November 16, 2015
Carla Estrada, 24, of Pennsauken, said when she was a student at Camden County College, she spent about six hours commuting on buses for a simple reason: Her parents are unauthorized immigrants, and they would not drive her 30 minutes to campus out of fear they stopped by police and deported.
"In a week, I would spend up to 24 hours on the bus instead of doing something more productive, like going to my job and earning more hours, so I could help pay for my college," said Estrada, who has since gained legal status under an executive order by President Obama.
November 12, 2015
New Jersey 101.5
Would illegal immigrants applying for one of these licenses have to provide six points of identification, like New Jersey residents who are U.S. citizens?
“Yes, but It would be fashioned in a different way,” Vitale said. “It wouldn’t just be a utility bill, it would be a combination of things like that, we’d be following the California model which provides for that.”
The California illegal immigrant drivers license law, which went into effect earlier this year, requires applicants to prove their identity using a combination of documents, including a current foreign passport or consular ID or an expired foreign passport and foreign birth certificate, translated by the consulate. Applicants must also provide one of the following documents: a lease, utility bill, tax return, medical record or a record of a financial institution or school. The law stipulates other documents may be used, to be determined by DMV employee.