California reached a milestone in late March, issuing its one millionth illegal alien driver’s license. Let’s give them some credit – they’ve worked hard and spared no expense to sign up illegal aliens for California licenses. Since the law went into effect January 1, 2015, the DMV has added about 1,000 new workers and extended business hours for the convenience of illegal aliens.
But besides making California even more illegal alien-friendly (if that was even possible), the California illegal alien driver’s license law, AB 60, has made the state’s air quality even worse and its roads even more congested (if that was even possible). According to the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, bus and light rail ridership has dropped to its lowest level in more than a decade.
But for California officials, when it comes to accommodating illegal aliens, what’s a few more global warming-causing pollutants in the air, or a bit more gridlock on the highways? And, no, FAIR is not blaming global warming or traffic on illegal aliens – those are problems that would need to be addressed even if there weren’t a single illegal alien in the country. But California’s policies on illegal immigration aren’t making solutions to these other problems any easier.