Advertisement

Erie County clerk files suit over NY immigrant license law

Erie County clerk files suit over NY immigrant license law

July 09, 2019 12:26 PM

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A county clerk in western New York has filed a lawsuit challenging a new state law authorizing driver's licenses for immigrants who are in the country illegally.               

Erie County Clerk Michael Kearns filed the federal court challenge late Monday. The suit seeks a court injunction blocking the law while its constitutionality is reviewed by the court.               

Advertisement

The lawsuit names Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Attorney General Letitia James, both Democrats, as defendants.               

Kearns says the law forces county clerks to violate their oaths of office by granting licenses to immigrants who have broken immigration law.               

Supporters of the measure, which passed last month, say they expected a lawsuit and carefully crafted the law to withstand court scrutiny.               

Twelve states already have similar laws.

Credits

AP

Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Man pleads not guilty to killing boy in Troy

Democrats poised to unveil 2 impeachment articles vs. Trump

Rensselaer County holding forums on criminal justice reforms set to take effect

FBI was justified in probing Trump-Russia, fed watchdog says

Case against Cohoes man accused in baby's death will proceed

Advertisement