LA ID Card Passes City Council
"A plan to provide illegal immigrants with an official city ID card easily won a key vote Tuesday when members of a Los Angeles City Council committee agreed to solicit bids for a third-party vendor to handle the program. Councilman Ed Reyes, a member of the Arts, Parks, Health and Aging Committee, said it's 'about time' that L.A. residents, regardless of immigration status, have the ability to easily open bank accounts and access city services," the LA Times reports.
"'It is clearly an accommodation,' said Ira Mehlman of the Federation for American Immigration Reform, a group critical of illegal immigration. 'Los Angeles is making it easier for people who have violated federal immigration laws to live in the city.'"
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