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Kearns sues Governor, AG over Green Light Law

Credit: WKBW Buffalo
Published on July 8, 2019 - Duration: 02:22s
Kearns sues Governor, AG over Green Light Law.
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Kearns sues Governor, AG over Green Light Law

GOOD EVENING.

THEERIE COUNTY CLERK ISTAKING GOVERNORANDREW CUOMO TOCOURT.MICKEY KEARNS ISSUING THE GOVERNOROVER THE NEWLYSIGNED LAW THAT GIVESUNDOCUMENTEDWORKERS ACCESS TODRIVERS LICENSES.7 EYEWITNESS NEWSREPORTER HANNAHBUEHLER IS LOOKINGINTO THIS TONIGHT271:18ERIE COUNTY CLERKMICKEY KEARNS HASBEEN AGAINST THEGREEN LIGHT BILL SINCETHE VERY BEGINNING.HE'S PUBLICLY VOWEDNOT TO ENFORCETHENEW LAW----WHICH WILL ALLOWSUNDOCUMENTEDIMMIGRANTS TO APPLYFOR A NEW YORK STATEDRIVERS LICENCE....NOW---KEARNS ISTAKING IT A STEPFURTHER -- SUING GOV.ANDREW CUOMOATTORNEY GENERALLETITIA JAMES AND THENEW YORK STATECOMMISSIONER OF THEDMV MARK SCHROEDER.IT IS ILLEGAL TO HIREANYONE WHO IS HEREILLEGALLY THAT'S THEFEDERAL LAW OF THELANDSO WHEN THEY TALKABOUT PEOPLE NEEDINGA DRIVERS LICENSE TOGET TO WORK---YOUSHOULDN'T BE HIRINGTHESE PEOPLE IT'SAGAINST FEDERAL LAWTHAT WAS KEARNSWHEN WE SPOKE WITHHIM ON THIS ISSUE LASTMONTH---TODAY---HE COULDN'T'BE REACHED.

HISOFFICE TOLD ME HE ISMEETING ON THIS VERYISSUE WITH OTHERCOUNTY CLERKS INSYRACUSE.THE LAW ALSO STATESTHAT ANY LEGISLATIONHAS TO MIRROR FEDERALLAWMEANING THAT STATELAW CAN'T SUPERSEDEFEDERAL LAW IT GOESFEDERAL THAN STATETHAT'S WHAT KEARNS ICHALLENGING.IN A MEDIA RELEASEANNOUNCING THELAWSUIT---KEARNS SAYSHIS FEDERAL LAWSUITSEEKS A DECLARATIONAS THE LAW'SCONSTITUTIONALITYAND WILL BE SEEKING ANINJUNCTION TO PREVENTTHE LAW FROM GOINGINTO EFFECT.ERIE COUNTYLEGISLATOR JOE LORIGOWAS ONE OF THECOUNTY LAWMAKERSWHO VOTED FOR ARESOLUTION ALLOWINGTHE COUNTY ATTORNEYTO REPRESENT KEARNSIN THIS MATTER.TAKE ALL OF THE FEARMONGERING OUT OF ITTAKE ALL OF THEEXTREME TALK ABOUTCALLING PEOPLEILLEGALS AND GET RID OFTHAT AND GET TO THEHEART OF WHETHER IT ISSOMETHING THAT CAN BEDONE AND HOW IT CAN BEDONE AND THERE'S A LOTOF QUESTIONS ABOUTHOW THIS WILL BE DONELORIGO SAYS THEBIGGEST QUESTION IS IFTHE GREEN LIGHT BILL ISEVEN LEGAL-AND THAT'S WHAT THELAWSUIT WILLDETERMINEATTORNEY GENERALLETITIA JAMESRELEASED A STATEMENTSAYING"THE GREEN LIGHT LAWIS WELL CRAFTED ANDTHE OFFICE OFATTORNEY GENERAL HASCONCLUDED THAT IT ISCONSTITUTIONAL.

ASTHE STATE'S ATTORNEYAND CHIEF LAWENFORCEMENT OFFICER,MY OFFICE WILLVIGOROUSLY DEFEND IT."KEARNS SAYS HE PLANSTO FILE THE LAWSUIT INFEDERAL COURTTOMORROW.HIS MAINARGUMENT----GIVINGUNDOCUMENTEDIMMIGRANTS DRIVER'SLICENSES IS AGAINSTFEDERAL LAW ANDAGAINST THECONSTITUTION.

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