According to a new report, upstate New Yorkers are revolting against an unpopular plan to give driver’s licenses to illegal aliens.
The NY State Senate is expected to pass the measure despite more than five-in-ten suburban voters oppose giving driver’s licenses to illegals compared to only 40 percent support.
While the business lobby and New York Democrats unite to give driver’s licenses to illegal aliens in the state, voters living upstate and in suburban neighborhoods are revolting against the plan.
The New York state Senate is expected to pass a measure, already passed by the state Assembly, giving driver’s licenses to illegal aliens living across the state. The plan, supported by the open borders lobby and state Democrats, received the blessing of the state’s business lobby.
The Business Council of New York State announced support for the plan, saying it is necessary to promote a nationwide amnesty for all 11 to 22 million illegal aliens living in the U.S.
Business Council of New York State President and CEO Heather C. Briccetti said in a statement:
We are supporting this bill because it sends a signal to Washington that comprehensive immigration reform is a necessary business issue, and because it’s the right and decent thing to do. It is an opportunity to support billions in annual economic activity, and state and local tax collections, driven by hardworking undocumented families around the state. This bill is also an opportunity to increase these New Yorker’s ability to support local employers and businesses.
New York’s suburbanites and upstate voters, though, reject giving driver’s licenses to illegal aliens. The latest Siena College poll revealed that a majority of all New York voters, 53 percent, oppose the plan.
Specifically, more than five-in-ten suburban voters oppose giving driver’s licenses to illegal aliens and only 40 percent support the plan. Likewise, voters living in upstate New York oppose giving driver’s licenses to illegal aliens by a majority of 62 percent, as well as nearly six-in-ten white voters in the state.