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SB 60 conforms California law with the Federal Real ID Act of 2005.

Wherever your stance on immigration the breakdown of SB60 is the same. “Politics makes strange bedfellows,” someone wise once said. Such is the case ALIPAC is an anti-illegal immigration that believes that Real IDs do not solve “the immigration problem” .

Arnold is about to sign away the identity rights of Californians. We have to call a stop to it.

SB60 will put every Californian at risk for identity theft, enter them onto a biometrics grid, enters the state of California into an illegal business compact with Mexico (or Canada), and threatens to undermine National Security by adding public officials social security numbers and private information into an insecure database where it can be accessed by identity criminals.

There are plenty of reasons to support the opposition of SB60. One way is to hold Swarzenegger to a campaign promise.


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…


California Legislature

Gilbert A. Cedillo


SB 60 – The California Real ID Act of 2007

Fact Sheet

What is the problem?

In 2005, Congress passed and President Bush signed the Federal Real ID Act of 2005. The Act requires that states retool their system of issuing driver’s license to ensure uniformity among all states and greater security regarding both the license itself and the identity of the person to whom it is issued. States must begin issuing Federal Real ID compliant licenses by May 2008.

California has a population of approximately 2 million undocumented immigrants who live and work in our state. In 1993, California stopped issuing driver’s licenses to drivers that could not prove legal residency. Persons who can not show proof of legal residency currently drive on our roadways without being tested, licensed, or insured.

What does SB 60 do?

SB 60 conforms California law with the Federal Real ID Act of 2005.

First, SB 60 enables California to meet the minimum document design and security requirements set forth in the Act in order for driver’s to have a federally recognized driver’s license. These new federal requirements ensure, among other things, that all states have the same information about the driver on the license, ensure that the license is manufactured in a secure facility, and that the document itself has security features designed to prevent counterfeiting.

Secondly, SB 60 conforms California law to the minimum issuance standards of the Federal Real ID Act by requiring all applicants for a California driver’s license to meet the minimum identity requirements for a federally recognized driver’s license. These requirements include presentation by an applicant, and verification by the DMV, of a picture ID; a document showing a date of birth; proof of a social security number or verification that the person is not eligible; proof of address; and evidence of lawful status. Lawful status includes 1) citizens; 2) lawful permanent residents; 3) conditional permanent residents; 4) persons with approved applications of asylum; 5) persons with a valid, unexpired nonimmigrant visa; 6) persons with pending applications for asylum; 7) persons with a pending or approved application for temporary protected status in the U.S.; 8) persons with an approved deferred action status; and 9) persons with pending applications for adjustment of status to that of an alien lawfully admitted. Applicants that have lawful status with documents 5) – 9) are eligible for temporary licenses that expire in 1 year but can be renewed upon verification, from the Department of Homeland Security, that the person’s status has been extended. The DMV must verify all documents and the only foreign document that can be accepted is an official passport.

Further, SB 60 conforms California law to the optional provisions of the Federal Real ID Act by providing a “driving only license,” that is not recognized by the federal government for identification purposes, and clearly states on its face that it cannot be used by any federal agency for federal identification or any other official purpose. This document must also have a unique design or color feature, as required by federal law. This “driving only license” is available to applicants that cannot meet the minimum identity requirements required for a federally recognized driver’s license. Holders of this “driving only license” cannot use their license as identification to enter federal facilities, boarding federally regulated commercial aircraft, entering nuclear power plants or any other purpose as determined by the Secretary of Homeland Security.

Who supports SB 60?

Senator Gil Cedillo (Sponsor)

Senator Ron Calderon

Senator Gloria Romero

Senator Sheila Kuehl

Senator Jenny Oropeza

Assm. Mervyn Dymally

Assm. Tony Mendoza

Assm. Nell Soto

Assm. Joe Coto


Bienestar Human Services, Inc.

CA Alliance for Retired Americans

CA Catholic Conference

CA Nurses Association

California School Employees Assoc. (AFL-CIO)

Casa Nicaragua

Gilmore Associates

Gray Panthers


Jovenes, Inc. /Youth, Inc.

Lambda Letters Project



Mexican American Community Services Agency, Inc.

National Association of Social Workers

Nisei Farmers League (NFL)

North Valley Sponsoring Committee

PICO California

Salvadoran-American Leadership and Education Fund

South Bay Latino Chamber of Commerce

Unite Here Local 11

Ventura County Agricultural Association

Yolo County Sheriff’s Department

Office of the Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa

Personal Insurance Federation of California

Los Angeles Police Department

Consumer Attorneys of California

Latin American Agents Association

California Teachers Association

California ACORN

Mexican American Community Services Agency, Inc.