Steve Choi, executive director of the New York Immigration Coalition, said he believes the protections are "ironclad." But he said it should be up to undocumented immigrants to decide for themselves whether they want to take the risk. The law specifically prohibits the state DMV from turning any information over to U.S. immigration officials, including ICE and Customs & Border Protection, without a court order, subpoena or judicial warrant. Any immigrant who lives in New York without legal immigration status will have to prove their age and identity with valid, foreign-issued documents. Applicants also have to prove they live in New York by providing documentation, such as a utility bill with their name and address on it.
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