Tag: Drivers Licenses

County Clerks Revolt Over N.Y. Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants

When New York lawmakers passed the so-called Green Light Law in June, it was hailed a landmark victory by those who had fought for the measure for more than two decades. The law makes New York one of 14 states that allow undocumented immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses, which proponents argue will help them avoid […]

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ICE Used Facial Recognition to Mine State Driver’s License Databases

WASHINGTON — Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials have mined state driver’s license databases using facial recognition technology, analyzing millions of motorists’ photos without their knowledge. In at least three states that offer driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants, ICE officials have requested to comb through state repositories of license photos, according to newly released documents. At […]

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Saudi Arabia Granted Women the Right to Drive. A Year on, It’s Still Complicated.

Saudi Arabia granted women the right to drive one year ago, a historic move that cracked open a window to new freedoms for women who have long lived under repressive laws. The measure was enacted by the country’s de facto leader, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who also eased other restrictions on women, leading some […]

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Rebellion by County Clerks Over N.Y. Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] As he watched a live stream of a New York State Senate vote on Monday night, Michael P. Kearns, the county clerk in Erie County, sat in disbelief. For nearly two decades, efforts to allow undocumented immigrants to get […]

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Marijuana, E-Scooters, Driver’s Licenses: Last-Minute Deals in Albany

Weather: The forecast for the last days of spring is looking dreary. Today, expect thunderstorms, heavy rain and wind gusts, with a high in the low 70s. Alternate-side parking: In effect until July 4. ImageCreditBryan Anselm for The New York Times Imagine riding an electric scooter to your rent-stabilized apartment, where you enjoy legal marijuana. […]

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Progressives Appear to Win Push in N.Y. for Licenses for the Undocumented

The New York State Senate was expected to approve a bill on Monday to grant driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants, a deeply polarizing issue that had caused a rift between progressive and moderate Democrats and put new focus on the state’s reputation as a haven for immigrants. The vote, together with the Assembly’s passage last […]

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Driver’s Licenses for the Undocumented: New York’s Immigration Land Mine

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] In the 12 years since fierce backlash forced Gov. Eliot Spitzer to abandon a proposal to offer driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants, New York has fashioned much of its political identity around a commitment to immigrant issues. That resolve […]

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Did I Need to Know What Gender My Nonbinary Interviewees Were Assigned at Birth? Maybe Not

Times Insider explains who we are and what we do, and delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how our journalism comes together. I knew certain things about Charley Fogel, the person I was interviewing a few weeks ago at a Starbucks in Bethesda, Md. Their pronouns were they/them. They had adopted their gender-neutral name a few years […]

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Which Box Do You Check? Some States Are Offering a Nonbinary Option

BOSTON — Ever since El Martinez started asking to be called by the gender-neutral pronouns “they/them” in the ninth grade, they have fielded skepticism in a variety of forms and from a multitude of sources about what it means to identify as nonbinary. There are faculty advisers on El’s theater crew who balk at using […]

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When a Traffic Ticket Costs $13,000

For most people living in America, transportation is central to daily life. About 83 percent of Americans report that they regularly drive a car multiple times a week. Yet millions of drivers across the country have had their licenses suspended — taking away their ability to drive to work, school, the grocery store or the […]

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