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7 Weeks Into New Program, DMV Has Issued 110,000 Driver’s Licenses To Immigrants

California has handed out 110,000 driver’s licenses to immigrants in the country illegally during the first seven weeks of applications.

02/27/2015

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Many Undocumented Californians To Benefit From Extension Of Obama’s Deferred Deportation Act

President Obama is expected to extend his “deferred act” later this week. The executive action went into effect in 2012 and delays deportation and proceedings for undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children.

02/16/2015

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California DMV Wait Times On The Rise As Immigrants Apply For Driver’s Licenses

The DMV blames the long waits on a rush of undocumented workers applying for driver’s licenses after a new California law took effect on Jan. 1

01/30/2015

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Long Lines, Qualifications Greet Undocumented Immigrants Seeking Licenses At DMV

Mario Perez has been operating his small truck driving business in the United States for 12 years. He left Mexico for a new life for his family in 2003. He says he’s been driving illegally for more than a decade, but the new law will make his business legal.

01/02/2015

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Busy Day At DMV As Immigrants Apply For Driver’s Licenses

Hundreds of people lined up in early morning cold Friday as California began taking driver’s license applications from the nation’s largest population of immigrants in the country illegally.

01/02/2015

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California DMV Expects 1.4 Million Immigrants To Seek Driver’s Licenses Over Three Years

California is one of 10 states that now provide licenses to immigrants in the country illegally. The licenses issued to immigrants without legal status will include a distinctive marking and are not considered a valid form of federal identification.

01/01/2015

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California Gears Up For Migrant Driver’s Licenses

While tens of thousands of immigrants living in the country illegally are gearing up to apply for a long-sought driver’s license in California starting Jan. 2, others are being urged to think twice.

12/26/2014

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Top Ten Stories Of 2014

The disappearance of a plane carrying hundreds, the fall of an iconic comedian, and the rise of a brutal terror group are just some of the biggest news stories of the year. Here are CBS Local’s top ten news stories of 2014.

12/23/2014

Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones cites the recent shooting of two deputies by an illegal immigrant as evidence the immigration process is broken. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Border Patrol Recruiting To Hire More Female Agents

The Border Patrol is recruiting women to be hired as agents to serve in U.S. states bordering Mexico.

12/08/2014

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California Pushes To Expand Immigrant Health Care

President Barack Obama’s executive order to spare some immigrants from deportation has galvanized Democrats, immigration groups and health care advocates in California to push for expanding health coverage to a segment of the population that remains uninsured.

11/30/2014

WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 20: U.S. President Barack Obama announces executive actions on U.S. immigration policy during a nationally televised address from the White House, November 20, 2014 in Washington, DC. Obama outlined a plan on Thursday to ease the threat of deportation for about 4.7 million undocumented immigrants. (Photo by Jim Bourg-Pool/Getty Images)

President Obama’s Immigration Plan Draws Cheers, Criticism Across US

Thousands of immigrant-rights activists, families and elected officials cheered across the country as President Barack Obama announced on television his plan for relief from deportations for about 5 million people.

11/21/2014

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Sacramento Families Torn Apart By Immigration Laws Praise President Obama’s Decision

“I lived with a fear every single day as an immigrant of ‘What would happen to me? What if I got deported? What if I were separated from my children and sent back to Mexico?’” Selena Garcia said through a translator.

11/20/2014

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