Nineteen Democratic members of
“We encourage you to exercise flexibility in implementing the law, and approve the design approved in AB 60, to help California enhance public safety on its roads and highways,” said the letter, whose signers included Reps.
The letter was sent to
Homeland Security officials said the notation needs to be on the front and the design or color of the license should be different from the one issued citizens so it can be easily distinguished.
The members of Congress said that with so many people expected to get the new license, "it should not be difficult to train federal officials to recognize the distinctive marks on the California licenses."
Backers of the California have warned that making the licenses too different could subject those who hold them to discrimination. The members of Congress said the immigrants need to be protected "from bad actors and criminals that thrive on exploiting others."