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California Alert: Real ID Card Now on Governor's Desk for Signing!

*****Good News ~ SB 60 Vetoed by Gov. Schwarzenegger in Early October 2008*****
September 12, 2008

California Alert: Real ID Card Now on Governor's Desk for Signing! (Sep. 12, 2008)

September 11, 2008

This is to let you know that the Real Id. Card did pass yesterday in the California Legislature. It was called S.B.60. The purpose ofthis law is to impose the use by every Californian of a national identification card with all sorts of electronic data about you on the card. The card is connected to the "Homeland Security Agency"!

As I view the situation, this bill also gains our permission to become subjects under the Homeland Security Agency, which is a new form of government for the United States. H.S.A. merges the civilian law enforcement with the military, something which is never done in a republic IF it is to remain a republic! !

George W. Bush created the Homeland Security Agency simply by his Executive Order No. 13286.

This bill moves to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's desk. Schwarzenegger can sign it into law or stall it. Ifhe lets it lay, and does nothing, it automatically becomes law in 30 days. In order for it to be stopped, you must call and ask him to VETO it. Please do so in a courteous manner. Spread the word! Out-of-state people may participate because this is a national (federal) action.

Voice phone calls to the governor's office: 916- 445-2841
Fax numbers are: 916-445-4633

Veto S.B.60 !!

Bernadine Smith

California Legislature passes SB 60 again!
Wednesday, 03 September 2008

Tell Gov. Schwarzenegger to veto the bill

In a last-minute flurry of activity, the California Senate and Assembly have each passed SB 60, the bill action alert that would give driver's licenses to illegal aliens. It now goes to the Governor.

This represents a major step in the wrong direction. The current law, which CAPS helped pass fifteen years ago, requires that applicants show legal presence in California before they can obtain a license.

In order to comply with the federal Real ID Act, the licenses given to illegal immigrants will have a different appearance and may not be used for federal identification requirements. However, the federal law does not require issuance of these second-tier licenses.

Inviting more illegal immigrants, as this bill does, into an already crowded California is a poor idea. California is doing an inadequate job of providing for its current population. Schools are crowded, infrastructure is crumbling, and open space is disappearing.


Gov. Schwarzenegger needs to hear from you. Praise him for his previous vetoes and urge him to again veto the driver's license bill. Send a fax or an e-mail by clicking the link below.

Californians For Population Stabilization

Ask Gov. Schwarzenegger to Veto Bill Giving Driver’s Licenses to Illegal Aliens

This is a special message for NumbersUSA members in California.

Dear California friends,

On August 31, the California State Legislature cleared a bill (SB 60) that would give driver's licenses to illegal aliens. It now awaits action by the Governor, who previously vetoed similar legislation.

The measure, which masquerades as an attempt to comply with the Federal REAL ID Act, would overturn a current law that requires applicants to show legal presence in California before they can obtain a driver’s license.

The bill requires the Department of Motor Vehicles to issue driver’s licenses that are REAL ID Act-compliant and, within 240 days thereafter, to issue driver’s licenses that “permit driving but are not acceptable by a federal agency for any official purpose to those applicants who are not able to demonstrate legal presence status.” As such, illegal aliens would be able to drive with the license but could not board airplanes or enter federal buildings when REAL ID requirements take effect.

Over 80 percent of the American public now opposes giving driver’s licenses to illegal aliens. Former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer certainly learned this when he introduced a plan to give REAL ID-compliant licenses to illegal aliens in November of 2007. He was forced to withdraw the plan, which embroiled Democratic presidential candidates in the controversy.

On September 5, 2003, California Governor Gray Davis signed a bill allowing illegal aliens to get driver's licenses. The voters of California were outraged, and subsequently booted him from office. Legislation repealing the law was quickly moved through the legislature and signed by the new governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, on December 1, 2003. Schwarzenegger had campaigned for governor by opposing the law, and it was clearly one of the factors that swept him into office.

In 2005 and 2006, Schwarzenegger vetoed bills that would have again given driver’s license to illegal aliens. He now has another opportunity to keep his campaign promise.


Please call Gov. Schwarzenegger to praise him for his previous vetoes of illegal-alien driver’s license legislation, and to ask him to veto SB 60.

Offices of Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger

Sacramento Phone: 916-445-2841
Fresno Phone: 559-445-5295
Los Angeles Phone: 213-897-0322
Riverside Phone: 951-680-6860
San Diego Phone: 619-525-4641
San Francisco Phone: 415-703-2218


P.S. We can triple our membership quickly if our members email their friends about us and they in turn email theirs. Polls show that most Americans agree with NumbersUSA's positions but, despite our recent rapid growth, most American voters still have never heard of us. You can help change that by forwarding this email widely. (Note: depending on your email provider, you may need to send this as an "attachment.")

Numbers USA

National Alert: Illegal Alien License Threat in CA!

Today, and each day this week, we need all of our national volunteers to make one important call and send one e-mail. WE NEED ALIPACers IN ALL STATES TO RESPOND TO THIS NEED IN CALIFORNIA!

The myth that the Real ID Act was designed to stop illegal aliens from receiving licenses was destroyed, when TN started giving illegals Real ID compliant licenses two years ago, and again this year when defamed Governor Eliot Spitzer tried to give Real ID compliant licenses to illegals.

Refresher Video ALIPAC on CBS fighting Spitzer

We won in TN and NY state by stopping their plans to give illegals Real ID Compliant licenses. Some ALIPACers support Real ID and others do not, but we want to make sure that everyone knows Real ID is not designed to stop illegals from getting licenses. It is most likely that Real ID is your new continental ID.

The California legislature has passed SB 60 which will give illegals licenses. The bill now goes to the Governor's desk to be signed.

If the Governor signs this bill, California will become the first state in America to pass a law in 2008 establishing a benefit for illegal aliens. It will also become the first example reversing the trend of cutting licenses off from illegal aliens. In the last year, ALIPAC has helped to reverse state policies of giving licenses to illegals in Oregon, Michigan, and Maine.

The pro-amnesty crowd in California is responding to growing pressures on the license front!

We need you to call and e-mail Governor Schwarzenegger and remind him of his campaign promise NOT TO GIVE LICENSES TO ILLEGAL ALIENS!

Please use this contact information and review our sample message.

PLEASE CALL AND DELIVER YOUR MESSAGE BY PHONE AND THEN FOLLOW-UP WITH A WRITTEN LETTER, E-MAIL, or FAX for maximum impact. If you do not call, our chances of blocking this bill diminish greatly. Call and write!

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger
State Capitol Building
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 916-445-2841
Fax: 916-558-3160
Email at:

"Governor Schwarzenegger,

I am writing to ask you to veto SB 60 and to prevent illegal aliens from receiving any form of a driver license as you promised, when Californians elected you over Gray Davis. In fact, it was public anger against Gray Davis and licenses for illegal aliens that swept you into office! Over 80% of the American public does not want illegal aliens to receive ID, Licenses, or any taxpayer benefits from the state! That is why a historic number of states have passed laws cracking down on illegal immigration in 2008. Of the few remaining states that give licenses to illegal aliens, Oregon, Maine, Utah, and Michigan have all abandoned the process this year!

Please do not let California become the first and only state in 2008 to pass a law that defies the will of the vast majority of Americans by providing licenses or benefits for illegal aliens"

If you would like to post a copy of your message to the Governor or any feedback you receive, please do so at this link...

/Summary of SB 60

Page 1

Date of Hearing: August 25, 2005

Judy Chu, Chair

SB 60 (Cedillo) - As Amended: May 31, 2005

Policy Committee: Transportation
Vote: 7-5

Urgency: No State Mandated Local Program:
No Reimbursable:


This bill requires DMV to issue driver's licenses, to persons who are unable to show evidence that they are legally present in the United States, that permit driving but that are not acceptable, under the federal Real ID Act of 2005, by federal agencies as identification for access to airlines, other federally-regulated facilities, and federal facilities.


1) Substantial costs, in the range of $40 million in FY 2005-06, $35 million in FY 2006-07, and $10 million annually thereafter, to DMV to implement the alternative driver's license program and to issue these licenses. These costs are partially offset by revenues of $28 million in both
FY 2005-06 and FY 2006-07, and $7 million annually thereafter, generated by application and renewal fees for driver's licenses issued by DMV. (Motor Vehicle Account (MVA).)

2) Substantial accelerated costs, in the hundreds of millions of dollars starting in FY 2005-06 through FY 2007-08, to the DMV to implement the driver's license requirements necessary to comply with the federal Real ID Act of 2005, since the federal act does not require states to implement changes until, at the earliest, May 2008. (MVA)

SB 60
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1) Rationale . The author [Sen. Cedillo] contends that all California residents who operate motor vehicles on the state's highways should be licensed by DMV, whether or not they are legally present in this country. The author argues it is better to implement a process by which persons who are not legally residing in the United States can obtain a driver's license than it is to deny these persons this opportunity, because many would drive anyway and it is better to have them in the system, make sure they are appropriately insured, appropriately trained, and subject to the same driver's license-related sanctions if they violate the Vehicle Code.

This bill establishes a process, starting January 1, 2006, by which persons can obtain a driver's license or ID card from the department without having to show documents that prove they are legally residing in the state. This bill complies with new federal requirements, under the Real ID Act of 2005 enacted in May, that mandate regular driver's license conformity in every state and that provide for alternative driver's licenses that allow persons to drive but not be considered adequate identification for boarding airlines and for gaining access to other federal facilities and
federally-regulated facilities.

Because the provisions of SB 60 are effective January 1, 2006, and because the federal Real ID Act requires conformity starting in May 2008 (with possible extensions), this bill accelerates implementation of driver's license and ID card compliance in California more than two years.

2) Background . SB 60 is the most recent in a series of legislative efforts intended to allow a person who cannot prove he or she is legally residing in the United States to nevertheless obtain a driver's license from DMV. SB 976 (Alquist) - Chapter 820, Statutes of 1993 established provisions that require persons seeking a driver's license or an ID card from DMV to show documentary evidence of legal presence in the United States. SB 976 was intended to prevent undocumented persons from being licensed or obtaining an ID card, so that these cards could not be used to obtain other documentation and private and public sector services and programs.

The previous SB 60 (Cedillo) - Chapter 324, Statutes of 2003 allowed full licensure of drivers who could not document their legal presence in this country. These provisions were repealed by SB 1 (Oller) - Chapter 1, Statutes of 2003, 3rd Extraordinary Session, before they were to go into effect on

SB 60
Page 3

January 1, 2004. When SB 1 was being considered, Senator Cedillo believed he had a commitment from Governor Schwarzenegger to return to the issue in 2004 and enact legislation that met security concerns raised by opponents of the SB 60 of 2003. This legislation, AB 2895 (N??ez), was
vetoed by the governor, who stated in his veto message: "This bill does not adequately address the security concerns that my Department of Homeland Security and I have and I cannot support it."

3) Real ID Act of 2005 . In May of this year, Congress enacted and the president signed HR 1268, commonly referred to as the Real ID Act, which is intended to improve the security of state-issued driver's licenses and ID cards. The Act generally restricts driver's licenses to U.S. citizens and to
persons who can adequately show documentary evidence they are legally present in this country. Individual states, however, are allowed to issue an alternative driver's license or ID card to a person who cannot show such evidence, but those licenses and cards are not acceptable "by any federal agency for federal identification or any other official purpose." These alternative cards must employ a "unique design or color indicator to alert federal agencies and other law enforcement personnel that it may not be accepted for any such purpose." While the Real ID Act was enacted three months ago, required rulemaking to implement the Act is not expected to be completed by the Secretary of Homeland Security until May 2006. States do not have to comply with the Act's provisions until at least May 2008, and the Secretary of Homeland Security is authorized to grant a state's application for an extension to meet these requirements if the state provides adequate justification for noncompliance.

4) Implementation Timing Issues . As noted above, the Real ID Act was enacted in May 2005, specific rulemaking is expected to be completed no sooner than May 2006, states are required to comply starting May 2008, and may seek an extension beyond this latter deadline. SB 60 requires DMV to comply with the Real ID Act starting January 1, 2006, the operative date of the bill. Unless SB 60 explicitly specifies another implementation date, DMV would be forced to implement both the regular and alternative driver's license process several months before specific Real ID Act requirements are developed and adopted as part of the federal rulemaking process.

SB 60
Page 4

SB 60 also requires DMV to implement these new processes over two years before the federal Act's May 2008 deadline and without giving the department the discretion to apply for extensions. This accelerates DMV's compliance costs into FY 2005-06, instead of FY 2007-08 or later. In addition, DMV would be implementing a driver's license process that may comply with the general requirements of the Real ID Act but that may not comply with the specific requirements of follow-up rulemaking. Such a situation would add costs to DMV's efforts to comply with the Real ID Act.

Consequently, DMV does not support SB 60 because the department believes it would be "premature for California to adopt new laws governing driver's licenses and other documents since the federal government is developing regulations that could well pre-empt anything California does."

5) PRUCOLs . There are persons residing in the United States who have applied for legal residency with the Citizenship and Immigration Service (CIS) and who's applications have been accepted by the CIS for processing. These persons have been ruled by the courts to be "persons residing in the United States under color of law (PRUCOLs) and are not deportable based upon their immigration status. Persons with PRUCOL status are issued application verification numbers by the CIS on their notice of action document. These application verification numbers are unique to each individual and can be verified through the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Case Status Service Online Website. California currently denies persons with PRUCOL status a California Driver's License but the federal Real ID Act clearly grants them eligibility to apply for a federal-recognized driver's license in California.

Analysis Prepared by : Steve Archibald / APPR. / (916) 319-2081


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