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Activists Want Qualified Undocumented Immigrants to be Granted Driver’s Licenses

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Amparo Zapata came to this country from Mexico. She worked as a home health aide, but didn’t have a car or license to get to work. She said she had to walk a mile sometimes in all types of weather.

“Awful, because the snow hitting your face and the coldness,” Zapata said, “and sometimes some of the clients, they needed to get to the doctors, and not being able to take them.”

Zapata joined other people in a similar situation, activists and Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner, on Monday to to advocate for the Green Light New York Campaign. They wanted state legislation passed granting driver’s licenses for all qualified drivers, regardless of immigration status…

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