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California poised to grant driver's licenses to young illegal immigrants

California poised to grant driver's licenses to young illegal immigrants

By Jim Sanders
jsanders@sacbee.com
Published: Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012 - 12:00 am
Last Modified: Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012 - 9:06 am

California is on the verge of allowing hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants to receive driver's licenses for the first time in nearly two decades.

The key question is how to do it.

The issue of granting driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants has raged in the Legislature for much of the past decade, without resolution, but fighting is largely moot now due to a new federal policy.

President Barack Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals gives a select group of undocumented immigrants the right to live and work in the United States f

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