1199 Service Employees International Union Backs Giving Licenses To Immigrants In New York State
(ALBANY, NEW YORK) – 1199 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - the Nation's largest Health Care Workers’ Union, is publicly backing legislation in New York State that would authorize drivers’ licenses for Immigrants who entered the country illegally.
1199 SEIU's support comes as State Lawmakers consider whether to advance the legislation before adjourning on June 19th.
In a statement, 1199 SEIU’s Political Director said licenses are essential to making Immigrants a full part of the State's Economy.
The measure has support from top Democrats in the Legislature, but a vote hasn't been scheduled as of yet.
On the flip side, it remains deeply unpopular with some Republican Lawmakers.