LatinoJustice Applauds 2nd Circuit Federal Court Decision Upholding Green Light Law
On Monday, November 30, 2020, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued a decision leaving New York’s Green Light Driver’s License Law in effect.
Prior to the Green Light law going into effect last December, undocumented immigrant New Yorkers stopped while driving could face possible arrest, and devastating collateral consequences including detention and even deportation. An estimated 750,000-plus immigrant New Yorkers are now eligible to apply for driver’s licenses.
We are grateful that the appellate decision preserves the force of the Green Light Law allows many undocumented New Yorkers and their families to benefit from a state policy grounded in public safety and fairness.