March 18, 2019. This article discusses the results of a poll conducted by Siena College the found that 61 percent of New York voters do not support allowing undocumented immigrants access to driver’s licenses. The article goes on to note that the poll also found that 49 percent of Democrats support issuing driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants, while 84 percent of Republicans and 71 percent of Independents oppose it. The author highlights the efforts of the New York City Comptroller and FPI to support expanding access to driver’s licenses by releasing two separate reports that highlight the benefits that New York State could expect if they passed a bill.
A majority of New York State voters, according to a newly released Siena College poll, overwhelmingly oppose illegal immigrants receiving driver’s licenses.
Sixty-one percent of New York voters say they do not believe non-citizens should receive driver’s licenses. While 49 percent of Democrats support issuing driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants, 84 percent of Republicans and 71 percent of Independents oppose such a policy.
New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer is an advocate for the measure.
“For many of us, a driver’s license is nothing more than a piece of plastic tucked in between our credit cards, but for undocumented immigrants it means better job opportunities, a safe way to get your child to school, and to the hospital in an emergency – all without fear of deportation during a routine traffic stop,” Stringer said at a rally with Fiscal Policy Institute (FPI) officials in Manhattan last month, according to The New York Post.
Stringer and FPI pointed to reports that showed the state would rack up extra money totaling $9.6 million through additional driver’s license fees.
Here is the link to The Daily Caller.