The Green Light Law allowing undocumented immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses took effect Monday across New York state. It's the first time in 18 years, since a similar law was revoked in 2001.
In Orleans County, three people applied under the new law on its first day in effect. Farmworker Eladio Beltran was one of them.
Beltran came to the U.S. in 2001, when he was 14 years old. He says that he learned how to drive by himself, out in the fields with a tractor, and by watching movies.
“You kind of got pushed to learn the difficult way,” Beltran says.