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Undocumented Immigrants Swamp DMV Offices; Many Are Failing Written Test

A week into the new California law allowing undocumented immigrants to get driver licenses, Bay Area Department of Motor Vehicle offices have been swamped with new applicants, while many are being turned away after initially failing the written test.

01/09/2015

Dozens of undocumented immigrants applying for AB60 driver's licenses at San Jose DMV on January 2, 2015. (Matt Bigler/CBS)

Undocumented Immigrants In San Jose Begin Seeking Driver’s Licenses Under New AB 60 Law

Several dozen people stood outside in line before dawn at the Department of Motor Vehicles office in San Jose, as California began taking driver’s license applications from illegal immigrants.

01/02/2015

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Silicon Valley’s Hi-Tech Industry Underwhelmed With Pres. Obama’s Immigration Reform

President Obama’s immigration announcement on Thursday fell failed to impress the technology interests in Silicon Valley as there were no assurances for an increase in hi-tech visas.

11/21/2014

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Pres. Obama’s Executive Order On Immigration Will Impact Bay Area’s Diverse Population

After President Obama makes his announcement on immigration reform tonight, he will sign the executive order into law at a ceremony in Las Vegas on Friday that will shield about 5 million undocumented immigrants from deportation. KCBS talks with law professor Bill Hing to discuss its impact on the Bay Area and beyond.

11/20/2014

A car arrives at the State of California Department of Motor Vehicles (Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)

California DMV Expanding Hours To Meet Demand For Immigrants Seeking Driver’s Licenses

California’s Department of Motor Vehicles is expanding office hours as it prepares to issue an expected 1.4 million licenses to people in the country illegally.

11/12/2014

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California Lawmakers Target Immigrant Driver’s License Scams

Legislation sent to the governor’s desk Tuesday intends to crack down on people who try to make immigrants pay unnecessary fees for driver’s licenses.

08/19/2014

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Monterey County Tow Company Owner Testifies He Conspired With Police Chief To Seize From Cars Unlicensed Latino Drivers

Prosecutors revealed details with devastating testimony from a witness Thursday on how a car-towing scheme that targeted mostly unlicensed Spanish-speaking drivers was allegedly masterminded by King City Police Sgt. Bobby Carrillo.

06/27/2014

Signage is seen at the State of California Department of Motor Vehicles (David McNew/Getty Images)

DMV Asking For Feedback On Plans To Issue Licences To Undocumented Immigrants

The Department of Motor Vehicles is holding a hearing on what immigrants in the country illegally will need to apply for driver’s license starting next year.

06/24/2014

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San Francisco Joins Neighboring Counties In Suspending Undocumented Immigrant Jail Holds

San Francisco has stopped honoring detention requests for suspected undocumented immigrants in jail who would otherwise be eligible for release, joining most other Bay Area counties in suspending the controversial practice, Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi announced Thursday.

05/29/2014

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Alameda County Will No Longer Hold Undocumented Immigrants In Jail

The Alameda County Sheriff’s Office will no longer honor requests by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to hold suspected undocumented immigrants in jail who would otherwise be eligible for release, joining a growing wave of backlash against the controversial policy.

05/22/2014

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