LOS ANGELES (CBS-Riverside) – According to a new report, the number of undocumented drivers in California could hit one million by the end of 2017.
According to The Sacramento Bee, The Department of Motor Vehicles reports that through June about 905,000 driver’s licenses had been issued as part of the passage of Assembly Bill 60. It states in the bill that any applicants who are able to submit satisfactory proof of identity and residency in California will be issued an original driver license by officials.
CBS Los Angeles reports that in 2015 when AB 60 took effect, there were an estimated 50,000 people living illegally in California who signed up to get a license, and by April of 2015, the number expanded to about half a million.
The Bee reported that according to the DMV, there’s been a slowdown of people wanting a license, with about 11,000 licenses under AB 60 issued last month, that’s reportedly the lowest number since the program began.