Illegal immigrants to be able to get driver's licenses in NY after legal challenge fails
Added 12-14-19 12:29:02pm EST - “Illegal immigrants in New York will be able to obtain driver's licenses next week after a last-minute legal challenge to the law was dismissed by a judge -- making it the 13th state to allow the practice, but one that critics say…” - Foxnews.com
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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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