June 19, 2019
Statement From Congressman Tom Reed:
“First and foremost, this is not fair for the men and women who immigrated here legally or hardworking New York taxpayers,” Tom said. “This bill is also dangerous. How are DMV employees supposed to verify if a foreign document is valid? What if these people have committed serious driving infractions, such as drunk driving, in foreign country? How are we supposed to run a background check on this?
“Gov. Cuomo needs to take care of legal citizens, not illegal residents,” Tom continued. “However, we do need an immigration system which makes it easier for people to come here legally to work, not band-aid fixes with unintended consequences.”
Tom highlighted how he is committed to working to provide for DACA recipients, secure the border and reform our immigration system.