A New York county clerk expressed deep concern over the state’s new law allowing illegal aliens to obtain driver’s licenses, arguing that such a law risks public safety and paves the way for voter fraud.
New York’s Democratic-controlled state legislature passed earlier this year what’s known as the “Green Light” bill, legislation that allows New Yorkers to apply for a driver’s license without a Social Security number. The bill deems foreign documentation as valid, allowing illegal aliens to apply with a foreign passport. The Green Light law — which the governor signed and recently survived a courtroom challenge — officially went into effect Saturday.
However, numerous country clerks across New York are dismayed at the new law and contend it opens the door to voter fraud, identify theft and even terrorism.