LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The Department of Motor Vehicles expects big crowds Friday, the first day undocumented immigrants in California can officially apply for driver’s licenses.
The DMV has hired more than 1,000 workers and opened four new centers to handle the rush.READ MORE: Tory Carlon, Firefighter Killed In Agua Dulce Fire Station Shooting, Remembered In Memorial Service At The Forum
The new law allows undocumented immigrants to apply without the fear of deportation, which has long been a concern in the community.
The DMV expects nearly 1.5 million undocumented immigrants to apply over the next few years.READ MORE: Cal ISO Issues Flex Alert For Thursday Due To Heat Wave
Some other laws have also taken effect in the state.
California is now the first state to require college students to give affirmative consent for sex — it’s called the “Yes Means Yes Law.”
Homeowners associations will not be able to fine residents who don’t water their grass, given the state has been struggling with a mega-drought the past several years.MORE NEWS: Cal/OSHA To Make Highly-Anticipated Decision On Workplace Masks Thursday
And dogs are now permitted to dine with their owners on outdoor patios at restaurants across the state. Certain conditions do apply, so dog owners should check with the restaurant before bringing furry guests.