Illegal immigrants will now be able to get valid driver's licenses in the state of New York starting next week after a last-minute legal challenge to the Green Light Law was dismissed.
The law, signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, allows anyone to apply for a driver's license regardless of immigration status and does not require a Social Security number.
State Sen. Luis Sepúlveda (D-Bronx) said:
"This is a major step forward for all New Yorkers as we keep building New York to live up to its full potential of equity, opportunity and justice. We also look forward to the significant economic and safety benefits the law will bring to communities across our state."