Governor Brown says, “While Washington waffles on immigration, California’s forging ahead." He has signed 8 new bills to make life easier for the undocumented. One new perk: driver’s licenses. But what about fraud? How will they identify themselves and prove residency? Will their licenses comply with federal law? Will there be an impact on the cost of auto insurance? Plus, we hear a story of an unusual entertainer from Pershing Square in downtown Los Angeles who wants to get behind the camera.
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Immigrants’ rights activists are showering praise on Governor Brown for 8 new laws he signed into effect this weekend, including the Trust Act. It prohibits local law enforcement from placing 48 hour holds on undocumented immigrants when they’re been picked up for minor offenses.
Last Thursday at LA City Hall, the Governor ended a longstanding battle by signing another bill making undocumented immigrants eligible for drivers’ licenses. That’s likely to mean a lot of new business for the Department of Motor Vehicles.
Patrick McGreevy, Los Angeles Times (@mcgreevy99)
Armando Botello, California Department of Motor Vehicles (@CA_DMV)
Pete Moraga, Insurance Information Network of California (@pmoraga)
Melissa Keaney, National Immigration Law Center (@NILC_org)
Lots of entertainers want to get behind the camera, but KCRW’s Lisa Napoli found one who’s different from all the rest.