A New York county clerk has filed a lawsuit against legislation that would give undocumented immigrants driver’s licenses.
Erie County Clerk Michael Kearns on Monday sought a federal court injunction that would prevent the new law from going into effect until its constitutionality is reviewed.
Kearns argued the measure forces county clerks to violate their oath of office by granting licenses to individuals who have broken immigration law.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Attorney General Letitia James are the defendants in the case. Cuomo signed the bill last month.
Kearns also said the initiative is inconsistent with New York law.