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October 02, 2007

New York leads the way to drivers license safety

According to a New York Times news story, "New York State, home
to more than 500,000 illegal immigrants, will issue driver's
licenses without regard to immigration status under a policy
change announced yesterday by Gov. Eliot Spitzer" (for the full
story, see here).

New York joins eight other states (Hawaii, Maine, Maryland,
Michigan, New Mexico, Utah, Oregon and Washington) in allowing
drivers to obtain a license without proof of US legal status, in
contradiction to REAL ID's requirement of proof of legal status
before receiving state identification cards. Although REAL ID is
technically on the books, it no longer carries any weight since
its death knell has already been sounded.

Posted by VisaLawyer at October 2, 2007 08:30 AM


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