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Bill would allow gov. to fire co. clerks if they don't provide driver's licenses to illegal aliens

Posted at 6:17 PM, May 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-07 23:22:50-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — If New York county clerks don’t provide drivers licenses to undocumented immigrants, the governor could remove them from office. That’s what a proposed bill in Albany states.

The legislation is currently in the Committee on Investigations and Government Operations and was introduced by Senator Luis Sepulveda, a democrat, who represents portions of the Bronx.

Erie County Clerk Michael Kearns, a republican, heard about the bill on Monday.

“I told the people of Erie County what I was going to do, and I told them right then and there, that I would never, and I repeated, ever, issue drivers licenses to illegal aliens. I’m not going to break the law,” said Kearns.