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Lawsuit filed to block Rensselaer County from disclosing voter info to ICE

July 29, 2019 06:26 PM

A lawsuit has been filed to block Rensselaer County from disclosing voter registration information to ICE.

Civil and voting rights groups announced the suit in Troy on Monday.

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Earlier this month, Rensselaer County said it would send ICE the personal information of people who register to vote through DMV.

Beginning in December, a new state law will allow undocumented immigrants with proof of identity from their home country to apply for driver's licenses.

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