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Where the effort to give driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants stands

by Take Two®

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Raul Ortega holds a sign as he celebrates after California Governor Jerry Brown signed bill AB60 on the steps of Los Angeles City Hall October 3, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. California Assembly Bill 60 also known as the Safe and Responsible Driver Act allows illegal immigrants to receive a permit to legally drive in California Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

Almost a quarter of King City, CA's police force were arrested earlier this week. They were implicated in a scheme that targeted undocumented Latino immigrants.

It worked like this: they would impound the cars of mostly unlicensed drivers.  When the owners weren't able to pay the fees, officers would sell the cars and keep the cash.

But one way this could all have been avoided was if the owners had driver's licenses and avoid having their cars impounded in the first place.

Starting next year, that will become a reality with undocumented immigrants being eligible for licenses in California.

To look at the status of that effort State Representative Luis Alejo joins Take Two. He's the man who pushed this law forward through passage.

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