Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger says illegal immigrants might be eligible for drivers´ licenses — but may face restrictions that some Hispanic lawmakers have called unacceptable.
Schwarzenegger says that if the identity of illegal immigrants can´t be verified, they may have to accept licenses that could only be used for driving — not for positive identification at airports, banks or businesses.
The governor´s comments came during a brief news conference following his tour of a levee break west of Stockton.
Schwarzenegger says negotiations are underway to hammer out the details of a compromise about the drivers´ licenses — and he is optimistic a deal can be reached.