There are some patriots in upstate New York. DMV clerks in upstate New York said they refuse to give driver's licenses to illegal immigrants, despite the signing of the Green Light Bill into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo.
When the bill was signed, it promised those who have entered this country illegally the right to have a driver's license.
According to a report from The New York Post, there have been clerks in Rensselaer, Allegany, Erie, and Niagara counties that have refused to give a license to anyone who has not entered this country legally.
New York State's attorney general is reiterating her defense of the Green Light Bill amid opposition from several county clerks. https://t.co/1bhrIoF91N
— News 4, WIVB-TV (@news4buffalo) June 20, 2019
The Green Light Bill doesn't go into effect for six months. On top of that, it clashes with the Constitution and federal law.
“In the memo of the bill, they talk about the reason why they’re passing this bill is to make sure that people who are here illegally can get to and from work,” Eric County Clerk Kerns said to The Post.
“It is illegal to hire people in the state of New York or anywhere that are here illegally.”
Rensselaer County Executive Steve McLaughlin pointed out that, “All this is by design, and I’m guaranteeing within a year, they’re going to start to say let’s just let them vote, they’re here anyway.”
There have been polls that show New York State residents oppose illegal immigrants being able to vote.
McLaughlin is filing a suit in federal court to keep the Green Light Bill from being implemented.
— Melissa Lee (@MelissaLeeOnTV) June 20, 2019
In six months when the bill goes into effect, it will be interesting to see if these clerks face consequences if they keep fighting. They will be fighting to make sure this bill isn't implemented in the meantime. It's very likely Governor Cuomo himself could step in and have them stripped of their position if they don't cooperate.