Mickey Kearns

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
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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Neil McManus
October 06, 2019 - 3:37 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Erie County Clerk, Michael Kearns says he welcomes input from the Department of Justice in the lawsuit that he has filed against New York State's Green Light Law . Numerous county clerks have requested that the DOJ weigh in on the case brought by Kearns against the recent law...
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Erie County Auto Bureau. July 25, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
August 21, 2019 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) – Erie County Clerk Mickey Kearns believes that New York State’s plan to change the license plates on vehicles is a “cash grab” by New York State and criticized the governor for forcing the initiative at a time where many are burdened by other costs.
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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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AP Photo
June 19, 2019 - 9:00 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Some county clerks in New York say they will defy a new state law authorizing driver's licenses for immigrants who are in the United States illegally. Erie County Clerk Michael Kearns says Wednesday he's going to federal court with his concerns that the law signed by...
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