With Green Light law in effect, local group provides support

Dec 16, 2019

Credit JusticeForMigrantFamilies.org

New York State's Green Light law technically went into effect Saturday, but processing at the DMV central office begins today. With that, Jennifer Connor, Executive Director for Justice for Migrant Families WNY is encouraging applicants to avoid fraud by checking the guidelines at the state DMV website.

According to Connor, 700,000 people in New York State may now be eligible for driver's licenses under the Green Light law. She's encouraging local applicants to not go to a DMV office in Erie County. The reason: Erie County Clerk Mickey Kearns.

"We have a clerk who is saying he is incapable (of processing driver's licenses under the new Green Light law) and who is clearly being very unfair and kind of driven by anti-immigrant rhetoric," Connor said.