Statement from U.S. Rep. John Katko on Proposal to Issue NYS Driver's Licenses to Illegal Immigrants

May 12, 2019
Press Release

SYRACUSE, NY — U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) today released the following statement:

“I oppose giving driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants. Rather than legitimizing illegal immigration, policy makers at all levels of government should be focused on creating a comprehensive solution on immigration that balances the needs of our economy, immigrants and their families, and strong national security. 
“Efforts like this one in New York State are a distraction from that effort, and could have adverse effects on fraud prevention, identity theft, and immigration enforcement.”