People wanted in the cold and rain for hours to apply ….
Most have been in the New York area for decades and had no way to obtain a license …
They do NOT have to list a social security number….
And to actually get the license?
They will have to obtain a permit and pass a road test…
The new law will result in long lines…
But will earn New York State millions in revenue….
12 state’s have the same policy as New York and New Jersey will do the same shortly…
Hours-long lines greeted thousands of people outside Department of Motor Vehicles offices across the state on Monday.
For the first time, undocumented immigrants living in New York are allowed to apply for a driver’s license
A recent poll released by Siena College shows more than 50 percent of New Yorkers surveyed were against allowing undocumented immigrants to get driver’s licenses. However, traffic lawyer John Mazzella said that’s not stopping them. He has never seen such long lines.
“So as long as you haven’t been arrested or had any problems in New York state involving driving, you can apply for and usually receive a New York state driver’s license,” Mazzella said.
Applicants must still get a permit and pass a road test to qualify for a standard driver’s license.
Late Monday afternoon, the New Jersey Legislature passed bills to expand access to driver’s licenses regardless of immigration status, age or gender identity. The bill is next expected to go to Gov. Phil Murphy….