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LAST WEEK'S QUESTION:
The St. Lawrence County Legislature on Monday night passed a bill opposing the so-called “Green Light Bill” in Albany, which would grant driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants. According to information from greenlightnewyork.gov, undocumented immigrants would be able to apply for a standard driver’s license. They will not be eligible to apply for a REAL ID-compliant or enhanced license. For more, see story here.
Do you support undocumented immigrants being able to apply for a standard driver’s license?
1.4% -- Unsure
Total responses: 510
Here are your comments:
No! The Democrats want to give them everything so eventually they will vote for them. God bless this country and Trump. Keep America safe!
7/14/2019 6:28 PM
Anyone that broke into the Country or overstayed their visa should not be rewarded with a driver license. A license is only a privilege and not even a right for citizens, let alone non-documented aliens who have broken the law by even residing here!
7/14/2019 4:13 PM
What part of “illegal” don’t politicians understand?
7/14/2019 3:53 PM
No way immigrants have more rights than Americans who have to work to support the lazy welfare bums in good old St. Lawrence Co.
7/14/2019 1:47 PM
Cuomo Sucks, Liberals suck
7/14/2019 12:31 PM
Personally, I'm sick and tired of this Immigrant crap. All this activity on our Southern Border makes a joke of what the Statue Of Liberty is all about. Come in legally, get a job where they can support themselves, apply for citizenship and then get drivers license, buy a car, rent a house and contribute to America like all working class citizens do. Don't give them illegals free medical that I have to pay for, don't let them qualify for entitlement programs. Look at and read about our own homeless that are pretty well encamped in our cities like LA, San Francisco etc. We have our own problems without adding millions more to the problem. Its all simple, its nothing but buying votes on our dollar. If you love this country you had better not vote for a Democrat next time around.
7/14/2019 9:30 AM
In the first place, illegal aliens shouldn't be here. In the second place, though illegal aliens have no voting rights, they could use the ID at the ballot box, disenfranchising U.S. citizens' votes.
7/14/2019 9:10 AM
What part of illegal alien don't you understand? They are not in this country legally.
7/14/2019 8:12 AM
I'm a long time believer that all out of country visitors should, by law, have to register, upon entering the USA.
7/14/2019 7:45 AM
voter ID Now!
7/14/2019 5:53 AM
7/13/2019 10:17 PM
Our leaders in Albany need to research the meaning of undocumented immigrants. They have no rights.
7/13/2019 9:03 PM
Undocumented, same as illegal aliens should not be allowed a driver's license or any other benefit. Most cannot even speak English.
7/13/2019 3:30 PM
No, What's next after they have their license, is the state of New York going to pay for their insurance too ? I am sure they will find a way for them to drive for free, give them some gas cards too. Time to start voting these clowns out . What a Joke they are making out of New York State. Thanks again Andy
7/13/2019 11:31 AM
No I don't support undocumented immigrants to have driver licenses. I am very "open minded" in most controversial cases but feel we have to take a stand!
7/13/2019 10:25 AM
Many immigrants are trapped. Living and working in the same place waiting on rides from others. More mobility means more money in sales tax, and spent in local business. As long as they are insured, I don't care.
7/13/2019 10:22 AM
The driver's license is their license to vote. That's exactally what the Democrats want!!
7/13/2019 7:43 AM
We are not obligated to take in and support another nations castoffs,that steal their way in like thieves in the night.
7/13/2019 6:49 AM
7/13/2019 5:51 AM
To give the undocumented a drivers license would be giving them a reward for breaking the law. Instead of figuring out how to give them driving privileges, Albany should be looking at ways to insure they go through the documentation process.
7/12/2019 8:33 PM
If there not legal why should they have a license ... this crap has to stop, we need to go back to the 60s and 70s when people still had pride in themselves and proud to be an American .we only needed the one flag .
7/12/2019 6:00 PM
7/12/2019 4:03 PM
When I renewed my CDL recently I was told I needed my birth certificate. When I asked why , I was told I had to prove I was a citizen of this country after 63 years of living here. Now this idiot in Albany wants to give licenses to illegal intruders to garner himself more votes !
7/12/2019 1:45 PM
Illegals should not be entitled to any benefits whatsoever. If they came here that way, they're on their own. If I up and decided to move to France, I would not expect a handout there. Besides, how can they even afford a vehicle? And if a business is hiring them to drive a company car, how come that level of employment is being given to someone who is breaking the law? 100+ years ago the people that came here got jobs, learned to speak English, and blended in to become Americans. Illegals are needy people and we have enough of those already!
7/12/2019 11:57 AM
They give too much to illegals now. How about taking care of the taxpayer for a change. Lets get rid of the morons running Albany and put some common sense back into running our state.
7/12/2019 11:31 AM
Licensed drivers are always the best way for motorists driving on all streets and highways. Deny people the ability to get a license, and now you have people that need to get to work. They will drive without a license. And then they get stopped and it's court time and police involvement and the money that is now involved, that we the taxpayers support, is something that could be avoided. And they won't be insured. Think about this.
7/12/2019 9:25 AM
Undocumented is another word for Illegal
7/12/2019 8:56 AM
They may not buy car insurance and a hazard to others.
7/12/2019 8:43 AM
7/12/2019 7:51 AM
7/12/2019 7:23 AM
People here illegally should have no privileges afforded to citizens. This is one step down the slope allowing them to vote.
7/12/2019 6:20 AM
What to heck, how does one get into the United States without documents? undocumented is illegal and is a punishable offense. What is wrong with this country, we don't take care of our own how do we take care of illegals?
7/12/2019 6:04 AM
We've got kids in cages at the southern border, an opioid addiction crisis, Russian bots and social media spies duping our politically conservative and progressive fringes into shrill screaming over total bullshit, fabricated trade war, Climate Change that will see massive population and resource shifts in the next 50 years and this what we are focusing our energy on? Really America? Can we stop giving a crap about pointless bs like who is flying what flag and if someone has to mark that they are a citizen on the census? We have real things to think about.
7/11/2019 10:44 PM
Doesn't this just make a big problem bigger...find a way to get them documented and made citizens
7/11/2019 8:45 PM
People who are not even supposed to be in our country, should receive nothing that legitimizes their stay here, illegal aliens should return to their own countries until they can return legally, if they in fact get accepted to return to our country.
7/11/2019 8:22 PM
I'd say yes if it allows us to catch them and ship them out..
7/11/2019 5:20 PM
7/11/2019 4:29 PM
7/11/2019 3:37 PM
Deport the illegals.
7/11/2019 3:27 PM
Deportation is the only solution to help repair the financial problems they have caused in every state of our nation. ie.schools, social services, medical.
7/11/2019 3:27 PM
No, I don’t support illegal aliens applying for driver's licenses! But then again I hear ICE is using the licenses to find illegals, so that makes it ok.
7/11/2019 2:19 PM
Liberal policies are developed to purchase votes, not to advance the country's interests. They've become a joke.
7/11/2019 1:49 PM
They are illegals and shouldn`t be allowed to break the law. The government should start worrying more about taking care of Americans first. Seems like they are worry more about illegal migrants than they do about the legal law-abiding Americans. Republicans and Democrats do not care about regular Americans just the rich and the illegals get preferential treatment with our government.
7/11/2019 12:46 PM
The roads will be safer.
7/11/2019 12:24 PM
Once this is implemented then it will be ‘unequal’ or ‘unfair’ not to give them the rest. Meanwhile the ‘dot’ police continue to use deception on average taxpayers
7/11/2019 12:05 PM
How many undocumented immigrants have passed classes to learn to drive? How many people have to be injured or worse by "undocumented" immigrant drivers? How about common sense?
7/11/2019 11:49 AM
Such a license sends the message that NY doesn't care about Federal law. Such a license also risks illegal immigrants being able to register and vote illegally in elections. It is a bad idea all the way around.
7/11/2019 11:14 AM
What are the pros/cons - benefits/fears. 13 other states have similar legislation -why? has it been beneficial for them. I don't see many negatives for allowing a driving license. Maybe it will make them more responsible drivers - seems to me that it would give them a sense of responsibility and give the law enforcement a means of documenting/tracking problem people.
7/11/2019 11:07 AM
It's a good question, but I'm sure the comments are going to be full of inflammatory vitriol. That said,aren't there bigger fish to fry than someone driving down the road, undocumented or not? The planet is on fire, and we've got like 15 years left on this mud ball. Every day that passes more irreparable damage is done to the environment and its creatures. Can we please focus on something more important than ourselves??
7/11/2019 9:35 AM
Undocumented is just a euphemism for illegal entry. I have nothing against immigrants, but they need to do the proper paperwork like everyone else.
7/11/2019 9:06 AM
If you're not legally here there's no reason you should be able to legally, or illegally drive a car here. Mitch McConnell needs to stop blocking government in general, and let immigration reform happen. As far as the county legislature goes one only needs to say "Rita Curran" to sum all that up.
7/11/2019 9:06 AM
The immigrants ALL need to be deported,The USA can't even afford are own people!!!!!!
7/11/2019 8:41 AM
It’s best if they have at least passed the minimal requirements of getting a license
7/11/2019 8:37 AM
I wonder what documentation is required of an "undocumented" person to prove identity, address, age and so forth? Is that not a requirement of all? Gov. Cuomo is playing politics as always.
7/11/2019 8:36 AM
undocumented means wall jumper. Send them back!!!
7/11/2019 8:09 AM
I would say yes, if we were going to use the information to send them back so they could immigrate legally... why do we continue to support criminals?
7/11/2019 7:29 AM
What part of illegal do people not understand. Become a legal immigrant and I'm all for you earning your way. Illegal, see ya....
7/11/2019 7:27 AM
Undocumented = illegal
7/11/2019 7:27 AM
What the hell happened to being a legal citizen in this country. This is ridiculous and really how many of them do you think will actually apply, and this makes them eligible for voting?
7/11/2019 7:01 AM
7/11/2019 6:21 AM
One more avenue for Democrats to get illegal immigrants to vote!
7/11/2019 2:54 AM
If we Legal American citizens have to follow the Rules, why do Undocumented Not Have to?? Who ever came up with the idea to let undocumented immigrants break the laws we legals abide by needs their head examined you are an idiot!
7/11/2019 12:09 AM
If you are not here legally, you should not be here.
7/10/2019 8:20 PM
i personally do not support any special privileges of any kind for anyone willing to be here illegally. Time to quit pussy-footing around by calling these people "undocumented". Lets call them what they are, unprocessed criminals.
7/10/2019 7:50 PM
they are illegal!!! what the hell!! they dont need a licence tell them to go back where they came from !! they are illegal whats the problem albany oh our stupid gov, he's the problem so he can get the votes give illegal's licence's and voting privleges to NYC prisioner's who have lost all right's vote him OUT or make us a split state
7/10/2019 3:21 PM
No! Are you kidding me! What is this great country coming to? Illegal means against the law. If you are in this country and are undocumented then it is an illegal act. For those Liberals that do not understand ... send them packing to wherever they came from. And come to this nation the right way like countless others have done for decades. No Liberal shortcuts...morons!
7/10/2019 3:16 PM
7/10/2019 3:00 PM
Come on NY we need change from the governor Cuomo on own drain the swamp
7/10/2019 2:53 PM
What part of illegal don't they get? These people are criminals! They are here illegally! They get none of the right and privileges that law abiding Americans have!
7/10/2019 2:19 PM
Crazy stuff happening in this country nowadays. Financial crisis caused by these illegal aliens is an emergency! Enforce our laws!
7/10/2019 1:41 PM
Get real, put them in jail. The Dems need to go to Russia and stay that is what they want here
7/10/2019 1:34 PM
In order to obtain a license they would be subject to the same instruction and testing protocols as any other new driver in the state. They’re driving now without a license. Net result, the roads will be safer for everyone.
7/10/2019 12:57 PM
Give them SSN and then make them citizens, they want to work let them.
7/10/2019 12:39 PM
If they work and pay taxes they should be able to drive.
7/10/2019 12:16 PM
Thank you to our legislators. Someone has to stand up to our tyrant governor. Aren’t we sick and tired of giving to undocumented aliens. Let’s take care of our own first. Now can we all see how bad it is with dems running this state.
7/10/2019 10:30 AM
They can only get insurance if they have a license. We have plenty of citizens who drive without insurance.
7/10/2019 9:23 AM
7/10/2019 8:29 AM
Let them pay the fees and insurance like the rest of us. They're driving anyway, not having a license doesn't stop people from driving, it just lets them do it for free while the rest of us pay NYS for the privilege. These people should be encouraged to get documented and seek citizenship, but until that happens, let them pay like the rest of us. It's not like there are giant gangs of undocumented immigrants just waiting for this opportunity - lol - it's just a way to make them pay for the same "privilege" the rest of us do. A way for the state and county to take in more money - you don't have trouble spending our money, so don't turn away a revenue source!
7/10/2019 8:07 AM
It seems the only people who want "illegal aliens" to have a driver's license are the people who allow them here in the first place. Democrats It also appears that democrats care more about "illegal aliens" than they do about American citizens and I'm sure this will show in future elections. If you like open borders, sanctuary cities and states, vote democrat.
7/10/2019 7:44 AM
No! With what we as natural born legal born New York State citizens have to provide for the privilege of a drivers license that's right you read it correctly "privilege". I personally don't think criminals should be able to receive license just because they committed a crime. I totally oppose rewarding criminals. But that seems to be what this democratic liberal state does best.
7/10/2019 7:31 AM
Yes. Ensuring that drivers on the roads are properly tested, licensed, and insured is good for the safety of all. However, the licenses should be a different color, shape, or noted with 'illegal alien' so if they get stopped for severe crimes like DWI etc, they can be turned over to ICE. Then, their employers should face sanctions too... I'll bet we'll see a lot of people against this idea who forget that in NNY a lot of big farmers hire a lot of illegals
7/10/2019 7:23 AM
how can you people vote yes for this there not American I hope now ice can go round them up and send them back
7/10/2019 7:06 AM
Why not just sign them up for all welfare and medical coverage, Snap, Heap and any other program at the same time ?? It would save work for social service's department's, rather than give it to them later. Only in America ,break the law and sneak in to country, and get, all benefits available
7/10/2019 4:19 AM
They are tracked by DMV and the state for any felons.
7/9/2019 10:46 PM
I need more information as to why this is a good thing.
7/9/2019 9:55 PM
I'm all for legal immigration. Let the illegal immigrants walk to their free American social programs.
7/9/2019 8:56 PM
Build that wall
7/9/2019 8:17 PM
undocumented immigrants should be sent home, get legalized or go home
7/9/2019 6:42 PM
I say yes, but I think sadly I'll probably be in the minority with this view. No matter what someone's immigrant status is, they should be able to drive out to buy food and medicine for their family.
7/9/2019 4:33 PM
I agree with this only because people need to take and pass a test in order to drive, so there's a safety issue. People may be more easily able to get insurance so there's another safety issue along with cost. If someone can get to a job, they can pay taxes. They can earn money and maybe get on track to citizenship or permanent residency. It's not perfect but if it can make the roads safer, and of course, one must pay for this privilege (money for the State coffers) so why not? It's not an id and it can't be used for travel.
7/9/2019 3:14 PM
This makes our roads safer
7/9/2019 2:46 PM
No I do not support this. Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the so-called “Green Light Bill” into law overnight, giving undocumented immigrants the right to a New York driver’s license. Right? Right? Funny the DMV refers to driving as a privilege and doesn't make any bones about pulling the privilege. Furthermore I can't understand how a license let alone an application for a permit could be granted? I mean the amount of hoops you have to jump through and documentation you have to dig up and bring to the DMV when you ARE a citizen is communist. Yet on the other hand...No record of who you are, where you came from, what you're here for and why? Ehh don't worry about it I don't want to offend you here ya go thanks for breaking the law and welcome aboard! BTW would you like to register to vote Democrat?
7/9/2019 1:54 PM
Why is our government concerned with helping non-citizens more than citizens?
7/9/2019 1:38 PM
No. Citizenship first and then the rights that come with it. Really what the hell is wrong with this country. You need to know English to read street signs in most of the rural areas of the country anyway, especially around here where most of our large farms are employing illegal immigrants to milk cows. How is giving driving licenses to people from another country going to help anything at all except to create a revenue generation stream for the state. Unless, the taxpayers are going to pay for the licenses, which is probably what will happen.
7/9/2019 12:27 PM
These people violated the law(s) of the U.S. and thus are not deserving of such privilege.
7/9/2019 12:19 PM
U.S. law says no undocumented (i.e., no green card) non-citizen may hold official/valid US or State documents. NYS is now requiring NYS County Clerks and other county/local staff to break the US law by following NYS law. What part of this does NYS Legislature/Governor not understand as a problem?
7/9/2019 11:29 AM
If they are undocumented they are illegal and therefore are not entitled to a license.
7/9/2019 9:49 AM
undocumented = illegal. Also need to go after the local factory farms that use illegal immigrants as slave labor.
7/9/2019 9:23 AM
These people are here illegally. They are breaking the law. Any government document issued legitimizes there Illegal stay in this country.
7/9/2019 9:17 AM
A simple change in status from Illegal Aliens to undocumented immigrants allows them more freedom here. They are not US citizens and should not have the privileges that true citizens have. In the end game there is no way this can help this country. They need to turn around and go back and start over the way the LAW reads. Go thru the channels and become A LEGAL citizen. If you don't want to do that on your own of your own free will, we will deport you by what ever means we can. And that's why we have detention centers, because too many of them simply want to skip the LEGAL process.
7/9/2019 9:14 AM
Come into our country legally, and no problem.
7/9/2019 9:12 AM
The Legislature needs to stay focused on issues within their realm. The Republicans offer a useless resolution on every issue that they don't agree with. This one went out after the bill was already signed into law. Stupid. Focus on what's happening here. There's more than enough to keep Joe Lightfoot and Kevin Acres busy right here. Why don't they start with the illegal hiring of immigrant farm labor...
7/9/2019 9:10 AM
No. They are not US citizens, so they do not have any US citizen rights! This is another ploy for the democrats to get more voters. Unless they want to become a citizen the right way, ship all of them out of this country as they are breaking the law! Trump2020!
7/9/2019 8:15 AM
I don't think Illegal immigrants should be granted any of our rights as a citizen. These people should be brought to justice and deported. Sanctuary cities, counties, states, should all be held accountable for breaking federal laws. This is absurd what this country is allowing. We have millions of people who came here the right and legal way - this is certainly a slap in the face to them as well as all natural-born Americans.
7/9/2019 8:09 AM
Deport them all.
7/9/2019 7:50 AM
The gut reaction of many around here is “No Immigrants!” without considering the issue at all. With St. Lawrence County being a sanctuary area people should ask themselves if we are better off not knowing who these people are. Licenses would bring the undocumented out of the shadows and into the database of the DMV. Licensed drivers buy insurance lowering the odds of hit & run accidents. Knowing who they are, where they are, and that they have coverage keeps everyone safer and could create a few jobs as well.
7/9/2019 7:43 AM
First of all, I have a great love and respect for the people and cultures of Central America and Mexico, with that said when I moved to New York I was required to have SIX points of I.D. to be issued a NY drivers license. Second, because these individuals are here ILLEGALLY they should not be rewarded with a “privilege.” WE all know the next obvious step is and that is to give “ILLEGAL ALIENS” the additional privilege of voting rights. If I entered Canada without the proper identification “papers” if you will… I would not be permitted into Canada or any other country for that matter. Interestingly this nation is being systematically dismantled and destabilized with great purpose this being just one small part of the strategy. Please take the time to research the “Cloward-Piven Strategy.” https://thefederalistpapers.org/us/is-the-cloward-piven-strategy-being-u...
7/9/2019 7:28 AM
As a natural born US citizen I need 6 points of goddam ID when i go to the dmv to register my vehicles but Cuomo wants to give illegals driver licenses, WTF, Democrats are the most ignorant, incompetent , lowest group on the planet
7/9/2019 7:21 AM
Another way to register them to vote
7/9/2019 6:38 AM
So they'll be able to drive!? Don't we have to jump through hoops here in NY to get a driver's license legally? Take written tests and road tests...
7/9/2019 6:32 AM
Anyone that is here illegally or even born here illegally do not deserve any of the rights Or privileges that a immigrant that follows the law is entitled to.
7/9/2019 6:30 AM
i don't support it .we the people have to stop Cuomo from doing all this stupid stufff just to gain votes. the man has gone nuts.Do they have to carry insurance? Do they have too pay tax or do we the people have too pay it?He hasn't done any thing for us up here . that's why ever one is moving out.. This man has too go.
7/9/2019 6:04 AM
Just another way for the democrats to try and get more votes.
7/9/2019 6:00 AM
in order to get a drivers license you have to pass a test. you are then in the nys id data base.
7/9/2019 5:41 AM
Undocumented means illegal...just one more way for Cuomo to get votes by helping illegals stay in our country. They get enough freebies
7/9/2019 5:01 AM
If they are undocumented, why if they have any smarts at all, would they want to apply for this? They get more help from our government than US born citizens do. Send them back where-ever they came from.
7/9/2019 12:15 AM
Have them become a legal citizen first before they anything.
7/8/2019 9:29 PM
if we know they're illegal, why don't we deport them?
7/8/2019 9:27 PM
Can someone tell why the Democrats want to give these illegals everything under the sun. Call them what they are -- ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS. NOT UNDOCUMENTED.They have already committed a crime.Lets reward them.NOT
7/8/2019 9:17 PM
Undocumented immigrants are here illegally and should be treated as law breakers, not citizens. Having a drivers license is a privilege, not a right. New Yorkers can lose their driving privileges for any number of unlawful actions so how can anyone justify giving a drivers license to someone who is here illegally to begin with. This law is totally devoid of common sense.
7/8/2019 8:46 PM
Driving is a privilege not a right
7/8/2019 7:58 PM
I thought this was a free country
7/8/2019 7:29 PM
And if this ludicrous bill does pass, when they go into DMV for their licenses, arrest and deport them. Instead of calling them undocumented call them what they really are - ILLEGAL ALIENS!!!
7/8/2019 6:56 PM
Undocumented immigrant , is a progressive democrat's word for " illegal alien " They should be arrested and sent home !! Not rewarded !!
7/8/2019 6:42 PM
They should apply for citizenship like my parents did. Which also covered being able to speak the english language like my parents did. They came to US of A. Not a foreign country.!
7/8/2019 6:22 PM
They have no rights here. They are breaking the law by being here illegally. Democrats want them here just to vote that's it. Then they will hold people into poverty because that's what the left does. Wake up people!
7/8/2019 6:19 PM
No! my mother was an immigrant and she came her legally…she was able to have a N.Y. state Driver’s license because she was here legally. She never became a U.S citizen and never felt threatened by the police or Border patrol.
7/8/2019 5:19 PM
It should be a benefit of citizenship
7/8/2019 4:47 PM
Government would have a photograph, copy of writing and fingerprints
7/8/2019 4:28 PM
And then take away the licenses of the trash people who throw their cigarette butts on the streets! Potsdam is not your personal ashtray!
7/8/2019 4:20 PM
7/8/2019 4:11 PM
What in hell is this state/country coming to? These people are illegal' immigrants and this is suppose to be alright? No way.
7/8/2019 3:54 PM
Absolutely not! I don't understand how they would be prove with proper identification, who they are and if their paperwork is from another country, it should not be acceptable as proof for obtaining a driver license which requires showing actual residency in New York State.
7/8/2019 3:37 PM
Undocumented immigrants = illegal immigrants, I don't believe criminal behavior should be rewarded.
7/8/2019 3:27 PM
We are not a sanctuary. We are a country and illegal folks should not get a license till they are legal. Now lets talk about insuring the vehicles driven by these illegal folks. Do insurance companies even offer insurance to illegal folks?
7/8/2019 3:04 PM
Rather a safe tested driver than not.
7/8/2019 3:03 PM
If undocumented means that the person is in our country illegally then we should use any means necessary including advertising that they may receive something like a license and then when they come to get it we would immediately arrest and deport them. We need to treat illegals the same as anyone else who has committed a crime except enforcement for the crime of entering the US illegally can be more aggressive since the people breaking this law do not have rights as citizens.
7/8/2019 2:45 PM
Why give an "undocumented" a document without going through the necessary steps of being here legally?
7/8/2019 2:43 PM
Unless it clearly states – non-citizen.
7/8/2019 2:43 PM
How does stuff like this even get considered?
7/8/2019 2:43 PM
Deport illegals. Build the wall.
7/8/2019 2:38 PM
They should become legal citizens before they can receive an ID.
7/8/2019 2:35 PM
Absolutely not. They should not be able to apply for anything including any type of drivers license. If they were able to, then then would be able to register to vote also. We all know which group of elected officials wants illegals to be able to vote! Is that fair to the the actual citizens of our country? The governor of NYS needs to be removed also so that this state can once again flourish.
7/8/2019 2:35 PM
This is a Green Light to break the law!
7/8/2019 2:30 PM
Whatever can be done to decrease the stress in their lives will cause them to become better neighbors, employees etc.
7/8/2019 2:23 PM
New York State will deny giving a license to a resident of the state because of their past driving history, but they will give it to someone without a documented driving history?
7/8/2019 2:23 PM
I absolutely do not support the "Green Light Bill." My children were born in Canada but are US citizens since we are. When they moved to another state with their birth certificates issued from Ottawa they had a very hard time getting their driver's licenses. One of them had to pay almost $1000 and had to get the Governor's office involved. So I personally feel this is like a slap in the face.
7/8/2019 2:07 PM
They are undocumented because they came here illegally. They need to wait apply for entry legally into this country.
7/8/2019 2:04 PM
No! This crap has got to stop! These people shouldn't even be in our country, let alone receiving any benefits, privileges, rights, etc. And I say this for ALL "undocumented" (a feel good term for "illegal") regardless of what border they are crossing to invade our country.
7/8/2019 2:03 PM
Good grief! What is this lawless country coming to? Sex offenders running daycare centers next?
7/8/2019 1:30 PM
Yes, since I heard ICE is using illegal alien licenses to find them!
7/8/2019 1:19 PM
Progressive liberalism left unchecked.
7/8/2019 1:12 PM
also why don"t the imigrants go home we did not asj them to come The media needs to find something to do besides harass
7/8/2019 12:22 PM
No absolutely not!!!! They should not have the same rights as me, hello they are here illegally!
7/8/2019 12:17 PM
illegals need to be rounded up and thrown out like the disease infested trash they are
7/8/2019 12:12 PM
They're criminals. You don't try to normalize them.
7/8/2019 12:09 PM
Yes. Ultimately this is about safety on the roads, and passing a driver’s test to gain a valid license helps to ensure that. The fact that the SLC Legislature wants to make this about anything else just shows how pitiful a majority of the Board is to knuckle under to the anti-immigrant sentiment currently prevalent in this country. Sooner or later our so-called leaders have to stand up for good public policy, which does not come from the wave-the-flag, love-it-or-leave-it crowd of Trump sycophants who knuckle under to the hate-mongers. If nothing else, look it as a stream of increased revenue for the county and the state!
7/8/2019 10:53 AM
Absolutely. We'll all be safer
7/8/2019 10:50 AM
What is not clear about the word “illegal”.
7/8/2019 10:30 AM
Well let's just reward people for not following the laws.
7/8/2019 10:11 AM
Curious as to how many other countries would allow this? Seems we bend over backward to allow people to break our laws. Makes no sense to me.
7/8/2019 9:59 AM
What don’t people understand Illegal no matter what is still Illegal take a special kind of stupidity to think different
7/8/2019 9:44 AM
become legal and get your license
7/8/2019 9:40 AM
Just when did “illegal “ become “undocumented “? NYS is going the way of California...it’s like a race to the bottom.
7/8/2019 9:16 AM
Undocumented immigrants who have been in the US for years, are established; can prove they have jobs and homes. Why not let them join the rest of us in paying fees, taxes and spend their money here instead of sending it back to their home country!
7/8/2019 9:10 AM
The fact that this bill was even introduced in the first place is beyond ridiculous. Giving rights to undocumented/illegal individuals?? Unless our elected officials who support this stop this nonsense our country will end up like the countries these people are fleeing from.
7/8/2019 9:10 AM
what in hell is in these polititions minds? this is so stupid!!
7/8/2019 8:51 AM
Absolutely not! It's just another trick by the Dems to get votes. God help us!
7/8/2019 8:48 AM
Yes, because they will drive without a license. Having to take the test and pass makes them a safer driver. Which is safer for the rest of us who are citizens.
7/8/2019 8:46 AM
No. If they're undocumented they're here illegally. Once they present themselves and get documented legally then yes , let them take the drivers test and drive legally,, We are a nation of laws, let them follow them to the path of citizenship.
7/8/2019 8:42 AM
Undocumented is a nice word for here illegally! Why are we catering to people who can't follow the laws! If they can't follow initial laws to get into our country what makes you think they will follow driving laws? Do they speak and read English? Can they read the permit book like the rest of us had to? Are they going to be required to follow the same procedure (permit/ 5 hour course/insurance/ road test)? Is the drivers license going to be clearly marked to know that they are undocumented and not a citizen? There are so many questions and sketchy details to this bill that it really just looks like someone furthered their agenda without thought of their citizens or the other driver's out on the road. This has disaster written all over it for Americans.
7/8/2019 8:34 AM
We don't need that many more illegall voters for you know who
7/8/2019 8:30 AM
Yes, It is better than having them driving without a license.
7/8/2019 8:25 AM
I can already see the knee-jerk response from those who think that this is just “ giving in to illegals”. This is a common sense safety issue. It is also a humanitarian issue. Please, folks. Immigrants come today for the same reasons that all of our non-indigenous ancestors did ( and not all of them were “ legal” either.
7/8/2019 8:25 AM
The should be deported and receive no American Citizen benefits at all that I (a citizen) have paid into all my life.
7/8/2019 8:21 AM
Absolutely not! This is just more of Cuomo looking to grow his voter base. They will be able to register to vote once they have a license. The same people screaming about "Russian interference" and "Collusion" are the treasionists trying to overthrow our republic!
7/8/2019 8:21 AM
When I am driving, or even walking near traffic, I like to believe that all drivers regardless of their immigration status have a legitimate license to drive. This is a pure safety issue!
7/8/2019 7:56 AM
As long as they can drive according to our laws. In case you folks in the North Country aren't aware, we have documented and some undocumented immigrants working on local dairy farms. If you want to eat, you should support the right of undocumented immigrants to live and work in this country. They are picking our crops, milking our dairy cows, slaughtering our animals in slaughterhouses and getting the food we eat grown and to market. The legal immigration process is difficult and burdensome, but it should be utilized as much as possible.In the interim, until we have a functioning government and an actual president, we must work with what we've got. Immigration laws need updating, but that isn't happening in an efficient, fair or constitutional way.
7/8/2019 7:27 AM
They don’t deserve any of the perks because they should not be here at all.
7/8/2019 7:13 AM
they are here illegally, no IDs, no license, no public assistance. If they are farm workers they can obtain the legal documentation thru their farm or AG program.
7/8/2019 7:10 AM
These are not "undocumented immigrants", they are illegal aliens in this country illegally! What part of illegal do those commies in Albany not understand? This is most simply a way to get these illegals into the voting booths to keep the commies in office, pure and simple! Vote Republican!
7/8/2019 6:55 AM
It is very hard to get ones head around all the progressive left and their lack of common sense agenda. People need to come to this country legally. Period.
7/8/2019 6:40 AM
If you want to drive in America, be an American!
7/8/2019 6:32 AM
Get them out of the state and the country and come back legally.
7/8/2019 6:30 AM
This is an attempt by democrats to get illegals to vote illegally
7/8/2019 6:26 AM