New York State is dying a slow death. People are fleeing the state, taxes keep going up, services are going down, and there are fewer and fewer jobs.
I’m in the lower Hudson Valley and entire towns have been completely flooded with illegals who work in the city. The NYC trade labor unions have done a good job of keeping the illegals out, but they aren’t as tough as they used to be and there are plenty of non-union companies that are hiring the illegals to work. It used to be when that happened the union would go and disrupt the job site and make it impossible for the non-union guys to complete the job. I’m not a big union supporter, but in NYC it was a good pipeline to steady high paying jobs for family and friends.
Back to this whole driver’s license thing…just add it to the list of benefits that they are getting. Illegals are getting free in-state tuition at all SUNY and CUNY schools. They are also getting welfare, food stamps, and subsidized housing from the state. The majority of them work off the books for cash and don’t pay taxes. They drive drunk, high, and recklessly. They crash into people and things all the time and are never held accountable. Everywhere you go it’s nothing but mariachi music blasting from shitty beat up cars. What used to be one of the most beautiful areas of all of New York has turned into an absolute destitute shithole. I can’t wait to get out but my kids are still in Catholic school.