Some county clerks in New York said Wednesday they will defy a new state law authorizing driver’s licenses for immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally.
Erie County Clerk Michael Kearns will go to federal court with his concerns that the law signed Monday by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo conflicts with federal policy, the western New York clerk said.
“In the memo of the bill, they talk about the reason why they’re passing this bill is to make sure that people who are here illegally can get to and from work. It is illegal to hire people in the state of New York or anywhere that are here illegally,” he said. “There’s an inconsistency there.”