Undocumented immigrants to get green light for NY licenses on Monday

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Undocumented immigrants will be able to get New York state licenses starting Monday.

Supporters of the measure say it will make roads much safer by cutting down on unlicensed and uninsured drivers.

According to the DMV's website, immigrants will still have to show documentation to prove their name, birthday and New York state residency.

Foreign passports will be accepted, as well as driver's licenses from other countries – including licenses that expired less than two years ago.

While some say the law will open the door for undocumented immigrants and give them the keys to lead better lives, others want to hit the brakes on the measure. They claim it's unfair to U.S. citizens and legal residents.

When the law goes into effect, New York will become the 13th state to provide driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants.

 

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