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Hundreds line up at Riverhead DMV office after ‘Green Light NY’ law takes effect

by Dec 16, 2019
People were lined up outside the Riverhead DMV office as early as 5 a.m. today, the first business day after the Green Light NY law took effect Saturday.

From fear and worry to celebration: ‘Green Light NY’ through the eyes of an immigrant

by Jun 19, 2019
William De León is a documented Guatemalan immigrant and has a valid NY driver's license. But that was not always the case. He shared his story Monday evening at a vigil held in Riverhead, where people gathered to pray as they awaited the State Senate floor vote on the 'Green Light NY' bill.

‘Green Light’ bill becomes law

by Jun 18, 2019
The “Green Light NY” bill, which allows the commissioner of motor vehicles to issue driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants, was passed by the State Senate and quickly signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Getting drivers licensed is in everybody’s best interests

by Apr 13, 2019
Allowing all residents to lawfully obtain a driver’s license will make our roads safer, reduce the number of unlicensed and uninsured drivers, reduce insurance premiums, add millions to the state treasury and cut enforcement and court costs.

Marchers take to the streets to support driver’s license access for all

by Mar 13, 2019
Residents and community advocates marched down Main Street Tuesday afternoon in support of state legislation that would make standard ­­driver’s licenses available for all New Yorkers, regardless of immigration status.

March planned in Riverhead Tuesday to advocate for expanded access to driver’s licenses in New York

Civil rights advocates are organizing a march through Riverhead Tuesday to call on lawmakers to pass the 'Green Light' bill, a measure that would allow undocumented immigrants access to driver's licenses in New York.