By Jackson Kincaid
California is once doing all it can to ensure illegal aliens feel welcome- including handing over privileges historically reserved for citizens and legal immigrants.
In 2015, sanctuary state California passed a law allowing illegal aliens to obtain a legal driver's license. The first year this law was in effect saw a staggering 400,000 sign up for driver’s licenses. Current reports show that over 1.2 million California driver’s licenses have been issued to illegal aliens since 2015. With an additional 822,000 renewed.
Now, 4 out of 10 illegal aliens have a valid driver’s license.
Driver’s licenses for illegal aliens are vital for the open borders, lobbyists say, because often when illegal aliens are pulled over by local police, driving without a driver’s license is the first criminal charge that can put them in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody for arrest and deportation.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom took this law another step further in September 2022, when he made it legal to obtain a non-driver's government identification card.
An estimated 3.3 million illegal aliens reside in California.
"We’re a state of refuge – a majority-minority state, where 27 percent of us are immigrants," – Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-CA)