¡Sí Se Pudo! State Grants Driver’s Licenses To Undocumented ImmigrantsJune 18, 2019
— Make the Road NY 🦋 (@MaketheRoadNY) June 18, 2019
The vote, following the bill’s passage in the Assembly last week, ends years of political paralysis on the issue, and will remove a key fear of people who are sick and need to drive to the doctor, but risk doing so.
NYLPI’s Director of Health Justice Laura Redman said: “This is great news! It will make a huge impact in people’s lives, particularly those who are very sick and risk much by going to the doctor. It is something we have heard expressed regularly, by people we work with, that they are scared to drive to the doctor.”
“It’s been an 18-year struggle,” Javier Valdés, the co-executive director of Make the Road New York, told the New York Times. “The resilience of the immigrant community has shown through once again.”
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