Calif. DMV holds public hearing on proposed driver's licenses for immigants

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - A California Department of Motor Vehicles hearing is underway in Los Angeles to take public comment on proposed rules by which immigrants in the country illegally may obtain driver's licenses.

About 100 people are attending Tuesday's hearing looking into issues such as what types of documentation will be required for an application.

Speakers have urged the DMV to consider providing translators for non-English-speaking applicants and coordinating with consulates to ensure that immigrants who live outside major cities can obtain documents.

One speaker expressed concern about security risks of using a document like a Mexican consular card to verify identity.

The state expects 1.4 million people to apply in the first three years.

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