Car Insurance for Illegal Immigrants Subsidized by California

by McGuire | January 7, 2015 8:16 pm

So, all I have to do to get a break on my insurance is be here illegally? Wish I would have known that before I started paying full price, every month, since I started driving for my full coverage auto insurance. Guess it really does pay to be illegal:


California lawmakers not only issued driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants but are also going to subsidize their insurance.
KPCC reported, via the California Political Review:

State officials hope a new law that offers California driver’s licenses to immigrants in the country illegally will also spur them to buy insurance.

To encourage the practice, the California Department of Insurance is aggressively marketing its Low Cost Auto Insurance program to the large pool of immigrants projected to seek licenses under the AB 60 law taking effect Jan. 1.

“It would be a tragedy if after all this effort, the 1.4 million people who are getting driver’s licenses for the first time don’t have auto insurance,” said Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones.

Jones and others recognized that the cost of getting licensed — $33 — is a lot cheaper than buying insurance for hundreds of dollars a year. So, Jones, working with Senator Ricardo Lara, D-Bell Gardens, got the state Legislature to open up the low-cost insurance program to the new category of immigrant drivers.

“The price will be less than $450 a year, which is less than $38 a month,” Jones said. He said that’s about a third of what it costs to get private auto insurance in many markets across California.

Yep, what great incentive for a legal immigrant to enter California. Or nah. All the freebies and perks are for illegals, so meh, why bother, right?

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