According to the DMV, to date, more than 300,000 New Americans have obtained a license through this process.
Assembly Bill 60: Driver’s Licenses
Governor Brown signed AB 60 into law in 2013, directing the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to issue an original driver’s license to any California resident who is eligible, regardless of immigration status. An applicant who does not have proof of lawful presence can receive an AB 60 license. An AB 60 license will have a visible distinguishing feature and cannot be used as an ID for certain purposes such as travel. AB 60 driver’s licenses have been available since January 2nd, 2015.
Update – May 2015
To date, more than 300,000 New Americans have obtained a license through this process.