“But more importantly, the proliferation of such laws has made it safer for undocumented immigrants to live their lives openly. Without fear. Take AB 60 — the law that allows undocumented immigrants to get a California driver’s license. ?xml:namespace prefix = “o” ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office” /
Since it went into effect on Jan. 2, more than 1 million applicants have applied for licenses, according to DMV data. And 268,000 licenses have been issued under the law so far. Many of those applicants have been aided by a support network of classes and seminars in places like Los Angeles, Pomona and San Bernardino.
… “These voices have now been heard. I think this is a modern civil rights movement, that it’s going to be very hard to put the genie back in the bottle,” he said.
Jose Zapata Calderon