|SYRACUSE - In the latest blow to Gov. Spitzer's plan to give driver's licenses to illegal immigrants, New York state's sheriffs yesterday came out strongly against the program and asked the governor to go back to the drawing board. |
The statewide Sheriffs' Association took the formal position shortly after Spitzer's homeland-security director, Michael Balboni, tried - and failed - to sell the measure to the group as an upgrade in state and national security.
"We respect and support the governor's efforts to strengthen security in New York and the nation," the Sheriffs' Association said in a statement following the vote behind closed doors.
"However, we do not feel that providing a driver's license to illegal immigrants is appropriate and, as an association, we do not support that program."
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
New York Sheriffs oppose Spitzer's license plan.
Nation: Spitzer just stepped right into it with the illegals getting driver licenses. I doubt he saw this much opposition coming at him.