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A wide array of city residents would benefit from eligibility for municipal ID cards, including such vulnerable groups as undocumented immigrants, victims of domestic violence or natural disaster, the homeless, low-income senior citizens, and the formerly incarcerated.  ID cards will greatly improve the lives of all cardholders and their ability to access basic services.  Among the many situations in which a municipal ID may help an individual prove his or her identity are to:


Offering municipal ID cards to all city residents is fundamentally fair.

Separating local policing from immigration enforcement is legal.

Offering in-state tuition rates to all residents benefits the state’s economy.

Why States Should Provide Access to Driver’s Licenses to All Residents


Granting driver’s licenses to all residents improves public safety on our roads.