Over 1 million written & driving tests administered to illegal aliens in CA since January- Only 217,000 licenses issued
By Martin Hill
April 14, 2015


California DMV's latest statistics reveal that just under 21% of applicants were successful in acquiring their AB 60 driver license. The program, which began January 2, 2015, allows non citizens to get licenses in the state.

An April 8 press release stated that the total number of AB 60 driver licenses issued since January 2, 2015 is 217,000

The approximate number who visited an office since January 2, 2015 was 943,000. The DMV notes "This figure is not the number of unique applicants to the DMV, but rather the total number of visits. One individual applicant could make multiple visits to the DMV during their application process (e.g., starting an application, taking an exam, or completing other transactions)."

The approximate number of exams (written and behind-the-wheel) administered since January 2, 2015 was 1,037,000. The DMV notes "A license is not issued until the applicant proves identity and residency with qualifying documents or through secondary review, passes a written knowledge exam, and completes a behind-the-wheel drive exam."

The DMV issues weekly updates on the progress of AB 60. The approximate number of AB 60 driver licenses issued for the week of March 28, 2015 to April 3, 2015 was 14,000. For that same week, approximately 43,000 AB 60 applicants visited a DMV office and there were 44,000 written and behind-the-wheel AB 60 driver license exams administered. Nearly 32% of applicants were successful.

In March, the agency issued a notice stating that they are loosening some of the requirements and will now accept more foreign documents as proof of identity. DMV Director Jean Shiomoto said "These proposed regulatory changes are designed to further advance the application process."

"Until these proposed changes become finalized by the Office of Administrative Law - which is expected to occur in June 2015 - the current application process stays the same, and all driver license applicants will continue to apply under the existing requirements.
DMV currently processes AB 60 applicants according to emergency regulations that went into effect on January 1, 2015. Under state law, the Department must complete the rule making process, and provide the opportunity for public comment on the proposed changes. Some of the key proposed improvements include:
- Accepting California residency documents that are issued by any government within the U.S., not just the federal government;
- Adding consular cards from Colombia and Ecuador, identification cards from Ecuador, and passports from Tonga, Sri Lanka, and Republic of Korea to the list of acceptable foreign documents for proving identity;
- Clarifying that the California residency documents must match the address listed on the driver license application.
The DMV also proposes to eliminate the option of presenting birth certificates in conjunction with various other documents to prove identity without going to secondary review. This change is proposed to reduce need for document translation, simplify the application process and reduce delays. Applicants will continue to be able to use foreign birth certificates to prove identity during the secondary review process.

A March 2015 overview listed the Pass/Fail Rates for DMV written and driving tests:

  • 48% Statewide written knowledge exam passage rate for all applicants for a new driver license
    DMV administered 411,000 written knowledge tests. This includes AB 60 applicants.
    For comparison, 47% of applicants passed the written knowledge test in 2014.
  • 72% Statewide drive test passage rate for all applicants for a new driver license
    DMV administered 163,000 drive tests. This includes AB 60 applicants.
    For comparison, 61% of applicants passed the drive test in 2014.

    The state notes that "The DMV has a helpful AB 60 information webpage, http://ab60.dmv.ca.gov, containing a complete list of acceptable documents that can be used to verify identity and residency, a copy of the driver handbook, sample knowledge tests, appointment information, and other relevant materials."


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