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New York Gov. Andrew signs bill granting illegal immigrants driverís licenses
Fox News ^ | 06/118/2019 | By Nolan Hicks, Kenneth Garger

Posted on 06/18/2019 6:39:36 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday night signed legislation granting driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants — shortly after the controversial measure passed the state Senate.

Cuomo’s action came despite throwing supporters a last-minute curveball by asking the state’s top civil attorney, Solicitor General Barbara Underwood, to review the measure for possible safety concerns — threatening to veto it if he didn’t 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 Underwood’s 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 driver’s 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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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; Mexico; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: aliens; andrewcuomo; attorneygeneral; driverslicense; govcuomo; illegalimmigration; illegals; illegalsinvasion; immigration; lyinglimolibs; newyork; sanctuarycities; sanctuarystate; tishjames; treason; unconstitutional
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To: windsorknot

Same thing that’s rotten in Kalifornia, the leadership.


41 posted on 06/18/2019 8:49:03 AM PDT by Amish with an attitude
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To: SeekAndFind

What’s the difference between death by an illegal and death sanctioned by a state?

Apparently none.


42 posted on 06/18/2019 8:58:17 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Monthly Donors Rock!!!)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas
Democrats ‘only plan’ the past 10 years has been to play the demographic card. Open the gates for illegals to flood in, destabilize the country, and turn the newly dependent into reliable voters.

It's disgusting...

43 posted on 06/18/2019 9:22:39 AM PDT by GOPJ (Send Congo (Ebola) illegals to Martha's Vineyard - let them kill liberals "elites" first...)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


44 posted on 06/18/2019 9:24:01 AM PDT by HKMk23 (You ask how to fight an idea? Well, I'll tell you how: with another idea!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Seems like a NYS drivers license should not be enough to fly commercial anymore.


45 posted on 06/18/2019 10:21:31 AM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: SeekAndFind

So, most Uber drivers will ne illegals?


46 posted on 06/18/2019 11:52:48 AM PDT by NetAddicted (Just looking)
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To: SeekAndFind

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??)


47 posted on 06/18/2019 11:53:13 AM PDT by Bringbackthedraft
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To: Vince Ferrer

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.


48 posted on 06/18/2019 12:19:12 PM PDT by outpostinmass2
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To: SeekAndFind

[ Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday night signed legislation granting driver’s 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.


49 posted on 06/18/2019 12:42:13 PM PDT by SaveFerris (Luke 17:28 ... as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold ......)
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To: M Kehoe
[I believe the U.S. won’t make it pass 2050.]

That may be 20+ years optimistic. And of course, Global WarmingTM.
50 posted on 06/18/2019 12:45:06 PM PDT by SaveFerris (Luke 17:28 ... as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold ......)
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To: SeekAndFind

Wonder if they will be required to have liability insurance or will the taxpayers fund that as well?

Damn commies.


51 posted on 06/18/2019 1:59:49 PM PDT by A Voice (As it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be in the end times.)
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To: SeekAndFind

(There are a lot of County Clerks in upstate NY that have refused to issue ID’s of any type to illegals, I respect their stance, but that won’t stop them.)

EXCERPT:

Rensselaer County Clerk Frank Merola says if the legislation passes, he won’t abide by the law!

“I’m 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.

LINK: https://cbs6albany.com/news/local/frank-merola-rensselaer-county-undocumented-immigrants-licenses


52 posted on 06/18/2019 3:08:37 PM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: RideForever; SeekAndFind; All

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.


53 posted on 06/18/2019 5:44:08 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: 1Old Pro

i have a yr and eight months before retirement


54 posted on 06/18/2019 7:34:12 PM PDT by AbolishCSEU (Amount of "child" support paid is inversely proportionate to mo"tther's actual parenting of children)
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To: SeekAndFind

NY’s electoral votes should not be counted if they’re going to pull this sh.


55 posted on 06/18/2019 9:00:43 PM PDT by virgil (The evil that men do lives after them)
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To: SeekAndFind

I’m so tired of Leftist traitors.


56 posted on 06/18/2019 9:38:26 PM PDT by Crucial
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To: SeekAndFind

Why not give them $50k a year...too????


57 posted on 06/18/2019 9:45:32 PM PDT by Osage Orange (Whiskey Tango Foxtrot)
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To: gleeaikin

... because they can’t get a driver’s license


Wait, they don’t drive in their countries of origin? Then why do they expect to drive here?


58 posted on 06/19/2019 12:14:42 PM PDT by RideForever
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To: RideForever; All

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.


59 posted on 06/21/2019 12:20:07 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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