Cali Gives Undocumented Immigrants Licenses

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA - SEPTEMBER 25: California Gov. Jerry Brown looks on during a news conference at Google headquarters on September 25, 2012 in Mountain View, California. California Gov. Jerry Brown signed State Senate Bill 1298 that allows driverless cars to operate on public roads for testing purposes. The bill also calls for the Department of Motor Vehicles to adopt regulations that govern licensing, bonding, testing and operation of the driverless vehicles before January 2015. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill on Sunday that will permit undocumented immigrants to obtain drivers’ licenses in the Golden State. The legislation allows the California DMV to issue licenses to illegal immigrants eligible for work permits under a new Obama administration policy that doesn’t seek to deport undocumented students who live and work in the U.S. Those looking to obtain a license will need to provide to the DMV whatever document the federal government eventually gives to participants in the program as proof of residence.