AB2189 by Assemblyman Gil Cedillo, D-Los Angeles, will let the Department of Motor Vehicles issue licenses to undocumented immigrants eligible for work permits under a new Obama administration policy. The bill requires the department to accept as proof of legal residence whatever document the federal government provides to participants in its deferred action program.
Cedillo said his bill will make roads safer while letting
young immigrants drive to school and to work. His reasoning drew support
from several Republican lawmakers, while other Republicans argued the
state should leave immigration issues to the federal government.