Ignoring voters and GOP, NY Dems pass drivers license law

Friday, June 21, 2019
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Chad Groening (OneNewsNow.com)

NYC trafficNew York lawmakers are going against the will of their own citizens by giving drivers’ licenses to illegal aliens, warns an immigration watchdog.

The state of New York has become the 13th state to authorize drivers licenses for illegal aliens.

Ignoring the complaints of the Republican minority, who said the state would reward people who are breaking federal laws, Democrats introduced the legislation that was signed June 17 by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Ira Mehlman, a spokesman for the Federation for American Immigration Reform, tells OneNewsNow that a poll showed New Yorkers opposed the new law days before the state Assembly was set to vote on the measure.

Mehlman was likely referring to a poll conducted by Siena College Research Institute, which sampled 812 New York voters, The Wall Street Journal reported.

Mehlman

Fifty-three percent oppose the law and 41 percent support it.

“Even in New York City,” Mehlman says of that famously liberal city, “it was a dead even split: 46 [percent] in favor 45 [percent] opposed.”

According to The Associated Press, Gov. Cuomo has publicly expressed concerns not about the new law but that federal immigration officials would use the drivers license data to locate illegal aliens --- “immigrants” according to the AP --- for deportation.

Cuomo also expressed doubt that the Democrat-led Senate would pass the measure but it did pass, narrowly, 33-29.

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