Post Tagged with: "driver’s licenses"

Mariel Fiori (Photo via La Voz)

Driving Licenses: The Time is Now!

Immigration, New York, Transportation May 3, 2019 at 4:22 pm

An editorial in La Voz, based in the Hudson Valley, writes why it is an opportune time for the New York State Legislature to pass the Driver’s License Access and Privacy Act.

Demonstrators in Albany ask for driver's licenses for undocumented immigrants. (Photo via El Diario)

Clamor for Driver’s Licenses Bill Reaches Albany

Government, Immigration, New York, Transportation March 13, 2019 at 5:07 pm

A broad pro-immigrant coalition and several legislators marched in Albany to urge the State Legislature to include in the next budget legislation that would allow undocumented immigrants to have access to a driver’s license, El Diario La Prensa reports.

Assembly member Catalina Cruz, Zach Ahmad and Natalia Francisco and at the forum entitled “Driver’s Licenses Now: The Path, the Benefits and How It Will Work in NY.” (Photo by Edwin Martinez via El Diario)

Panel Urges Albany to Pass Driver’s Licenses Bill that Benefits ‘Everyone’

Immigration, New York, Transportation March 4, 2019 at 6:19 pm

A panel of elected officials, community leaders and immigrant workers urged Albany to pass a driver’s licenses for the undocumented bill, touting its overall economic benefits for New Yorkers, El Diario La Prensa reports.

Comptroller Scott Stringer presented a report revealing that approving driver’s licenses for undocumented people benefits the economy. (Photo provided to El Diario)

Driver’s Licenses Advocates Emboldened by Comptroller Report

Immigration, New York February 19, 2019 at 5:21 pm

Pro-immigrant advocates pushing for driver’s licenses for undocumented people got a boost by a report from Comptroller Scott Stringer revealing that such a bill would benefit the New York economy, El Diario La Prensa reports.

Make the Road NY and the New York Immigration Coalition said that they will not let their guard down this year in their fight for immigrants. (Photo courtesy of Make the Road New York)

Immigrant Organizations Vow to Keep Pressure to Fight Trump

Immigration January 3, 2019 at 3:02 pm

Leaders of the city’s foremost pro-immigrant organizations vow to pursue local and national initiatives in 2019, including the fight for statewide driver’s licenses and opposing Trump’s wall, El Diario La Prensa reports.

(Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Activists Vow to Continue Fight for NJ Driver’s Licenses

Immigration, Metro Area, Transportation December 21, 2018 at 3:46 pm

Activists blast the legislature for “broken promises,” and vow to keep pushing for the issue in 2019, Reporte Hispano reports.

(Photo via El Diario)

Hopes Rise for Driver’s License Bill in NY

Immigration, Latino November 16, 2018 at 5:26 pm

Since Democrats won the two NYS legislative chambers, thousands of immigrants in New York grew hopeful that driver’s licenses will become a reality for undocumented people, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Brenda "Sue" Fulton, chair and chief administrator of the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC), showed her support of driver's licenses for undocumented immigrants at a rally in Passaic. (Photo via Make the Road New Jersey/Facebook)

NJ MVC Director Boosts Driver’s Licenses Campaign

Immigration, Metro Area, Transportation September 4, 2018 at 3:24 pm

In a win for pro-immigrant activists, the director of the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission joined a protest calling for statewide driver’s licenses for undocumented residents, Reporte Hispano reports.

Cynthia Nixon (Photo from video from via El Diario)

Nixon Touts Sanctuary State and Driver’s Licenses For Immigrants

Elections 2018, New York April 13, 2018 at 4:25 pm

In an interview with El Diario/La Prensa, gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon says she wants to make New York a sanctuary state, pass the Dream Act and issue driver’s licenses for undocumented immigrants.

Governor-elect Phil Murphy with members of Make the Road New Jersey during his campaign. (Photo via Facebook)

Murphy’s Victory Lifts Hopes of NJ Hispanic Community

Government, Immigration, Latino, Metro Area November 13, 2017 at 5:01 pm

As advocates are hopeful that the victory of Gov. Phil Murphy in New Jersey will bring positive changes for Hispanics, the elected governor has named a Latino to run the transition team, Reporte Hispano reports.  

Lacking a driver’s license makes it difficult for undocumented people to perform everyday errands such as taking their children to school or go grocery shopping. (Photo from New York Immigration Coalition via El Diario)

Renewed Calls for Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented New Yorkers

New York, Transportation February 1, 2017 at 5:21 pm

With the “Green Light NY Driving Together” campaign, activists seek once again to pressure the state legislature to allow undocumented immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

The community attended the board session in Mamaroneck on Monday, where support for the campaign seeking to issue driver’s licenses was approved. (Photo via Westchester Hispano)

Mamaroneck Joins Westchester Driver’s Licenses Campaign

Metro Area, Transportation January 17, 2017 at 4:49 pm

Mamaroneck is the latest Westchester town to join a campaign in support of statewide driver’s licenses for undocumented immigrants, Westchester Hispano reports.

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In NJ, Renewing the Fight for Immigrant Driver’s Licenses

Metro Area, Transportation October 25, 2016 at 12:54 pm

Community leaders resumed calls for New Jersey legislators to approve the bill that would issue driver’s licenses to the state’s undocumented immigrants, which was first introduced in 2014, Reporte Hispano reports.

(Photo from the New York Immigration Coalition via Long Island Wins)

A Campaign for Driver’s Licenses for the Undocumented in NYS

Long Island, Transportation January 7, 2016 at 3:51 pm

Organizers behind the “Driver’s License Campaign Project” on Long Island, which advocates for driver’s licenses for undocumented immigrants in New York state, say the issue is a matter of safety, Long Island Wins reports.

Hundreds, most of them Hispanic, call for the adoption of the law that would grant driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants. (Photo via Reporte Hispano)

NJ Legislators Put the Brakes on Driver License Bill

Immigration, Metro Area, Transportation December 15, 2015 at 5:54 pm

According to Reporte Hispano, legislators who support granting driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants in New Jersey say the bill will need to be modified.