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How Will Municipal ID Cards Improve Individuals’ Lives? (Jun 2014)

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:  

Talking Points: Why Cities Should Issue Municipal ID Cards to All Residents (Apr 2014)

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

Talking Points on Tuition Equity: Why States Should Offer In-State Tuition to All Residents (March 2014)

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

Why States Should Provide Access to Driver’s Licenses to Undocumented Immigrants

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.

Welcoming the Stranger through Immigrant Integration (Sept 2013)

Welcoming the Stranger through Immigrant Integration discusses five state-level legislative initiatives that promote the integration of immigrants into our states and communities.  The integration measures discussed include legislation that creates tuition equity for all; strengthens human trafficking laws; invests in English language instruction; uses the budget process to integrate immigrants; and enhances access to financial aid and protection against immigration consultant fraud.

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