California Governor to Sign Bill Allowing Undocumented Immigrants to Obtain Driver's Licenses

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California Gov. Jerry Brown made history last week after signing AB 10 into law -- a bill allowing the state to increase its minimum wage by $2.

On Thursday, according to NBC Latino, Gov. Brown plans to sign a bill that will allow undocumented immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses.

AB 60, which was authored by Democratic Assemblyman Luis Alejo, will grant licenses to anyone who passes written and road tests, regardless of their immigration status.

"This is really a historic day for California," said Marielena Hincapie, executive director of the National Immigration Law Center. "This is really simply about driving and ultimately about being able to engage in everyday activities that every American does."

According to the Associated Press, immigration advocates have been pushing for 20 years to make this possible.

The licenses are expected to be issued starting in January 2015.

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