Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca chimed in with his support for issuing driver's licenses to illegal immigrants a day after Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck backed the idea.
Sheriff Baca told the Los Angeles Times that such licenses should only be issued after illegal immigrants fill out comprehensive applications, similar to those for citizenship. The sheriff also said the licenses should be up for renewal annually, and be noticeably different than those issued to citizens.
The sheriff supported licenses for illegal immigrants in 2002, when he suggested issuing licenses marked with the letter "I" to illegal immigrants so deputies could recognize them during stops.
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