SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - Immigrants illegally in the United States carry a long list of documents: passports, consular ID cards, birth certificates from their home countries, and those of their children born here.
The question remains which papers will allow them to apply for long-awaited driver's licenses in California next year.
Applicants will have to provide identity and residency, and pass written and road tests.
State officials are trying to balance having a secure license with making it accessible to immigrants who might not have a passport or birth certificate from their home country.
About 200 people attended a workshop in Sacramento this week to discuss which identification documents immigrants can obtain. A second workshop is planned for Southern California in February.
The state expects to process 1.4 million license applications in the program's first three years.