Albany, N.Y. (WBEN) - The so-called Greenlight legislation that would allow illegal immigrants to gain driver's license in New York State made an advance in the Assembly Wednesday but faces an uncertain and challenging future in the Senate.
On Wednesday the bill cleared a key assembly committee and is expected to be voted on by the full house next week.The reception for the legislation in the Senate is a much different matter where Democrats from conservative districts are not sure whether they can support it.
“If this law passes, it gives illegal immigrants more rights and protections than law abiding citizens. Our report raises serious issues that lawmakers either don’t care about or are choosing to ignore. Armed with the information in my report, lawmakers would be hard pressed to pass this ill-advised proposal that puts the public and police at risk,” said Comptroller Mychajliw. “This proposal is fundamentally unfair to law-abiding citizens.