Los Angeles, Calif., Oct 7, 2013 / 15:44 pm
Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles applauded a new California law that will allow undocumented migrants to receive state driver's licenses, while calling for greater federal reform.
"Driving is one of the basic necessities of life. So this new law is going to make a big difference for millions of people in their everyday lives," Archbishop Gomez told participants of an Oct. 3 rally at Los Angeles City Hall.
"It will make it easier for them to get to work, to go to school, to go the store, to get to church. This bill will make our families, our communities and our economy stronger."
California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill on Oct. 3 to allow permits for California residents who are in the country illegally, after they pass a driving test.