AG James Wins Green Light Lawsuit, Helping Immigrants Legally Obtain Drivers Licenses

NEW YORK – New York Attorney General Letitia James today released the following statement after U.S. District Judge Elizabeth Wolford granted a motion by the Office of the New York Attorney General to dismiss a lawsuit brought by Erie County Clerk Michael (Mickey) Kearns to block the Green Light law from taking effect:

“Today’s decision reinforces our position all along — the Green Light law is legal and enforceable. The law aims to make our roads safer, our economy stronger, and allows immigrants to come out of the shadows to sign up as legal drivers in our state. That’s why the claims made in this lawsuit not only disregarded these simple truths, but were misinformed and disregarded the privacy rights of New Yorkers. As the state’s attorney and chief law enforcement officer, I am proud to have vigorously defended this law and will continue to do so against all who oppose it. I, and New Yorkers across this state, thank the court for their time and judicious decision.”