Skip to comments.New York makes it a felony for law enforcement to share DMV information with ICE or DHS
Posted on 05/25/2020 8:00:47 PM PDT by bitt
While police in New York have been enforcing social distancing and stay-at-home orders in the last few weeks of the coronavirus pandemic, the state effectively worked to criminalize part of their jobs.
A U.S. Attorney in New York accused Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo of legislating obstruction with a law that bans police from sharing Department of Motor Vehicles information with federal immigration agencies. New Yorks Green Light Law was passed last year allowing a drivers license to anyone without legal immigration status, and now the approved 2020 budget has added an eyebrow-raising amendment.
While the Green Light Law prohibited the sharing of DMV information with the Department of Homeland Security or Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Cuomos 2020 budget passed last month as all eyes were on the coronavirus crisis, now makes that sharing of information by any law enforcement officer a class E Felony, according to WKBW.
Border Patrol for example, working the highway in the middle of the night and pulls over a vehicle, they cant run the plates to determine who owns that vehicle, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of New York J.P. Kennedy told WKBW.
I think its legislating obstruction and its very concerning to me, Kennedy added.
The law was originally criticized for preventing ICE and federal immigration authorities from doing their jobs, as it required that the states DMV commissioner shall not disclose or make accessible in any manner records or information from the DMV to any agency that primarily enforces immigration law.
Republican state legislators earlier this year demanded that the law, which was approved last June and took effect in December 2019, be repealed. Washington County, New York Sheriff Jeffrey Murphy slammed the law on Fox News back in February.
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I thought felonys were federal laws, not state?
Note to Cuomo:
Cooperation is a two-way street.
You are screaming for Federal help with your $13 Billion budget shortfall...
Well then how about no future federal funding for the state of New York.
However, I hate to penalize the struggling people in the rest of the state, so maybe just NYC.
There are plenty of state felony crimes.
The social fabric and legal structure of our society is unraveling. I honestly don’t see any way to stop it. This is an engineered descent into chaos.
Not long ago I said the US had become an affluent banana republic. Well, now that’s changed. We’re just a banana republic.
If illegals couldn’t vote the Dems would not be giving them so much.
NY to ICE: You ain’t got no right to look at our voter registrations of illegals.
Many states have turned into a “police state” with a Pharaoh spirit. “Let my people go” ought to be the state motto for some. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PkMC7O1lq0&list=TLPQMjYwNTIwMjBaC9N-EcrJzA&index=2
New York has an engine. The engine has been shut down.
Good luck Andrew.
COVID couldn’t happen to a better city. EFF EM
They get what they deserve with their protecting criminals and running off tax payers and businesses.
Let Cuomo and his fellow Marxists sink while trying to support their illegal aliens and every other dreg walking their streets...
Refuse the citizens of New York access to flights and other states without a passport.
NYC has descended into self-inflicted metal illness.
They need to just put a bullet in their head and end it...but there’s still money/power to be garnered from pampering ILLEGALS so, not. quite. yet. :(
I sincerely PRAY for those of you in Upstate NY. Such a beautiful, fertile countryside filled with hard-working, productive, genuine people. :)
Reminds me of Illinois and how Chicago sucks the rest of the state dry. And Wisconsin with our trouble spots of Dane and Milwaukee Counties.
Socialist Democrats are Evil. 100% EVIL!
Boogaloo. Get ready.
I’m not one of these CWII is coming types.
But stuff like this is outright defiance of the Federal Government.
All so one very corrupt political party can gain more power.
states have misdemeanors and felonies
federal has misdemeanors and felonies
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