The Driver’s License and Privacy Act (Green Light) has just gone into effect, allowing all New Yorkers age 16 and older to apply for a standard non-commercial driver’s license or learner’s permit regardless of citizenship or legal status. Standard licenses cannot be used for any federal purposes such as air travel.

Go to the New York Department of Motor Vehicles to find out all you need to know to apply. Details are also available on the website of the Worker Justice Center of New York in Spanish and English. If you’d like to help friends and neighbors fill out DMV forms and/or accompany them to Kingston’s DMV office, join UIDN for a training session Mon., Jan. 13, 6-8 p.m., Holy Cross/Santa Cruz Church, 30 Pine Grove Ave., Kingston. Email uidn@ulsterimmigrantdefensenetwork.org if you are interested in joining us.