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: 3 Children Stabbed To Death In Reseda Apartment; Mother Captured In Central California After Going On The Run
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: LAPD Searching For 3 Men Suspected Of Posing As Construction Workers, Burglarizing Homes
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: Hideki Matsuyama Makes History As First Japanese Man To Win Golf Major
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.