Skip to comments.California’s new license process has kinks but working
Posted on 02/01/2015 6:41:56 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
A month after the rollout of Californias massive effort to issue drivers licenses to 1.5 million undocumented immigrants, the process is working overall in Los Angeles and the Inland Empire. Still, many applicants report a mixed bag of experiences.
Local advocacy groups are scrambling to address overflowing drivers license preparation classes. Some test-takers are showing up at the Department of Motor Vehicles without studying, and some tech-phobes fear the touch-screen test format that allows four minutes for each question.
Language kinks were being untangled last week for Mixteco speakers after confusion over whether translators could assist during the written and driving exam.
Demand for the licenses has been high, with applicants filling offices from Culver City to the IE. In the San Fernando Valley, a new DMV office opened in Granada Hills to accommodate the flood of applicants.
A month into the process, the DMV has issued 39,000 licenses.
The majority of people in California without documentation are Latino, many of whom speak Spanish or native languages.
Last week, advocates for indigenous language speakers in Mexico were chasing down answers from the DMV because Mixteco speakers were being told they could not use translators to take the written driving exam.
They said for now, they dont know how to do it, said Juvenal Solano in Spanish, organizer of the advocacy group Mixteco Indigenous Community Organizing Project based in Ventura County, where there is a large indigenous population. DMV officials had told his group Mixteco speakers needed to compose 5 percent of all DMV applicants to have a test provided in Mixteco.
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One never knows when additional licenses will come in handy. How many of them can I get?
This is ridiculous. CA is drowning under all of the entitlement spending, and liberals want to make it even easier to get freebies.
It makes me wonder if there are short-circuits in liberal brains that prevent them from even being able to see the consequences of their policies.
I have to renew my license and have already had to put up with 2 network outages and now I have to compete with non-citizens.
Yet the GOP is completely involved (along with democrats) in sending American jobs to China.
There have been millions of formerly American jobs, which are now done there.
The GOP isn’t as big a problem, but they aren’t protecting American jobs either.
Democrats motor voter law = free votes
If you like yer license...
How many Barry Obamas and Jerry Browns did they get so far ? LOL
Some kinks, but working out, kinda like Obamacare.
What a shock; California is kinky.
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