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In letter to Bello, Dinolfo asks for bipartisanship to stop 'Green Light' bill

June 14, 2019 06:31 PM

ALBANY, N.Y. (WHEC) -- The Monroe County executive is speaking out against a bill to allow undocumented immigrants to get driver's licenses in New York.

In a letter, Cheryl Dinolfo asks her political opponent, County Clerk Adam Bello, to join her in Albany next Monday.

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Dinolfo plans to meet with members of the state Senate to advocate against the legislation.

They're expected to take it up next week.

This week, the Assembly passed the "Green Light" bill, which would allow undocumented workers to get a standard state driver's license regardless of their immigration status.

"Certainly I have expressed my reservations as county executive and prior as county clerk, and certainly Clerk Bello has raised some concerns about the procedures of issuing these licenses for illegal immigrants, and I've asked him to join me in a bipartisan effort to show our senators that this legislation should not go forward," said Dinolfo. 

In response, Bello released the folowing statement Friday: 

"I am pleased to partner with the county executive and share my expertise on licensing issues. I look forward to meeting with state senators and sharing my concerns with the present proposal to confer driver's licenses to undocumented individuals."

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