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Calif. allows illegal immigrants to get driver’s licenses

LOS ANGELES — Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill Thursday adding California to the growing list of states allowing immigrants living in the country illegally to obtain driver’s licenses.

Immigrant advocates have long lobbied for the change in the nation’s most populous state. The licenses would carry a distinction on the front of the card that states the document may be used for driving, not as federal identification.

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