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Undocumented immigrants can apply for driver’s licenses beginning Monday

Beginning Monday, undocumented immigrants will be able to apply for a driver’s license in New York State. The controversial Green Light Law will be carried out at all local DMV offices.

Bello said DMV staff have been training since last week and he doesn’t foresee any roadblocks with implementing this law on Monday. He said it’s hard to tell at this point how many people will utilize it in Monroe County, but he and his team are ready to help however they can.

Proof of citizenship will no longer be required, but you’ll still need to show a number of points that prove who you are.

“It expands the type of documents you can bring in to prove who you are and it expands it to some foreign documents like a counselors id letter and unexpired passport foreign passport so it expands that pool of people who can apply for the license,” Bello said.

Bello said when the law was first passed he had concerns about these new document types.

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