New York State Would Receive $57M Revenue Boost if Undocumented Immigrants Had Driver’s Licenses, Reports Show

January 30, 2017. FPI and New York City Comptroller, Scott Stringer, released two separate reports examining the economic benefit of granting driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants.

Letting unauthorized immigrants in New York City get driver’s licenses would generate $9.6 million in fees for the state’s coffers, boost car sales and lower insurance premiums, a new analysis by City Controller Scott Stringer found.

The statewide effects of such a policy would be $57 million a year in total revenue for all levels of government, according to another report by the Fiscal Policy Institute set to be released Tuesday along with Stringer’s study.

Here’s the link to the New York Daily News.