Green Light Law

Mickey Kearns speaks to county lawmakers over concerns of Green Light Law. November 13, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
November 13, 2019 - 1:43 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Staffing interpreters within the Erie County Clerk's Office is the latest concern that Mickey Kearns has about the state's controversial Green Light Law. The clerk estimated that it would cost his office $667,550 at a rate of $50 per hour for the interpreters for all the...
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Erie County Clerk Mickey Kearns during a Friday press conference/Photo WBEN Tim Wenger
Brendan Keany
November 11, 2019 - 4:00 am
BUFFALO (WBEN) - On Friday, a federal judge dismissed one of the several lawsuits that takes issue with New York's Green Light Law, which would allow a path for undocumented immigrants to obtain drivers' licenses. Erie County Clerk Mickey Kearns has been a longstanding opponent of the controversial...
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Erie County Clerk Mickey Kearns during a Friday press conference/Photo WBEN Tim Wenger
Tom Puckett
November 08, 2019 - 2:17 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - A federal judge has dismissed one of several lawsuits challenging a New York law set to allow immigrants without legal documents to seek driver's licenses. U.S. District Judge Elizabeth Wolford dismissed Friday a lawsuit brought by Republican Erie County Clerk Michael Kearns...
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Erie County Auto Bureau in Tonawanda. July 5, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
October 24, 2019 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - County attorneys representing Erie County Clerk Mickey Kearns and attorneys from the New York State Attorney General's Office are playing the waiting game when it comes to a decision on whether or not New York's Green Light Law will take effect. A judge on Wednesday did not...
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Erie County Clerk Mickey Kearns and Assistant Erie County Attorney Ken Kirby after oral arguments in the Green Light Law case. October 23, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
October 23, 2019 - 2:38 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - A federal judge will make a decision on New York's Green Light Law sometime in mid-November after hearing arguments from attorneys representing Erie County and an attorney from the attorney general's office. The Green Light Law, which allows undocumented immigrants the...
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Robert H. Jackson Federal Courthouse in Buffalo. June 11, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
October 22, 2019 - 9:00 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Wednesday marks the first day that New York's controversial Green Light Law will be challenged in a federal courtroom. The law would allow undocumented immigrants the ability to receive a driver's license in New York State. Advocates of the law argue that people in the...
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Erie County Auto Bureau. July 25, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
July 26, 2019 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - New York State Attorney General Letitia James remains supportive of the controversial Green Light Law, the measure that would allow undocumented immigrants to obtain a driver's license. In a press conference, the attorney general said that she believes the law, despite...
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July 15, 2019 - 10:40 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN - Brendan Keany) - Last week, Erie County Clerk Mickey Kearns filed a lawsuit against Governor Cuomo and DMV Commissioner Mark Schroeder over the Green Light Law, which would provide driver's licenses to illegal immigrants. "The Green Light Law conflicts with federal immigration law,...
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Tom Puckett
July 09, 2019 - 6:45 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Erie County Clerk Mickey Kearns has filed a lawsuit against Governor Cuomo, Attorney General Tish James and DMV Commissioner Mark Schroeder over the Green Light Law. READ: Complete Court Filing READ: Complete Court Filing Media Folder: Media Root Kearns says the bill, which...
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