Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday gave a non-committal answer when asked about whether access to state driver’s licenses should be given to undocumented immigrants.

Cuomo, speaking with reporters in Buffalo, said the issue was a local one.

“That is a county by county decision, or we would have to change the state law,” he said.

Advocates on Wednesday in Albany rallied with state lawmakers at the Capitol to push for the provision, which has also been embraced by Cuomo’s Democratic primary opponent, Cynthia Nixon.

The driver’s license issue has remained a controversial one for Albany to tackle. More than a decade ago, then-Gov. Eliot Spitzer proposed extending driver’s licences to undocumented New York residents. Spitzer later withdrew the proposal amid an outcry from Democrats and Republicans alike, but not before the issue was seen as tripping up Hillary Clinton in a presidential debate.

Cuomo has emphasized solidarity with the state’s immigrant community and contrasted his policies with those of President Donald Trump’s administration.

Pointing to his own family’s roots as Italian immigrants, Cuomo said earlier this month, “You want to deport immigrants start with me, because I’m an undocumented person.”