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Old Yesterday, 08:36 PM
 
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At this rate, in a few years they will want passports too.

https://nypost.com/2019/02/15/advoca...NcxJgfjFn29Des



Advocates push to get illegal immigrants NY driversí licenses

Advocates opened a new push Friday to get driversí licenses for illegal immigrants now that the entire state government is controlled by Democrats.

Comptroller Scott Stringer, immigrant advocate groups and the nonprofit Fiscal Policy Institute rallied in Lower Manhattan to support a bill first introduced in 2017 by Assemblyman Francisco Moya (D-Queens) authorizing the licenses, saying the government would also benefit.

At the time, the state Senate was controlled by Republicans and the bill didnít advance.

Stringer and FPI officials cited reports issued two years earlier estimating the state would rack up a lump sum of $9.6 million through additional driverís license fees while auto sales would increase by 2.7 percent. The stateís coffers would also be boosted annually through registration and other fees.

ďFor many of us, a driverís license is nothing more than a piece of plastic tucked in between our credit cards, but for undocumented immigrants it means better job opportunities, a safe way to get your child to school, and to the hospital in an emergency Ė all without fear of deportation during a routine traffic stop,Ē said Stringer.

Stringer said there are about 525,000 undocumented immigrants in the city and 150,000 would apply for licenses if they became available.

A dozen states and Washington, DC, already allow undocumented immigrants to apply for driverís licenses.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo also supports the bill. Former Gov. Eliot Spitzer in 2007 pushed for the licenses but backed off after a firestorm of opposition amid terrorism concerns.
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Old Today, 05:03 AM
 
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Is this part of congestion pricing? The initiatives seem misaligned.
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Old Today, 05:06 AM
 
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Do they mean a State ID?
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Old Today, 07:29 AM
 
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Do they mean a State ID?
The article clearly states license and how many new car registration there would be. There is no mistake as to what they want!
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Old Today, 07:53 AM
 
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Can an illegal immigrant obtain car insurance?
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Old Today, 08:04 AM
 
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150k more drivers on the street? Sounds like a great idea
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Old Today, 10:01 AM
 
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"'[...] all without fear of deportation during a routine traffic stop,' said Stringer."

If you're in this country illegally you SHOULD fear deportation. End of story.

I swear, I am a bleeding heart liberal but this is the ONE subject where I am as conservative as they come. It's such a flagrant disregard for our country's laws that it's shocking to me.
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Old Today, 10:10 AM
 
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This is little more than a disingenuous first step to allow illegals to vote. Same as in California.
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Old Today, 10:23 AM
 
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"'[...] all without fear of deportation during a routine traffic stop,' said Stringer."

If you're in this country illegally you SHOULD fear deportation. End of story.

I swear, I am a bleeding heart liberal but this is the ONE subject where I am as conservative as they come. It's such a flagrant disregard for our country's laws that it's shocking to me.
I agree with you 100%.
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Old Today, 10:26 AM
 
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"'[...] all without fear of deportation during a routine traffic stop,' said Stringer."

If you're in this country illegally you SHOULD fear deportation. End of story.

I swear, I am a bleeding heart liberal but this is the ONE subject where I am as conservative as they come. It's such a flagrant disregard for our country's laws that it's shocking to me.
Personally I don't care that they're here, BUT it really bothers me that these ultra liberals keep advocating for special privileges for illegals. Hell no, they should not be driving at all.
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