Byrne Receives Community Champion Award from The Irish Echo

Posted: March 8, 2021 in Community, Immigration

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,I,SAM,ROS-Mahopac) joined 39 other honorees to participate in the Irish Echo’s 40 Under 40 transatlantic virtual awards ceremony. This recognition is for 40 Irish and Irish Americans who have distinguished themselves in their respective fields of work before reaching the age of 40.   In addition to being honored as part of the Irish Echo’s 40 […]

Byrne Voices Concerns With Green Light Law’s Effect On National Security

Posted: February 25, 2020 in Immigration, In the News, Public Safety

           Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) attended a press conference this week regarding the Green Light Law (A.3675B) and Gov. Cuomo’s threats to deny law enforcement access to the DMV database. In attendance were members of the State Assembly and Senate and U.S. Congress. The Green Light Law permits illegal immigrants to obtain New York driver’s licenses […]

Byrne Addresses Region’s Newest American Citizens

Posted: June 27, 2019 in Community, Immigration, In the News

June 26, 2019 / Carmel, NY – Assemblyman Byrne (R, C, Ref) was honored to provide the keynote speech at Wednesday morning’s naturalization ceremony at Putnam County’s Historical Courthouse, where he served as a witness to over 40 new Americans taking their oath of citizenship. Assemblyman byrne shared a bit of his own personal family […]


Posted: September 13, 2017 in Community, Immigration, In the News

CARMEL, NY – On Wednesday, Assemblyman Byrne had the honor of welcoming dozens of new American Citizens to a naturalization ceremony at the Putnam County Historical Court House hosted by the Hon. Judge John W. Sweeney, Jr. and the Hon. Michael Bartolotti Putnam County Clerk. “It’s beautiful to see so many people, after years of hard work, […]

Murphy, Byrne, on N.Y. Sanctuary State Bill: Keep Dreaming

Posted: February 9, 2017 in Immigration, Public Safety

ALBANY, NY – Is New York set to become a sanctuary state for illegal immigrants? As the debate over illegal immigration rages at the national level, the New York State Assembly this week passed a package of bills by a slim two-vote majority which would prohibit state and local law enforcement from cooperating with federal […]

Respecting our borders and our laws

Posted: January 2, 2016 in Immigration

My heritage proudly includes immigrants from Ireland, Germany, and England. Diversity is an American strength when immigration is legal. But when it’s not, New Yorkers pay a heavy price–in social welfare benefits; jobs lost to “off the books” workers; and crime committed by those who cannot understand, or willfully disregard, our laws or our culture. […]