Former ICE Director Slams New York Over Illegal Immigrant Driver Licenses

Tom Homan, former acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), struck out at New York politicians for enacting a new law that allows illegal immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses.

“It’s another enticement. It’s another way of minimizing illegality of illegal immigration; making them comfortable, giving them benefits,” Homan said. “There’s absolutely no reason to give a privilege of a driver’s license to someone who is here in violation of the law.”

The Driver’s License Access and Privacy Act, also known as the “Green Light Law,” also withholds all Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) records and information from agencies “that primarily enforce immigration law.” It came into effect on Dec. 16.