Arizona Sheriff: Driver’s Licenses For Immigrants ‘Has Now Become A Right’


CBS Sacramento

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (CBS Sacramento/AP) — California received nearly a half-million applications for driver’s licenses from immigrants in the country illegally in the three months since a new law took effect.

Department of Motor Vehicles Director Jean Shiomoto said in a statement that the figure shows far higher demand than the DMV expected. She said the agency thought it would take twice as long to get so many applications.

Pinal County, Arizona, Sheriff Paul Babeu told Fox News on Monday that law enforcement across the country are worried about immigrants receiving driver’s licenses.

“[A]s a way to incentivize all these illegals to come and apply for this driver’s license, and they expect over 90 percent of all the illegals to do this, is they ease their fears saying they will not share any of the data, any of the personal information about the person coming forward with any other government agency…

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