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Rules proposed for immigrant driver's license

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — California has proposed rules for what documents immigrants in the country illegally will need to present to get a driver's license.

The state's Department of Motor Vehicles on Friday proposed using foreign government-issued identification like passports or consular cards or to have immigrants go through an interview process and use marriage, divorce or other documents to prove their identity.

The department says the state would be the first to offer a secondary review process for immigrants.

Two public hearings on the proposed rules will be held in June.

California will start issuing the new licenses by January 2015. The state was recently dealt a blow when federal Homeland Security officials rejected the proposed design of the license, saying it didn't meet national identification standards.
   

 

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