Green Light NY: Driving Together
We advocated for the Green Light NY: Driving Together! campaign to expand access to drivers’ licenses to all New Yorkers, regardless of immigration status. There are 12 STATES nationwide that already offer licenses to undocumented drivers; New York is falling behind California and Washington and our neighbors Connecticut and Vermont as a national leader on immigrant rights. Immigrant access to drivers’ license are urgently needed. Without licenses, immigrants cannot drive to work or buy groceries or take their children to school or the hospital.
When immigrants don’t have access to licenses, a routine traffic stop can lead to deportation and the separation of families. Moreover, extended licenses to immigrants will make our roads safer and lead to a stronger New York economy.
New York has expanded access to driver’s licenses in NY State! The Green Light law has gone into effect. Read more about it at Green Light NY: Driving Together. Thank you to everyone for all of your support!