Judge to send feds info on unlicensed drivers

A Westbury Village judge announced Monday that he plans to alert the Department of Homeland Security of all individuals convicted of driving without a license. Village Justice Thomas Liotti said he will

News 12 Staff

Jul 16, 2007, 10:37 PM

Updated 6,206 days ago

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A Westbury Village judge announced Monday that he plans to alert the Department of Homeland Security of all individuals convicted of driving without a license.
Village Justice Thomas Liotti said he will pass along people's names regardless of their ethnicity, but he suspects what trends DHS might be met with.
"They are probably going to find people who are committing these offenses again and again are here illegally," Liotti said.
The family of the late Touro law student Audra Kaczur believes Liotti has the right idea. Kaczur, then 24, was killed in December by an illegal immigrant who was driving drunk and unlicensed. The man was deported once before, but had re-entered the country.
"My daughter would probably still be alive because he wouldn't be on the road. He would have been in jail," Audra's mother, Vivian Kaczur, said.
Hispanic leaders are questioning Liotti's initiative.
"One of the worries here is whether the immigrant community is going to be more fearful, regardless of their legal status, appearing in front of Judge Liotti," said Nadia Marin-Molina of Workplace Project.
To watch the complete interview with Westbury Village Justice Thomas Liotti about his unlicensed driver plan, go to channel 612 on your iO digital cable box and select iO Extra.


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