New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation on Monday granting driver’s licenses to illegal aliens.
Cuomo’s action came after asking the state’s Solicitor General Barbara Underwood to review the measure for possible safety concerns — threatening to veto it if he didn’t like her assessment. “You could create a database for the feds to use to actually track down undocumented people,” Cuomo said on WAMC radio. “California passed a law, and they are now in litigation.”
But Underwood’s boss, Attorney General Tish James, later released a statement arguing that the bill is legally sound. “The legislation is well-crafted and contains ample protections for those who apply for driver’s licenses. If this bill is enacted and challenged in court, we will vigorously defend it,” she said.