90 Miles From Tyranny : New York passes law granting driver’s licenses to illegal aliens, but vows to hide data from feds

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

New York passes law granting driver’s licenses to illegal aliens, but vows to hide data from feds

In a move that could greatly backfire on him, on Monday New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed into law a bill that grants illegal aliens the right to obtain a driver’s license. The move came shortly after the Democrat-led New York Senate approved the controversial measure 33-29.

“The vote ended months of uncertainty at the state Capitol, where Democratic lawmakers in marginal districts struggled with the controversial bill as legislative leaders weighed whether it had enough support to pass,” the Democrat and Chronicle reported.

Slated to take effect in 180 days, the bill will not only grant illegals access to drivers’ licenses but also allow them to apply for a license by using “foreign documents such as passports,” according to the Rochester newspaper.

New York Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins issued a statement praising the vote as the “right step forward for New York state.”

“Today, we passed legislation restoring the right for all qualified drivers to obtain drivers licenses regardless of immigration status,” she said. “By passing this needed legislation, we are growing our economy while at the same time making our roads safer. This is the right step forward for New York State as we continue to advocate for comprehensive...

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