Driver’s Licenses for Immigrants Passes in NY Assembly

Steve Choi of the NY Immigration Coalition speaking in Albany.

Today, the Green Light Coalition and state lawmakers hailed the
Assembly’s historic passage of legislation that would make New York the 13th state to allow undocumented immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses and called on the Senate to take up the bill before legislative session ends next week.

Steve Choi, executive director of the New York Immigration Coalition, convener of the Greenlight Coalition said:

“We applaud Speaker Heastie and the Assembly for doing the right thing and passing the Green Light NY bill that will bring hundreds of thousands of immigrants out from the shadows and make New York’s
roads safer. Our Democrat state Senate was elected by the people for these kinds of votes and call on Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Deputy Leader Mike Gianaris to bring the bill to the floor for a vote. We also urge Gov. Cuomo to put his political muscle behind his stated support for the bill and help bring this issue over the finish line.”