(Tea Party 247) – New York is continuing its transformation into a total liberal dystopia. In June, the “Driver’s License Access and Privacy Act” was passed by the state’s General Assembly. The amendment, passed with an 87/61 vote, would essentially give illegal aliens access to drivers licenses. How can anybody possibly think this is a good idea? It’s truly amazing the lengths Dems are willing to go to put illegal aliens on a pedestal.
The law is set to go into effect in less than a month but luckily not everyone in NY is on board with this idiotic law. County clerks are pushing back and rightfully so.
County clerks in New York are mounting a revolt against a law which will enable illegal aliens to obtain driver’s licenses.
The “Driver’s License Access and Privacy Act” is set to go into effect on Dec. 14th, but some county clerks say they will refuse to issue licenses to illegal aliens, and may even report applicants to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), according to the New York Times.
“If you come into my facility and you have done something illegal, it is my obligation to report you to the appropriate authorities, whether you’re a citizen or not,” said Allegany County clerk Robert L. Christman.
At least four county clerks have reportedly announced they do not plan to comply with the so-called ‘Green Light Law.’
“Although in most states the Department of Motor Vehicles is administered by state agents, in upstate New York these duties frequently fall on county clerks, many of whom are elected,” the Times reports.
“If they deliver on their threats, the clerks could face repercussions: Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo could remove dissenting clerks from office or yank D.M.V. responsibilities away from their counties, which keep a small percentage of the revenue they collect for handling these services.
It’s truly mind-boggling how these county clerks could face potential repercussions for upholding federal law. Since when do state laws trump federal laws? This is utter lunacy. Naturally, Gov. Cuomo declined to comment on the matter, according to NewsWars.
What is the incentive to go through the proper channels to become a citizen for those who wish to come here? It’s bad enough that we have sanctuary cities where illegal aliens can flee to once getting across the border or overstaying their welcome. Now we have New York offering up driver’s licenses.
Not all NY lawmakers were on board with this ridiculous bill. Thomas O’Mara, a state Senator (R) has criticized the legislation and pointed a finger a Gov. Cuomo and his band of merry Democrats, accusing them of turning NY into a “haven for lawbreakers,” according to NewsWars.
“It is a radical, irresponsible, and reckless agenda,” O’Mara said in a statement. “I warned before this new legislative session even started that this state would be turned upside down at breakneck speed. Following outrageous parole releases and other questionable actions in the name of ‘criminal justice,’ the next step is to reward lawbreaking illegal immigrants with a government-issued driver’s license.”
“It puts overall public safety and security at risk, imposes another unfunded mandates on counties, and asks local, law-abiding public servants to break the law.”
Strong words that unfortunately seem to have no effect on the actions of Dems in the state who value the “plight” of the illegal alien over the laws of the very country they supposedly serve.