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.
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.
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.
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.