On Monday night, we watched as New York made history by becoming the 13th state to provide access to driver’s licenses to all residents, regardless of immigration status. Now all of our immigrant community members will be able to drive to work, drop their kids off at school, and get medical care without fearing being separated from their family. We are proud to have been part of this long and difficult campaign to restore access to drivers licenses for our community members and are thankful to the many advocates who never gave up over 18 years of organizing. Over the past few months our community leaders and members have hosted letter writing and calling drives, shared their stories, and travelled around the city and state to attend rallies and speak to elected officials. Thank you to everyone who contributed to this incredible victory!
The new law will go into effect 180 days after Governor Cuomo signed it, on December 14th, 2019. You can learn a little bit more about what this will look like and the protections included in the lawhere. We will be working over the coming months to ensure our community members receive the information they need about the new law — If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out!
We look forward to continuing to work with you in the coming months and years towards more victories for our immigrant community!
En la lucha,
The Staff at Cabrini Immigrant Services – NYC