Friday, January 3, 2014

Thousands Of Illegal Immigrants Show Up At DMV Offices To Obtain Driver Authorization Cards

[ CBS Las Vegas - ]

Department of Motor Vehicles (Photo Credit: Nevada DMV)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Thousands of Nevada immigrants showed up at Department of Motor Vehicle offices Thursday to obtain driver authorization cards under a new law that made the state the 11th nationally to offer driving privileges to people in the country illegally.

In Las Vegas, long lines began forming before the doors opened at 8 a.m. By noon, wait times at the city’s two busiest offices were two hours or longer.

But the mood was more jovial than other agonizingly long DMV waits given the excitement on the part of immigrants who are now able legally drive to work.

Fausto Garcia, 51, was among those at the DMV office in North Las Vegas. Garcia, who is from Mexico, said he wanted to get a card as soon as possible. He’s been living in Las Vegas for eight years, and driving illegally to his job as a dishwasher.
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