Saratoga County opposes licenses for undocumented immigrants

April 18, 2019. This article reports that Saratoga county supervisors on Tuesday approved a resolution opposing state legislation that could allow undocumented immigrants to receive driver’s licenses.

“The board has concerns with the proposed state legislation that would weaken identification requirements for individuals applying for a New York State ID card or driver’s license,” said Board of Supervisors’ Chairman Kevin Tollisen, R-Halfmoon. “The board supports current state law that gives the privilege of a driver’s license to those who are here legally as defined by federal law.”

“However you may feel about immigration, this proposal is just good common sense,” said David Dyssegaard Kallick, deputy director of the Fiscal Policy Institute. “It’s best for all of us when everyone on the road is tested, licensed and insured.”

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