COFEM: Council of Mexican Federations
COFEM: Consejo de Federaciones Mexicanas

Hasta 1994 todos los inmigrantes tenían acceso a una licencia de conducir en California, independientemente de su estatus migratorio. El conducir sin licencia ha resultado en multas, vehículos remolcados, arrestos, e incluso deportaciones. Durante la última decada COFEM, los inmigrantes y sus aliados se han organizado y luchado para restaurar el acceso a las licencias. A partir del 1 de enero 2015 todos los residentes elegibles podrán recibir una licencia de conducir sin importar su estatus migratorio, gracias a la aprobación de AB 60. Cualquier persona con la documentación requerida tiene derecho a adquirir una licencia, pero los reglamentos están siendo finalizados por el Departamento de Vehículos Motorizados (DMV).


Up until 1994 all immigrants had access to a driver's license in California irrespective of immigration status. Driving without a license has resulted in tickets, vehicle impoundments, arrests, and even deportations. For the last decade COFEM, immigrants and their allies have organized and fought to restore access to licenses. Beginning January 1, 2015 any eligible resident will be able to receive a driver's license regardless of immigration status thanks to the passage of AB 60. Anyone with the required documents is eligible to acquire a new license, but the regulations are still being finalized by the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).

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"The Council of Mexican Federations (COFEM) promotes the advancement of the Latino Community in North America through public policy advocacy, community organizing, leadership and organizational development, educational and cultural programs, and bi-national productive projects."

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Federacion de Clubes y Asociaciones de Michoacan

FECADEMIN provides assistance with the implementation of projects or the creation of clubs from different regions in Michoacan. FECADEMIN can provide introductory information on what Mexican federations/organizations in the U.S. do and how one can take best advantage of the programs offered for migrants by the Mexican government. Similarly, FECADEMIN invites dance groups and regional music groups from Michoacan to participate in Federation events.  

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COFEM is a non-profit organization aimed at creating opportunities for Latino Immigrants in North America, with a special focus in California. COFEM was established by a league of organizations comprised of people who share ideas and participate in efforts to improve educational, health, social, and political conditions for Latino immigrants in North America.

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Here are some of COFEMS's recent news updates. Visit our News page for more COFEM announcements.

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COFEM Events

Below you can find COFEM's upcoming event list. Also, check our Events page frequesntly for other exciting upcoming events!
11 Oct 2014 10:00 AM • Cal State Dominguez Hills 1000 E Victoria St, Carson, CA 90747
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