Gov. Cuomo Approves Bill Allowing Undocumented Immigrants Apply for Driver’s Licenses


In addition, David said, “Governor Cuomo has supported this policy for over a decade. The key to this bill is not the political intent but the legal effect. We hope the Attorney General’s assessment is correct for the safety of the thousands of undocumented individuals who are relying on her legal opinion.”

On Monday night, the Governor’s senior adviser Rich Azzopardi confirmed that the legislation has been signed.

Green Light bill will help improve road safety in New York

In a statement, Sepúlveda said, “This legislation will not only provide undocumented immigrants with a legal solution to obtain a driver’s license, but its positive impacts will include significant economic growth, improved road safety, and it will keep hardworking families together. Millions of dollars will be raised in revenue, auto insurance premiums will decrease, and local economies will see a boom as earnings and spending increase.”

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He added, “In a time when immigrants are being scapegoated for every ill in our country, this is our opportunity for New York State to show our courage and strength, and stand up for the marginalized communities. For economic, safety, and moral reasons, our communities deserve the Green Light Bill.”