New York’s county clerks are meeting in Syracuse Monday to discuss a new law that requires county Departments of Motor Vehicles to issue driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants. Meanwhile, some county clerks who are opposed to the law are pressing forward on a federal lawsuit.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says it is arresting fewer undocumented immigrants in the New York-Long Island region. Data released Monday show a sharp decrease since a New York court largely blocked local government cooperation with ICE.
Groups in charge of Long Island’s Census count say Thursday’s Supreme Court decision is a small victory. Blocking the Trump administration’s effort to ask about citizenship on the 2020 Census means Long Islanders will be less fearful in being counted.
Following a spirited debate, the New York State Assembly approved a bill to allow undocumented immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses. It’s not a done deal though, and it faces resistance in the State Senate.