Undocumented Immigrants Wait Several Hours To Apply For New York Driver’s Licenses
Undocumented immigrants are now able to apply for driver’s licenses under New York’s Green Light Law, which went into effect on Monday.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the law in June, allowing anyone to apply for a driver’s license regardless of their immigration status and does not require the applicant to have a Social Security number. They are required to get a permit and pass the road test to qualify for a driver’s license.
New York is the 13th state to allow this practice. Some say this new law will make the roads safer.
The line of people at the Department of Motor Vehicles wrapped around the building in Queens, New York, on Monday morning.
This is the line outside a @nysdmv office in #Queens . About a 100 most #undocumentedimmigrants applying for a drivers license for the first time bc #greenlightlaw is now in effect. pic.twitter.com/BYKoRjbIz4— Rocco Vertuccio (@RoccoNY1) December 16, 2019
Undocumented Americans can apply for a driver’s license throughout New York from today!— BebopSpaceCowgirl 🌈💖💚❤️💙💜 (@jomareewade) December 16, 2019
Good news for immigrants, safer roads for everyone#GreenLightLaw #GreenLightNY
Clip from Spectrum News, NY1 #MorningsOn1 pic.twitter.com/1oV7MMbixp
You missed down the Whitestone Expressway Svce Rd and around 31st ave. pic.twitter.com/PhDGAoNtyb— Chris Lubben (@ClLubben) December 16, 2019