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Undocumented Hopefuls Line Up Early at Lompoc DMV

Roberto Sanchez said that by 1pm, his kids were becoming antsy.

“Right now they are so hungry,” said Sanchez.

The family woke up about five o’clock this morning and drove from Santa Barbara to Lompoc.

While Roberto waited in the car, his wife was inside waiting in a line of more than three hundred undocumented hopefuls.

Under Assembly Bill 60 that just passed in California, starting today, the DMV will begin to license applicants who are unable to provide evidence of their status in the U.S.

They still must prove they are currently living in California, and provide documents that prove their identity.

“I think she’s very happy because she can drive legally in this country,” said Sanchez.

As for another hopeful, 18-year-old, Binuki Wimalasoma, the wait for her drivers license continues.

“They told us to come back after making an appointment,” she said. “Starting today they don’t do examinations to people who don’t have an appointment.

She too also said, it’s a small price to pay for the driving privilege that many take for granted.

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