Available Soon for People Needing ID: City-Issued Cards – NYTimes.comBy
Where the address meets the government and other institutions! Governments and banks and, yes, the security services, can not efficiently extend to all the benefits they are created to deliver without….an identification proof that contains an address. We salute the City of New York in finally delivering this sign of hope to the homeless and undocumented.
In fact, the benefits will extend far beyond just those getting cards. To the banks where they can open accounts, to the employers who can verify the right to work, to landlords who need to show their banks they have legitimate tenants, to health insurance companies, to the local grocery store, to an airline, for security clearance at the airport….and it goes on.
New York is still the city of immigrants and the point of beginning for so many American families’ histories. This is a wonderful welcoming gesture!