Crouch Pushes Back against Legislation Aimed at Issuing Drivers Licenses to Undocumented Immigrants
Assemblyman Clifford W. Crouch (R-Bainbridge) pushed back against the recent announcement by state Majority politicians to move forward with a bill known as the Green Light bill which aims to issue drivers licenses to undocumented immigrants in New York State. According to a Siena Poll taken in March, 61% of New Yorkers oppose the idea.
We should not be issuing drivers licenses to individuals who are here illegally, said Crouch. This isnt about being for or against immigration; this is about following and enforcing our laws, plain and simple. We as a nation and state have laws in place for a reason; we should not be rewarding individuals who break them. I am fully supportive of immigration and extending the right to drivers licenses to people who immigrate to New York, but it should only be a privilege extended to individuals who have gone through the proper process of becoming a citizen and are here legally.