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Illegal immigrants can now obtain a driver’s license in New York.
The state senate voted to approve the measure and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the bill into law Monday night, The New York Times reported.
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Immigration activists carefully watched the proceedings and broke into applause when the bill passed, according to the Times.
But Cuomo is aware that many New Yorkers are opposed to allowing illegal immigrants to have a driver’s license and that there could be political ramifications for himself and the Democratic Party in the state. A recent poll found that 61 percent of those surveyed in the state opposed giving driver’s licenses to non-citizens.
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“This bill is basically seen as a pro-immigrant bill,” he told WAMC radio, according to the Times. “So there’s no doubt that there’s a political downside.”
That downside might also affect federal politics, as...
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