Assemblywoman Duprey: Assembly Majority Needs To Do the Right Thing

October 22, 2007
Assemblywoman Janet Duprey (R,I,C-Peru) today called on the Assembly Majority to allow a vote on Governor Spitzer’s unchecked reckless policy change that will allow the DMV to issue driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants.

“As a voice for the North Country, I know firsthand how important it is to keep our borders strong and secure. This illegal and reckless policy change does the opposite, and the residents in my district are as outraged as I am,” said Assemblywoman Duprey.

“The Governor’s policy shift jeopardizes the state's chances with the Department of Homeland Security for using enhanced driver's licenses instead of more expensive passports to cross back and forth into Canada. This has significant economic implications to our state and, particularly, to the North Country economy,” concluded Assemblywoman Duprey.

“I will be supporting hostile amendments and bills that, if the Assembly Majority allow to be voted on, will block Governor Spitzer’s proposal.”

“We must protect our county clerks who are courageously standing up to Spitzer,” continued Assemblywoman Duprey, referring to the County Clerks Protection Act. This initiative shields county taxpayers from incurring the costs associated with a frivolous lawsuit brought by Governor Spitzer and will prevent him from removing county clerks for their refusal to carry out his illegal plan.