New York lawmakers have voted to allow illegal immigrants to obtain drivers licenses. They have become the 13th state to do so. Lawmakers have even said free child care will be available for parents whilst going through the process to obtain one. All an individual requires is an expired passport, identification from a consulate or a license from their home nation.
However officials are concerned how they will manage to process the expected influx of forms. A lot of the documentation is expected to be in foreign languages and of a type officials are unfamiliar with; raising concerns that fake documentation will be used with ease. It is expected half a million illegal immigrants will qualify.
A Washington DC think tank have also attacked the decision as a threat to national security, by allowing people to obtain official identification who may want to use it for nefarious intentions. “The federal government should not simply surrender to the unreasonable and potentially unconstitutional limitations imposed on federal immigration and local law enforcement agencies by this law,” the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) writes in its extensive report.
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