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NY Clerk To File Federal Lawsuit Against Law Issuing Driver’s Licenses To Illegals

A New York county clerk who refused to issue licenses to illegals in June plans to file a lawsuit Tuesday against the law.

Erie County Clerk Michael “Mickey” Kearns made headlines in June when he openly defied Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Green Light Bill that mandated clerks throughout the state issue driver’s licenses to those residing in America as illegal aliens. He is now fulfilling a promise he made to challenge the law he deems unconstitutional.

Kearns calls the bill “inconsistent with federal law” and claims the bill forces him and other clerks to choose to their allegiance to either the federal government or government of New York.

He also believes the law is a violation of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, which expressly outlaws knowingly hiring illegal immigrants, Fox News Reports.

Kearns was not alone in his defiance when the law took root in June. Four more upstate clerks were also found resisting the law in Rensselaer, Niagara, Chautauqua and Allegany Counties.

“I go back to the Constitution. You’re not supposed to help or aid anybody if they’re here illegally, especially if we know that,” Frank Merola, Rensselaer County Clerk, told ABC 10.

Chautauqua County Clerk Larry Barmore completely rejected the bill in June.  “I don’t mind sitting in jail for a few days,” he told WGRZ 2.

Most New Yorkers opposed Cuomo’s bill when it was introduced–53% to be exact, according to a March Sienna poll.

“The law is well crafted and contains ample protections for those who apply for driver’s licenses. As the state’s attorney and chief law enforcement officer, my office will vigorously defend it,” New York State Attorney General Letitia James told The Daily Caller News Foundation in June.

A version of this story appears on the Daily Caller website.

7 Comments

7 Comments

  1. kat

    July 10, 2019 at 1:30 am

    I pray he succeeds. We support you!

  2. Diana

    July 10, 2019 at 1:40 am

    Yes do it these corrupt politicians need to be removed if your Not A Citizen you d not have aright to own a home license to drive or own a gun that is only Citizens of America same for all our programs, Social Security, Welfare, only Americans are Entitled to these programs if they have worked and paid into them at least 15-20 years, and our courts are not for illegals ether, those illegals in our jails prison need rounded up sent back to their own countries in chains , not us Taxpayers place o take care of these illegals good bad what ever they have their own countries , need to load them up within 24-48 hour sent right back to the other side of the Mexican boarder or to their country, done with this they are being cramped mistreated, well they should not come here illegally, they are not on vacation they are here to invade illegally to break our laws

  3. Gigi

    July 10, 2019 at 2:18 am

    How can any sane person in this country think this okay? I’ve had a driver’s license for 47 years and when I went to have it renewed a few weeks ago because my state is going to the new Real ID which can be used to get through security in an airport in the US, I had to present my birth certificate, Social Security Card, Marriage license and 2 proofs of residency (utility bill, MD bill). But come here illegally and just walk up and we’ll give you a driver’s license no questions asked? Hell no!!

    • CharlieSeattle

      July 10, 2019 at 2:31 am

      Democrats are traitors!

      Arrest the Deep State leaders for Seditious Conspiracy. Ban the Democrat party!

      Time to get serious Trump, and declare Martial Law.

  4. Evangeline

    July 10, 2019 at 10:06 am

    A real man of courage and conviction. A real patriot. God bless him.

  5. Stephen Russell

    July 10, 2019 at 1:08 pm

    Some lowly clerks have GUTs, Bravo & Amen & we have your 6.
    Sorry Cuomo & DeBlasio dont. & allies
    Leave NY for another state, they can use your skills

  6. Vietnam Veteran

    July 10, 2019 at 3:54 pm

    No surprise here from New York’s Cuomo and the usual democrat traitors. The democrats in Congress committed treason when they sold out the South Vietnamese people (AND the American people) in 1973. Look it up.

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