportations.

For those and many other reasons, immigrants and their allies spent the past two decades organizing and fighting to restore access to licenses. The result of this mobilization was the passage of Assembly Bill 60, The Safe and Responsible Driver Act (AB 60) in 2013.

Under this new law, any eligible California resident will be able to apply for a driver’s license, regardless of immigration status, beginning January 1, 2015!

An AB 60 license will have a visible distinguishing feature and cannot be used for certain federal purposes, such as to enter restricted areas of federal facilities.

Fresno BHC,
Dec 22, 2014, 9:08 AM
Fresno BHC,
Dec 22, 2014, 9:09 AM