NYC ID card supporters take fight to City Hall

A lawmaker voiced support Thursday on the steps of City Hall for an identification card for all New Yorkers ? regardless of immigration status.State Sen.

THE BRONX - A lawmaker voiced support Thursday on the steps of City Hall for an identification card for all New Yorkers ? regardless of immigration status.

State Sen. Ruben Diaz and the New York Hispanic Clergy Organization are backing legislation calling for ID cards. Diaz said the cards are needed to assist people who cannot legally obtain state identification.

The senator said he believes identification cards will improve banking services for immigrants, help them gain employment and ensure access to city services.

The lawmaker said the legislation promotes the spirit of Executive Order 41, issued in 2003. Mayor Michael Bloomberg issued the order, which is meant to protect immigrants' rights. The order encourages immigrants to seek assistance without fear of being deported.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Word on the Street: Airline dress code 1 Word on the Street: Airline dress code
VIDEO: Rally held to support sick leave legislation 2 VIDEO: Rally held to support sick leave legislation
Troy Ramey of Sea Cliff competes on NBC's 3 Long Islander competes on 'The Voice'
Ray Navarette is among the Long Island Ducks' 4 Legendary LI Duck lands in Bloomingdales with clothing line
The 161st Street Business Improvement District is excited 5 New businesses coming to Yankee Stadium area

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE