DL717 wrote:anrec80 wrote:kalvado wrote:In NY particular case, the problem is not with licenses to undocumented immigrants -problem is that NYS restricted federal access to DMV records, with court warrant required for data requests.
DMV data is a part of background check procedure - so federal background checks now cannot be completed. Global entry is the first casualty, expect more to follow - airline crew and airport staff hiring, gun permits are just few examples where federal background checks are required.
As for protecting immigrants... Federal service to legal immigrants may also be affected - long term visas being issued and renewed come to mind.
Hmm - interesting. I was just wondering why Feds made such decision.
Because it’s a background check for security reasons, not a passport which is based on residency requirements. The difference in the New York law is it prevents Federal access to the DMV records, where other states with similar laws do not block access. In other words, New York took it a step further because they are a) stupid or b) trying to play a political game. Probably both.
Further reading of the New York law leads me to option C: Trying to protect New York citizens. The federal government wants unfettered access to NY DMV records. That would include foreign citizens here on visas and undocumented workers who are actually trying to right their wrong.
TSA does not need the records of every single person. TSA does not need to expand like that. Ignoring state's rights like that. Funny how Republicans now love big gub'mint....