The fight over New York's "Green Light Bill"

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June 22, 2019

Speaking of privileges that Democrats inexplicably think illegal immigrants deserve: In New York, the Democratic legislature just passed and Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the so-called “Green Light Bill,” making an estimated 265,000 illegal immigrants eligible to receive driver’s licenses.    

But at least there are some government officials left in New York who still have an understanding of the rudiments of law and the responsibilities of their offices.  That’s why county clerks in several counties are refusing to comply with the new state law.

https://www.westernjournal.com/state-clerks-banding-together-refuse-issue-drivers-licenses-illegal-immigrants/

One county clerk said that in the memo of the law, it says it was passed to help illegal immigrants get to work.  But it’s against federal law to hire illegal immigrants, so the law specifically states that it was passed to help people violate federal law.  If the clerks comply with it, they might be liable as accessories to lawbreaking.

I can’t help but be reminded of Kentucky County Clerk Kim Davis, whose case I took up after she was jailed for refusing to sign off on same-sex marriage licenses.  For that stand, she’s been mocked and vilified, sued, voted out of office and hit with ruinous legal bills.  But while most of the publicity centered on her Christian religious beliefs, virtually no media outlets reported that Davis had petitioned state officials to change the marriage license forms to reflect the Supreme Court legalizing same-sex marriage.  When they failed to do their job, she and other county clerks were expected to alter the state forms personally, which would have made them liable for violating the law. 

In both of these cases, county clerks are being pressured to violate the law because virtue-signaling leftists in higher positions wanted to magically remake society and couldn’t be bothered to worry about little details like all the laws that would have to be changed to accommodate it.

You know, looking at the Democratic Presidential contenders, I wondered why people who had only held positions such as mayor of a small city or one-term House Representative thought they were qualified to be promoted to President.  But I now think some states would be a lot better off if they replaced their Governors and Senators with their county clerks.    

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  • Robert Dandrea

    07/16/2019 05:27 PM

    First, the so called representatives that voted for issuing licenses to illegals should be arrested and brought to trial. All US voters in NY should be required to get a government paid ID in order to be able to vote. This should be a requirement in every state and possession of the USA.

    Second. abortion is murder. The baby's civil rights are being denied in NY. Anyone connected with abortion should be arrested and prosecuted and if our President would make an executive order to this effect, it would go to the Supreme Court and Roe vs Wade would be reviewed and hopefully overturned.
    I know that women say that their civil rights are being violated but babies have civil rights as well

  • Joe Wilkerson

    06/25/2019 11:20 PM

    Don''t know for sure, but I heard that the bad 18 wheeler accident in Co. in which so many died was because the Hispanic driver simply could not read English and so did not go into run a wat truck exit. Too many of these Mexican truck just drive over the border in an 18 wheeler without any driving test and so bad things happen.

  • DINAH WARD

    06/25/2019 09:36 PM

    THIS DOES NOT SURPRISE ME...JUST ANOTHER WAY TO GET MORE VOTERS FOR THE DEMON RATS.THATS THE GAME RIGHT .....HOW SAD.

  • James W Lowder

    06/25/2019 04:28 PM

    The county clerks are the real get-r-done people is local governments and they know all the pitfalls they are apt to run into in the performance of their jobs. Unlike Mayors and Governors who have legal staffs to advise them (usually wrong advice I might add).

  • Anna Adams

    06/25/2019 04:08 PM

    I was also listening to the clerk that has said he will not issue the driver's license because it is against the law but he also stated that in the issuing of the license it will automatically register the illegal as a voter. Now that is really breaking the law. But the Democrats want to do this so they can bolster their voters to more Democrats.

  • Roger Culwell

    06/25/2019 01:18 PM

    Thank God for the men who stood and said this is not right, this goes against every thing we stand for as a nation, all because of a party that is so evil it will do any thing, to take over and control as a dictator and completely destroy this nation for a Radical group, who most are so unlearned they don't even know, they control there whole Dem leadership, they were in the white house mr. Trump kicked them out, they want to take over, the Dems are killing off there next generation, by killing babies, transgender, by brain washing the children as young as 4, telling them theres no such thing as being born a certian sex, you can choose your sex, and then saying you can change back, HA, HA, HA, just go look at what they do to a guy, going plum to the spine and wack, no changing that back, there big liars on everything, messing up the college kids, by programming all the school kids of all ages to there agenda, and schools that do this need to be shut down, and the ones who came up with C.C. need to be charged with crimes against humanity, Z. G. C. and others who allowed it, its all a part of a plan to take over this nation and destroy it, and we better wake up, we are about to lose this great nation, to a party known as the Democrat, but run by Radical Islm. and this woman who said our president raped her, Anderson Cooper had to go to a break, as she said he didn't throw me to the ground and force his self on me, rape can be different things, most women would disagree, there a joke sombody left the door to the looney bin open, and they wondered out. enjoy reading your post Mr. Huckabee

  • lisa johnston

    06/25/2019 11:45 AM

    We are from Western NY, a red conservative area, and recently retired and moved to TN because of Cuomo and taxes . NYC rules the rest of NY and it's a shame that the liberals there make the rules for the entire state. Kudos to the clerks who are refusing to comply .

  • PETER J GAY

    06/25/2019 11:08 AM

    WHAT A ASS CUOMO IS ????????

  • Paul M Kelly

    06/25/2019 10:58 AM

    Ya, why don't they make laws say we don't need to pay are federal taxes?

  • Donna Sudbrook

    06/25/2019 08:59 AM

    It’s been a number of years ago that Maryland was one of four states at the time that gave licenses to people who were in the country illegally ie “out of country” and apparently gave licenses to 200,000 people a year in that category. I haven’t had time to do the research to know if that’s all changed now with the real ID act or what but at the time all I could think of was all the African-American males who were dropping out of school in Baltimore city the numbers were Horrendous only to compete with people in the country illegally for jobs ... people drawn to Maryland like a magnet because we gave licenses.A lot of elected officials use poor people to enrich their supporters. Unfortunately a lot of middle and upper middle class voters don’t know enough about the details of government to realize they’re being lied to by people running for office who promise to help poor people.

  • Adrian Rehak

    06/25/2019 08:08 AM

    Is there any more reason county clerks should obey this "green" law when sanctuary cities and states ignore federal laws everyday?