New York Department of Motor Vehicles is reviewing
proposal for a limited "Immigrant Driver Permit" that
could allow hundreds of thousands of drivers now facing
license suspension to stay on the road legally. Earlier
this year the department began crosschecking
Security numbers and found many immigrants
using faking ones to obtain drivers'
George Pataki signed a new law that would regulate immigration-consulting
businesses. Under the law, they must be insured for
law-enforcement officials to recover damages from
them. The law also requires them to provide
language translations for clients.
Ads in six languages began running in
late September to encourage immigrants to use 311,
the city's complaint and information line. About 2.2
percent of the 678,000
calls made on average each month
to 311 are from
The meaning of the presidential
election to immigrants, the right to speak Spanish
the elderly in Chinatown and a credit card scam targeting
Hispanic immigrants -- articles from the
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