Fate of California License Bill Uncertain, Still Time to Contact Gov. Brown
"California legislators this month approved a bill that would allow an estimated 450,000 eligible young immigrants in the state to use the federal work permits at the Department of Motor Vehicles as proof of lawful presence in the country. The bill is now headed to the governor," the Las Vegas Review Journal says.
"'We're already paying for the costs of illegal immigration. Why should we pay for additional benefits?' said Bob Dane, spokesman with the Federation for American Immigration Reform in Washington. 'The driver's license is a breeder document which opens up a full spectrum of rights and privileges" such as access to banking accounts, credit cards and mortgages."