Good Morning Mission!

It’s 7 a.m. and 61º. It may be fall in other parts of the country, but it’s summertime in the Mission! The high is expected to be 84º.

Thanks to Assemblyman Gil Cedillo’s work, hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants can now get a driver’s license, the Atlantic Monthly reports. Gov. Jerry Brown signed the bill into law. From the Atlantic:

The new law will affect not the entire population of California’s undocumented immigrants, but rather the estimated 400,000 people who are expected to meet the requirements of President Obama’s new Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

The legislation, at its most basic, clarifies a bit of bureaucratic confusion. Officials at California’s DMV, the Sacramento Bee’s Jim Sanders explains, have already said that Deferred Action participants would be eligible for drivers’ licenses. But the state of California requires that applicants produce specific documents to obtain a license — and those expected to be distributed by the program weren’t on the state’s list. So AB 2189 specifies that Deferred Action documents meet the DMV requirement to prove a person’s lawful presence in the United States.

And in park news, has anyone been grass-skiing in Dolores Park lately? Did you forget your skis by chance? Uptown Almanac wants to know.

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