Governor Davis has signed landmark legislation that will allow undocumented immigrants to receive driverÂ´s licenses.
Davis penned the bill yesterday in a ceremony in Lincoln Heights amid cheers in Spanish that translated “People united will never be divided.” The predominantly Hispanic crowd waved American and Mexican flags and flags from various Central American countries.
After the signing, Davis said, “If you are going to contribute to our economy, you have the right to drive to work.”
Granting driverÂ´s licenses to illegal immigrants has become a central campaign issue in the gubernatorial recall race in recent days as candidates tried to stake their ground on immigration-related matters.
Arnold Schwarzenegger criticized Davis for his support of the bill and said heÂ´ll try to repeal it if elected.
The bill takes effect January 1.