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Council gets update on Municipal ID program

possible municipal id program. abc-seven’s complete coverage continues with abc- 7’s maria garcia. maria? the border network for human rights turned in a petion with more than 11- thousand signatures supporting the municipal id. supporters say other cities that have issued municipal ids have seen a decrease in crime because undocumented immigrants don’t hesitate to call police. opponents say it’s an unnecesary cost that benefits only a small population. 13-23 34-46 48-59 tener mas confianza de hablar con la policia. dozens of people spoke in favor of the municipal id. they say an id would help not just immigrants but also veterans, the disabled and the homeless. people who don’t have id may not feel comfortable going out and seeking the services that they need that are actually available to them is a powerful argument for having something like a municipal identification card.” the city heard a presentation from staff pointing out the id would not be accepted by state and federal agencies or programs. that angered supporters who said that’s not the point. “i don’t believe the staff took the time to do the right investigation. we are not a stupid people. we knew that this was not an immigration paper. this was not for welfare purposes. issuance of these id will promote fraud fraud to the widest extend because these people have not been vetted supporters say they want to be able to identify themselves as the parents of their children at school and with police. they cited a 20 – percent drop in crime in new haven connecticut after it adopted municipal ids. research that was not presented to the council. when you do policy in very subjective and hypothetical terms, it would never work.” the man whom you heard from in the story opposing the id was the only one in more than five hours of discussion who spoke against it. the city is going to look into partnerships with other organizations and cost sharing. and decide what to do.. you won’t need a driver’s license

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