Fifty-seven thousand undocumented Californians obtained driver licenses from January 2 through 30, the first month since a new law took effect requiring the DMV to issue licenses to undocumented applicants.
That means each applicant provided proof of identity and residency, and passed both the DMV’s written rules-of-the-road test and its behind-the-wheel exam.
The data also show the DMV administered 415,000 of those tests to undocumented Californians in January – meaning applicants failed far more tests than they passed.
CapRadio provides a trusted source of news because of you. As a nonprofit organization, donations from people like you sustain the journalism that allows us to discover stories that are important to our audience. If you believe in what we do and support our mission, please donate today.