LA Councilman Cedillo’s Big news

L.A. City councilman Gil Cedillo, who has tried several times over the last two decades years to pass a bill which would give driver licenses to undocumented immigrants, says the state overcame a giant hurdle last Friday in getting the plan put into place.

 

Governor Brown signed the bill last October, to go into effect in January 2015.

 

In a speech at the Wall Las Memorias 20th Anniversary dinner Friday, a jubilant Cedillo told the audience he had just received word that what he considered the final hurdle had been overcome. Cedillo received word that the Department of Homeland Security had given its approval to implement the plan.

 

Cedillo, as a member of the State Senate and State Assembly before becoming City Councilman, had tried at least nine times to get the bill passed, going back to the mid 1990’s.  Cedillo’s announcement was met with warm applause by the largely Latino crowd gathered to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Wall/ Las Memorias Foundation. This group formed two decades ago  to educate the Latino community on the health crisis of HIV/ AIDS.

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