The law is expected to allow up to 1.4 million undocumented immigrants to obtain licenses.
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The California Department of Motor Vehicles is setting up new facilities to process driver’s license applications for illegal immigrants alone.
Last year, Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law a bill, AB 60, which will allow illegal immigrants to obtain the documents beginning Jan. 1, 2015.
The bill was signed along with a number of others laws seen as favorable to undocumented immigrants.
As part of the driver’s license application process, immigrants will have to acknowledge that they are undocumented. But AB 60 protects applicants from criminal prosecution.