New Haven, Connecticut has become the first to adopt a program that issues ID cards to illegal immigrants.
New Haven will offer illegal immigrants municipal identification cards that allow access to city services such as libraries and a chance to open bank accounts.
Supporters say the cards will improve public safety and give undocumented workers protections now afforded legal residents. Critics contend it will unleash a flood of illegal immigration, straining services and wasting taxpayer money.
The program started today. Part of me thinks it’s a good idea but on the other side I’m frustrated that we aren’t doing enough to take care of our own legal citizens.
I need more time to ponder on this. What do you think?
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