View Full Version : Evidence scant California's licensed illegal immigrant drivers getting insurance

05-21-2016, 04:01 AM
The law was part of a bundle of immigration measures designed to make California friendlier toward illegal immigrant residents. The state hired 1,000 temporary DMV workers, opened four new processing centers and extended hours in an effort to deal with the anticipated inundation onf the system – which was reportedly even higher than expected – as almost half a million applications came through in the first three months alone.

It was clear that illegal immigrants wanted driver’s licenses, but there is scant evidence supporters of the law were correct in saying it would spur them to get insurance.

If licensed illegal immigrants want to buy auto insurance, the state provides a low-cost option. The California Department of Insurance markets the state-sponsored, Low Cost Auto Insurance Program for low income earners through Spanish-language media. Plans provide minimal liability coverage with annual premiums as low as $241. The coverage is less than what is mandated for other drivers who purchase policies through private insurance companies, paying a statewide average of just below $2,000 per year.

Some 650,000 licenses were issued to illegal migrants in 2015 alone, and just 11,348 Californians – some illegal immigrants and some not - bought Low Cost Auto Insurance policies.


I don't understand. If they are illegal residents, why issue them drivers licences?
Just enforce the law and deport them.
There is no point in handing out drivers licenses to illegals.
You might as well hand citizenship to them while you are at it.

And we wonder why more and more people ignore the laws and do what they want...

05-24-2016, 11:20 AM
You know, I've been wondering: why do more and more people ignore the laws and do what they want??