Dozens gathered in the Newburgh Armory Unity Center, Sunday, to celebrate last month’s passage of a bill in New York State that would grant undocumented immigrants’ driver’s licenses, in an event that was organized by the nonprofit organization Nobody Leaves Mid-Hudson.
The bill has generated controversy from both political parties, but attendees did not pay much attention to the backlash. The nonprofit’s lead organizer Ignacio Acevedo was thrilled for the new law, known as the Green Light bill.
“The meaning for the community in particular is being able to survive without being scared of being separated from your family. I’m a citizen, so not being worried for my family gives me peace of mind.”