(Albany, NY) - Today, State Senator Gustavo Rivera, along with members of the Senate Majority, proudly voted for the Driver's License Access and Privacy Act, also known as Green Light NY. This measure will restore the right to obtain a license, regardless of immigration status, that existed prior to 2001.
"Immigrant New Yorkers, regardless of their legal status in this country, will now be able to travel to work, bring their children to school, or take a loved one to the hospital without fear of a minor traffic violation separating them from their homes, families, and lives. This measure will improve the safety of our roads, strengthen our economy, and protect and empower immigrant New Yorkers as they contribute to the fabric of New York State. I am honored to have voted for Green Light NY. "
Watch his speech on the Senate floor here.