Rep. Espaillat endorses New York State measure for driver’s licenses regardless of immigration status

April 8, 2019. This article reports that Rep. Adriano Espaillat, the first Dominican-American member of Congress and himself a former undocumented immigrant, wrote Gov. Cuomo, state Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie a letter expressing his support to allow the state to issue driver’s licenses to people regardless of their immigration status — including those who are undocumented..

“According to the Fiscal Policy Institute, the influx of one-time driver’s license and vehicle registration fees could bring the state as much as $24 million. It would also bring recurring annual revenues of $28 million to the state and $21 million to local jurisdictions,” Espaillat wrote, adding that it would also save drivers money on their auto insurance.

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