Tague Votes against ‘Green Light’ Bill

A statement by Assemblyman Chris Tague (R,C,I,Ref-Schoharie) on the passage of the Green Light Bill.

“I’ll say it again, this legislation highlights the disparity between the Assembly Majority and the taxpayers,” Tague said. “A Siena poll shows that a majority of New Yorkers oppose granting driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants, but the Legislature is just going ahead with it anyway. Whatever your stance is on this issue, we have 6 days of scheduled session left. We should not be focusing on this issue, helping our struggling taxpayers should be at the top of the list. Not this misguided attempt to reward those who break our laws.”

“As Schoharie County Clerk and an agent of the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles for Schoharie County, I am against the issuance of licenses to undocumented immigrants because they here illegally and would only be required to show two forms of ID,” said Indica Jaycox, Schoharie County Clerk. “Our own citizens are required to show more. The licenses would look no different than those of our legal citizens. There would be a chance for voter fraud because every person who is applying for a license has to answer the question: ‘Do you want to register to vote’.”