Sabini, a Spitzer Ally on Licenses, ‘Disappointed’ in New Plan

One of the state Senators who joined Eliot Spitzer when he originally announced his driver’s license policy was John Sabini, of Jackson Heights.

Sabini represents a large Hispanic and Asian constituency, and this issue has generally been one that the Senator, understandably, has followed closely.

I asked Sabini what his thoughts were on Spitzer’s compromise plan, which would allow illegal immigrants to obtain special driver’s licenses that couldn’t be used in circumstances that require federally approved ID’s.

In a statement, Sabini said, "I’m disappointed that the new policy was framed in the context of Real ID, because I feel that the trend, nationally state-by-state, has been against Real ID."