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Green Light Law gets victory in court as appeals court dismisses challenge

On Monday a federal appeals court upheld the dismissal of a previous lawsuit challenging New York’s Green Light law.

That allows undocumented immigrants to apply for and receive state issued documents like licenses.


“The Green Light law is legal and enforceable, and today’s decision marks the third federal court to dismiss challenges brought seeking to enjoin the law,” said New York Attorney General Letitia James. “This law provides protections to all New Yorkers by making our roads safer, growing our economy, and allowing immigrants to come out of the shadows to sign up as legal drivers in our state. As the state’s attorney and chief law enforcement officer, I am proud to have vigorously defended this law and will continue to do so against all who oppose it.”

County clerks across the state, which was led by the clerk in Erie County, said the law was not enforceable.



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