DMV to Open New San Jose Office for Undocumented Immigrants Seeking Driver's Licenses

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    The Department of Motor Vehicles will open four new offices throughout the states in response to undocumented immigrants allowed to apply for driver's licenses in California. Damian Trujillo reports.

    The Department of Motor Vehicles will open four new offices throughout the state in response to undocumented immigrants being allowed to apply for driver's licenses in California.

    Undocumented immigrants now have the opportunity to get a license under new rules in Assembly Bill 60.

    In the South Bay, San Jose will open up a third DMV office to handle the increase in applicants -- about 1.5 million undocumented immigrants in California are projected to apply for driver's licenses, officials said.

    The new San Jose office will be housed in a vacant building on Senter Road, and will be the only Northern California location out of the four new DMV offices.

    The other three locations are in the country of Los Angeles, Orange County and in the City of Lompoc.

    Critics said undocumented immigrants have no right to drive in the United States. Proponents argue undocumented immigrants are driving regardless -- so if they're licensed, it would improve road safety.

    Officials said the new DMV offices will be temporary and will only accommodate people applying for the first time, including high school students.