New York’s ‘Green Light Law’ Going Into Effect – Allows Illegal Immigrants to Get Driver’s Licenses


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New
York passed a law to allow illegal immigrants to obtain driver’s
licenses earlier this year but it was held up by challenges. Now it
is set to take effect this week. In typical leftist fashion,
supporters claim this is going to somehow make New York’s roads
safer for everyone. Could it really be about voting? FOX News
reports: Illegal immigrants to be able to get driver’s licenses
in NY after legal challenge fails Illegal immigrants in New York
will able to obtain driver’s licenses starting next week after a
last-minute legal challenge was dismissed — making it the 13th
state to allow the practice, but one that critics say is
unconstitutional. The Green Light Law, signed by Democratic Gov.
Andrew Cuomo earlier this year, allows anyone to apply for a driver’s
license regardless of immigration status and does not require a
Social Security number. Illegal immigrants can use a combination of
documents that include a valid passport from a foreign country and a
valid foreign driver’s license, as long as it has been expired for
less than two years. “After waiting 18 years to have their right to
drive restored, thanks to our legislature, New York can now
officially join 12 other states in making driver’s licenses legally
available to all residents,” New York Immigration Coalition
Executive Director Steve Choi said in a statement this week, arguing
that it will make roads safer and the economy stronger.

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