Skip to comments.New York Gov. Andrew signs bill granting illegal immigrants driverís licenses
Posted on 06/18/2019 6:39:36 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday night signed legislation granting drivers licenses to illegal immigrants shortly after the controversial measure passed the state Senate.
Cuomos action came despite throwing supporters a last-minute curveball by asking the states top civil attorney, Solicitor General Barbara Underwood, to review the measure for possible safety concerns threatening to veto it if he didnt like her assessment.
You could create a database for the feds to use to actually track down undocumented people, Cuomo said on WAMC radio. California passed a law, and they are now in litigation.
But Underwoods boss, Attorney General Tish James, later released a statement amid the Monday-night vote arguing that the bill is legally sound.
The legislation is well-crafted and contains ample protections for those who apply for drivers licenses. If this bill is enacted and challenged in court, we will vigorously defend it, she said.
The law takes 180 days to go into effect, meaning the first licenses will be available in December.
The measure on Monday passed the state Senate by a 33-29 count, often eliciting emotional remarks from both sides of the aisle during the floor vote.
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Same thing that’s rotten in Kalifornia, the leadership.
What’s the difference between death by an illegal and death sanctioned by a state?
What’s not being said, here, is that this increasing lawlessness by the States marks a growing rejection of Federalism.
This cannot be permitted to continue; it’s the end of the Union.
Seems like a NYS drivers license should not be enough to fly commercial anymore.
So, most Uber drivers will ne illegals?
In 2000 when Hillary ran for Carpetbagger Senator of NY, shehttps://www.wearethemighty.com/civil-war-wwi-veteranpid she would bring jobs to upstate NY through “her connections”. Well it appears she did, in western NY, the Tyson Food Co, put in a poultry processing plant. It provided jobs, but who ended up taking them? Potential Democrat voters? (From where???) Anyone know? I left before it came. (Its their plan for total take over??)
In Massachusetts we have a two tiered driver licences system. One that verifies you are a legal citizen and one that does not. I decided to keep my license unverified and use my passport for flying. The way my state works I’m sure at some point they will charge extra for the legal verified citizen license or put my name on some bad list. I’m also sure they will screw-up and grant illegal’s the wrong license and invalidate all MA state licenses anyway.
[ Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday night signed legislation granting drivers licenses to illegal immigrants shortly after the controversial measure passed the state Senate. ]
Democrats love illegal alien voters.
So do Cheap Labor Express Republicans.
Which is why both hate President Trump.
Wake up America.
Wonder if they will be required to have liability insurance or will the taxpayers fund that as well?
(There are a lot of County Clerks in upstate NY that have refused to issue IDs of any type to illegals, I respect their stance, but that wont stop them.)
Rensselaer County Clerk Frank Merola says if the legislation passes, he won’t abide by the law!
Im going to refuse to issue a driver’s license to anyone who comes into my office that can’t prove to us they’re here legally. Federal law states we’re not allowed to aid someone who comes into our office who is here illegally, Merola said.
Unfortunately, none of this protects any legal resident if their car is struck by an illegal immigrant who cannot get auto insurance because they can’t get a driver’s license. This might not be much of a problem in upstate NY, but I am sure it is in NY’s large urban centers.
i have a yr and eight months before retirement
NY’s electoral votes should not be counted if they’re going to pull this sh.
Im so tired of Leftist traitors.
Why not give them $50k a year...too????
... because they cant get a drivers license
Wait, they don’t drive in their countries of origin? Then why do they expect to drive here?
They might have a legal license in their country of origin, but if they are illegal here and unlicensed here, they still can’t get insurance and protect me in case of accident.
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