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Tell the DMV -- make sure all immigrants can apply for driver's licenses!

Last fall, California made history when the state legislature passed and the Governor signed AB 60 into law, granting driver’s licenses to all residents regardless of immigration status.

But right now, the DMV is working fast to develop regulations that will determine exactly how the application process will work.

Considerations include how the DMV will ask applicants about their immigration status and what documents will be accepted in the application.

We fought for a law that made sure that licenses would be accessible to all the 1.4 million undocumented immigrants who stand to benefit from qualifying for a driver's license!

Tell the DMV to make sure that all immigrants are able to apply for an AB 60 driver’s license in California!

The Message

What we'll deliver to the DMV:

Director Goo,

I appreciate the DMV’s efforts to hear from community members as your agency works to implement AB 60. To promote application rates, I strongly urge the DMV not require individuals to attest to residing in the U.S. without lawful status which may prevent many from applying.

I also urge your agency to accept a wide variety of documents that are readily accessible for all applicants—children’s school, medical, and church records; Consular IDs; identification cards issued by community-based groups; among other documents—in order to verify their identity and residency. I also ask your agency to reaffirm privacy and anti-discrimination protections for applicants and implement an accountability mechanism to address cases of discrimination.

To make sure undocumented immigrants are not treated unfairly, I also urge the DMV to minimize any physical differences of the new licenses, as outlined in the AB 60 legislation. I also urge for the application to accommodate the variety of languages that our community speaks.

I know your agency is committed to a smooth and fair process for all eligible applicants – this will help us get there.


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