The River: Will New York’s Green Light Law Get the Green Light Everywhere?
One of the most notable wins among the raft of progressive policies passed this summer in the New York State legislature was the Driver’s License Access and Privacy Act, better known as the Green Light bill, which made the state one of 13 to allow undocumented immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses. In addition to improving quality of life, proponents of the bill argue that it will provide an economic boost and help undocumented people avoid potential deportation for minor traffic offenses. It’s currently scheduled to go into effect on December 14.
“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 keeping hardworking families together,” said Senator Luis Sepúlveda (D-Bronx), the bill’s sponsor. Read the full story at The River.