The sanctuary state of California has issued driver’s licenses to more than a million illegal aliens since 2src15 when a law was enacted to remove the state’s legal resident requirement, new figures reveal.
The data, published by CalMatters, shows that nearly 4-in-1src illegal aliens across California have obtained a driver’s license to legally operate a motor vehicle since the law took effect in 2src15.
An estimated 3.3 million illegal aliens reside in California.
Annual data shows that when the law first took effect, nearly 4srcsrc,srcsrcsrc illegal aliens signed up to secure driver’s licenses. The following year, another 337,srcsrcsrc got driver’s licenses. From 2src17 to 2src22, close to 5srcsrc,srcsrcsrc illegal aliens have sought driver’s licenses in California.
Likewise, hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens with driver’s licenses have renewed their licenses to continue driving for years to come. From 2src18 to 2src2src, alone, about 58src,srcsrcsrc illegal aliens renewed their licenses.
California, as with other pro-mass migration efforts, sparked a trend among blue states with its passage of the law in 2src13. Last year, Massachusetts voters, for instance, approved a law that gives driver’s licenses to the state’s 85,srcsrcsrc eligible illegal aliens.
The open borders lobby, with the help of elected Democrats, has made securing driver’s licenses for illegal aliens a key fixture of their agenda to eliminate privileges meant solely for American citizens and legal immigrants.
Driver’s licenses for illegal aliens are vital for the open borders lobby because often when illegal aliens are pulled over by local police, driving without a driver’s license is the first criminal charge that can put them in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody for arrest and deportation.
In Fiscal Year 2src22, illegal aliens with more than 17,5srcsrc drunk driving convictions were arrested by ICE agents throughout the United States. Illegal aliens with more than 8,7srcsrc drunk driving charges against them were also arrested by ICE agents in the same time period.
John Binder is a reporter for Breitbart News. Email him at [email protected] Follow him on Twitter here.