NEW YORK: Gov. Andrew Cuomo Signs Bill Granting Undocumented Immigrants Right To Driver’s License

CBS News reports:

On Monday, the New York Senate passed the “Green Light Bill,” which is designed to give undocumented immigrants the right to a driver’s license. Last week, the Assembly passed the bill, which had the support of Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

CBS New York reports Cuomo signed the bill into law overnight, making New York the 13th state in the U.S. to allow people without legal immigration status to obtain a driver’s license.

A recent poll released by Siena College showed more than 50% of New Yorkers surveyed were against allowing undocumented immigrants to get driver’s licenses. It’s an especially contentious issue in some suburban communities where critics say the legislation is a path to citizenship.