The DMV is prepared to examine, issue licenses and to comply with the insurance requirements for drivers under AB 60 undocumented workers
The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) announced today that California will begin the process to implement the legislation AB 60 (Alejo), the new law requires the Department to issue driver's licenses to undocumented people, formulating new regulations and preparing offices local to process new applications. The new law will be activated on 1 January 2015.
The DMV also propose a design for the license, but the design must be reviewed by the Department of Homeland Security of the United States to ensure compliance with federal law. The license given by the DMV will be similar to licenses issued today and will comply with the new law, as an example, have the "DP" abbreviation (Driving Privilege, for its acronym in English) meaning driving privilege, unlike "DL" means driver's license (Driver license, for its acronym in English). The new license explicitly prohibits discrimination based on its license. The new law also explicitly prohibits the use of the license for a criminal investigation, arrest or detention based on the immigration status of the wearer.
The DMV invites prospective applicants for driver's licenses, to prepare for the written test by studying the available on the website of the DMV in Spanish www.dmv.ca.gov "California Driver Handbook." On the same site you can find practice exams that may be useful to applicants. The "California Driver Handbook " is available in 10 languages at all DMV offices : English, Armenian, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog and Vietnamese.
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