Gov. Cuomo Backs NY Bill to Let Illegal Immigrants Apply for Driver's Licenses
A New York City councilman said Wednesday on Fox & Friends First that a proposed bill that would allow illegal immigrants in the state to apply for driver's licenses is "a direct result" of the midterm elections.
A spokesperson for New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) said that the governor would support the controversial bill if it were to be passed next year, according to a report.
Councilman Joseph Borelli said that the proposal is an implication of Democrats taking over the country's legislative bodies.
"For the bigger picture, this is a direct result of the political consequences of the midterm elections that we just saw," he said.
Currently, 12 states and Washington, D.C. allow illegal immigrants to apply for driver's licenses.
Some states that allow illegal immigrants to have licenses advocate for its positive results, like saving on insurance premiums, and drops in hit-and-run crashes and traffic-related deaths.
Borelli called the proposal a "rule of law issue" and said it could also have more political implications.
"There's no doubt in anyone's mind that the state-issued IDs are the single-most important document that anyone possesses in the United States of America," he said.
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