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Los Angeles Approves ID Cards For Undocumented Immigrants

By Amanda Peterson Beadle  

"Los Angeles Approves ID Cards For Undocumented Immigrants"


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The Los Angeles City Council voted 12-1 on Wednesday to provide a new photo identification card to undocumented immigrants and other marginalized populations. Los Angeles councilman Ed Reyes said the city ID card, which could be used to open bank accounts and pay utility bills, is a way for the city’s poorest workers to “come out into the light.” When a city committee held a hearing on the measure in October, no one spoke against the form of identification for the roughly 4.3 million undocumented immigrants living in Los Angeles.

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