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COMPTROLLER MYCHAJLIW OPENS WHISTLEBLOWER HOTLINE TO REPORT ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS TO ICE

June 21, 2019

Erie County Comptroller Stefan I. Mychajliw Jr. expanded his Whistleblower Hotline after New York State approved the “Green Light” law that grants illegal immigrants the right to receive a driver’s license. State leaders, without regard for federal law or safety, included language in the law that threatens legal action against any County Clerk or employee who provides information to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). However, by utilizing the Comptroller’s Whistleblower Hotline, anyone can leave a tip anonymously.   That information will be forwarded to the appropriate federal contact.  

COMPTROLLER MYCHAJLIW COMPLETES REPORT ON NEGATIVE CONSEQUENCES OF ILLEGAL ALIENS HAVING A DRIVER’S LICENSE

June 7, 2019

Erie County Comptroller Stefan I. Mychajliw Jr. released his report that outlines the negative consequences that will be caused by granting illegal aliens the right to obtain a valid New York State driver’s license. At the request of County Clerk Michael P. Kearns, Comptroller Mychajliw investigated the issue and found numerous negative consequences to law abiding taxpayers and law enforcement.  

CLERK CALLS ON COMPTROLLER TO INVESTIGATE NEGATIVE CONSEQUENCES OF ILLEGAL ALIENS OBTAINING DRIVER’S LICENSES

May 30, 2019

In a bipartisan effort, Erie County Comptroller Stefan I. Mychajliw Jr. (R-Hamburg) and Clerk Michael P. Kearns (D-Buffalo) announced the launch of an investigation into the negative consequences associated with granting illegal aliens the right to obtain a driver’s license in the State of New York. In a letter to Comptroller Mychajliw, Clerk Kearns requests the Comptroller’s Office release a report that outlines possible adverse effects if state leaders approve legislation granting that right. 

Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw

Erie County Comptroller Stefan Iwan Mychajliw is the son of Polish and Ukrainian immigrants, the youngest of seven children, who grew up in blue-collar beginnings near the corner of William and Fillmore on the East Side of Buffalo.

The people of Erie County first elected Mychajliw Erie County Comptroller on November 6th, 2012. Husband to Ashley, a social worker, and proud father of Mia Theresa, Maksym Roman and Emeryk Francis

If you see or suspect waste, fraud or abuse of county resources, don’t ignore it!  Please take a minute and report your suspicions to our Erie County Whistleblower Hotline. If you are, or work for, a County Clerk in New York State and you suspect that a person who is in the United States illegally has applied for a driver’s license, you can anonymously report it to ICE by calling their hotline at 1-866-347-2423 or electronically on their website. OR, utilize our Erie County hotline, and we will forward all tips.

 

 

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