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Illegal Immigrants Issued ID Cards In Connecticut

In Are you kidding me?, Connecticut, Economy, Immigration, Just News, Local News, Media, news, Politics on July 24, 2007 at 3:12 pm

Downtown New Haven Connecticut

New Haven, Connecticut has become the first to adopt a program that issues ID cards to illegal immigrants.

From Reuters:

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?

Read the whole story here.

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