Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark said Saturday that she supports granting driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants, becoming the second city prosecutor to back the measure.
Brooklyn DA Eric Gonzalez has also supported the bill.
“Government should encourage people to comply, rather than standing back and hoping people violate the law so they can be arrested,” she said at an Albany Conference.
Clark insists law enforcement would benefit by being able to identify whom they pull over.
The measure would generate $57 million in license and registration fees annually from an 265,000 additional drivers, according to the Fiscal Policy Institute.
Critics argue that undocumented immigrants would use the licenses as a loophole to obtain citizenship.