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Policy could provide driver's licenses to undocumented Californians

10:36 AM, Aug 22, 2012   |    comments
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SACRAMENTO - Some undocumented immigrants may soon have legal access to driver's licenses in California for the first time in 20 years.

Unless Governor Jerry Brown opposes the legislation, the California DMV will provide driver's licenses to some 400,000 immigrants qualifying under President Barrack Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals initiative.

Some say providing undocumented immigrants licenses would pave the way for more people to go to work, thus contributing to the state's economy. Others argue that undocumented individuals should not have access to privileges intended for legal citizens.

The topic has raged on for more than a decade with no resolution, and despite the outcome, will likely continue to stir debate among Californians.

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