According to newly released statistics, the so-called sanctuary state of California has given driver’s licenses to over one million illegal aliens since 2015, when the legislation was passed to remove the requirement that a person be a legal resident of the state.
Since the legislation was enacted in 2015, roughly four out of ten illegal aliens across the state of California have received a driver’s license in order to lawfully operate a motor vehicle, according to the data that was released by CalMatters.
An estimated 3.3 million illegal aliens are living in California.
According to the statistics collected annually, just under 400,000 illegal immigrants applied for permits to drive after the law was initially put into place. The subsequent year saw the issuance of an additional 337,000 driver’s licenses. Nearly 500,000 illegal immigrants applied for driver’s licenses in California between 2017 and 2022.
Hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens holding driver’s licenses have renewed their driver licenses in order to continue driving. Just between 2018 and 2020, there were around 580,000 illegal immigrants who renewed their licenses.
With the passing of the bill in 2013, California, like other pro-mass migration states, started a trend among blue states. Voters in the state of Massachusetts, for example, decided to pass a law that grants driver’s licenses to the state’s 85,000 illegal aliens who meet the requirements of the statute.
The advocacy group for open borders, with the assistance of Democrats who have been elected to office, has made obtaining driver’s licenses for illegal aliens a vital component of their plan to do away with privileges that are intended to be exclusive to legal immigrants and American citizens.
Driver’s licenses for illegal aliens are essential for the open borders lobby. This is due to the fact that driving without a driver’s license is frequently the first criminal charge that illegal aliens face after being pulled over by local police. This is the charge that can put illegal aliens in the custody of ICE, where they can be arrested and deported.
ICE authorities arrested illegal aliens with over 17,500 drunk driving convictions across the US in Fiscal Year 2022.