NY legislator welcomes driver's licences for undocumented Caribbean immigrants

December 19, 2019

Originally published in Jamaica Observer on December 19, 2019.

NEW YORK, United States (CMC) — A New York State legislator of Jamaican heritage has welcomed the implementation of a law, giving undocumented Caribbean and other immigrants the right to obtain driver's licences.

“This year the legislature passed the Green Light Bill which grants undocumented immigrants the right to obtain driver's licences, and this week that bill went into effect,” Senator Zellnor Y. Myrie, whose grandmother hailed from Jamaica, told constituents in an e-mail message.

“This is a major victory for immigrant rights and will also improve street safety, lower insurance rates for drivers, and bring in as much as US $50 million in revenue to the state each year,” said the representative for the 20th Senatorial District in Brooklyn, New York.

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