Undocumented Immigrants Get Driver's Licenses in 2015

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 (Marcus Teply/KQED)

A projected 1.4 million undocumented immigrants in California are expected to apply for new driver's licenses under a new law coming into effect Jan. 2. Advocates say this will make the roads safer, while critics say it provides a new incentive for immigrants to enter the country illegally. The Department of Motor Vehicles has been gearing up for the influx of new applicants.


Reshma Shamasunder, executive director of the California Immigrant Policy Center

Ira Mehlman, media director at the Federation for American Immigration Reform

Jessica Gonzalez, spokesperson for the Department of Motor Vehicles