Justice for Migrant Families

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One month after New York State's Green Light Law took effect, the Erie County Clerk has renewed a legal fight while advocates for those who may take advantage of the law are renewing their recommendation to bring such business to a bureau that will respect the law.

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There's rising local protest about what's going on in facilities used to house people detained for trying to enter the United States illegally. The latest took place at a meeting called by Justice for Migrant Families Western New York.


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Erie County Clerk Mickey Kearns is looking to prevent New York State from enacting the Green Light law. A federal lawsuit was filed Monday evening against Gov. Andrew Cuomo and others challenging whether county clerks can legally offer licenses to undocumented immigrants. It’s one of many concerns regarding the newly passed legislation.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed a bill late Monday night that will allow undocumented workers in New York to obtain a driver’s license. The "Green Light Bill" was highly contested by Republican lawmakers throughout the legislative process. WBFO’s Nick Lippa spoke with a few undocumented workers on what a license means to them and the risks they face without it.

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The New York State Fair begins Wednesday in Syracuse and stands as a celebration of the upstate agricultural economy, but the people who run those farms fear they could be deported without a license. Members of Green Light New York gathered Tuesday in Buffalo, Syracuse, and Rochester highlighting the benefits of immigrant farmworkers receiving a license.