When it comes to allowing illegal immigrants to drive legally, NY Gov. Mario Cuomo is playing catch-up with Vermont. Ever since Vermont's Freedom of Movement law took effect Jan. 1 2014, illegal immigrants have been applying for and receiving driver's licenses.
"Act 74, AKA the “Freedom of Movement” bill signed into law June 5, 2013, establishes that “a citizen of a foreign country unable to establish legal presence in the United States who furnishes reliable proof of Vermont residence and of name, date of birth, and place of birth, and who satisfies all other requirements of this chapter for obtaining a license or permit, shall be eligible to obtain an operator’s privilege card, a junior operator’s privilege card, or a learner’s privilege card.” The applicant must furnish “reliable proof of Vermont residence and of name, date of birth, place of birth and satisfies all other requirements for obtaining a license or permit."
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