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DRIVERS LICENCES FOR UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS IN CALIFORNIA

San Francisco, October 15, 2003
By Christopher Kerosky


In some rare good news for immigrants, Governor Davis signed a law making drivers licenses available to undocumented immigrants living in California. Former California State law required that all driver's licence applicants provide a valid Social Security number and proof of legal presence in order to obtain a California Drivers Licence. The new law has eliminated the requirement of a Social Security number and proof of legal residence in order to obtain a California State Drivers Licence.

In the recent past, it was virtually impossible for anyone without a green card to obtain a permanent license. Proof of permanent status or a working visa was often required by the Social Security Administration before a social security number would be issued. Without the number, the DMV would not issue a drivers license. Now, immigrants in California can apply directly to DMV irregardless of their immigration status.

New Governor, Arnold Swarzerneger repealed the law the below article talks about, but promised to replace it with something similar. Stay tuned.

read more (pdf document)

2004

Expectations of Payback (2/2004)
The family gift (1/2004)
Poland America's most loyal ally (1/2004)
Auschwitz Survivor: Too little known about Holocaust's Christian Victims (1/2004)
Honorary Consul for government of Poland appointed (1/2004)
Legislative agenda of the Polish American Congress (1/2004)

2003

Drivers licences for undocumented immigrants in California (11/2003)
On the anniversary of The Warsaw Uprising (08/2003)
How to obtain a professional VISA (H-1B) (03/2003)

2002

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays + year end events (12/2002)
A Whistle-stop tour of Poland (12/2002)
Polish History at Loyola Marymount University in LA (12/2002)
Northern CA PAC on Poland and UE (11/2002)
Stan Kawczynski helping Polonia on AB2003 (07/2002)
California Holocaust Education Act 2003 (07/2002)
Przemowienie Moskala w Senacie RP (in polish) (06/2002)
Moskal speaks in The Polish Senate (06/2002)
PAC Committee Reacts to "Enigma" Movie (06/2002)
Divide and conquer (04/2002)
SF chronicle about Polish customs (04/2002)
Who is trying to divide Polonia? (02/2002)

1998

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