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New municipal identification cards legalize illegals

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The United States is seeing the largest swarm of asylum seekers since the 1980 Mariel boatlift from Cuba, but their advocates are too busy rolling out the red carpet to notice the wear and tear on our safety and resources.

The city’s illegal immigrants — around half a million, according to Mayor DeBlasio — can now open a bank account, get a driver’s license, sign a lease, enter a public building, even alter their identity, compliments of the new municipal identification cards he signed into law last week, leaving outlaws free to enjoy “the peace of mind” ripped away from victims of their violent crimes.

Criminal aliens — illegals who commit crimes — are some of the worst offenders in America today, charges the government accountability office. There are 55,000 of them holed up in federal prisons, costing taxpayers more then a billion dollars a year, and nearly 300,000 incarcerated in state and local prisons.

Yet those grim facts are a yawn for the mayor, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, and the 43 council members who voted for the legislation, co-peddled by Councilman Carlos Menchaca (D–Sunset Park). They are also a bother to ambivalent Brooklyn Councilmen Alan Maisel (D–Mill Basin) and Mark Treyger (D–Coney Island), who abstained from voting in a breach of duty almost as bad as the yeah-sayers.

Illegal immigrants — an under-class torpedoing America into a dumping ground — now have a sanctuary in New York City, already an immigration-law free zone forbidding municipal workers from reporting immigration violations or cooperating with federal authorities.

Criminal aliens are more arsenic on the cake:

• May, 2014: Illegal immigrant Humberto Gonzalez is convicted in New Jersey of snatching a woman off a bike path, dragging her into a park, and raping her.

• Feb. 2014: Cinthya Garcia-Cisneros, an illegal immigrant from Mexico, is found guilty of a hit-and-run that killed 6-year-old Anna Dieter-Eckerdt and 11-year-old Abigail Robinson. But they might be alive today, if Cisneros was not a beneficiary of President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that gave her a driver’s license, a Social Security number, and a renewable work permit.

• Jan. 2014 — A jury takes less than two hours to convict Iraqi refugee Jasim Mohammed Hasin Ramadon of raping a 19-year-old woman behind a dumpster in upstate New York.

• Nov. 2013 — Salvadoran Carlos Ortega, an illegal alien and an MS-13 gang member member is convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison for assault with dangerous weapons, racketeering, racketeering conspiracy, and firearms and conspiracy offenses in New York City.

And on and on and on.

Illegal immigrants are criminals from the onset for breaking the law to come here. Now they can live freely in a city that should be putting them on the next boat back home, in the ultimate slap to their crime victims.

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John from Williamsburg says:
This article is nothing but xenophobic ranting. The NYC ID card will not enable undocumented immigrants to stay in the US, will not increase their numbers, and will not increase crime. The vast majority of undocumented immigrants live quiet, almost invisible lives, working long hours for low wages in unpleasant jobs. As bad as the conditions are, they are still better than what they can get at home. They typically do not receive public benefits, do not commit crimes and do everything possible to avoid getting in trouble for fear that it could lead to deportation and having their families split up. They are MUCH more likely to be victims of crime, than perpetrators. Many criminals assume that illegal aliens will not call the police if they are robbed, and many times this is true. The NYC ID card will help these people by giving them one piece of ID they can use to access the public library, present to the NYPD when asked to show ID, pick up their children from school (which requires ID nowadays), enter a municipal building, purchase cigarettes or a beer, cash a check, open a bank account, open an account with the electric or gas company, apply to rent an apartment, etc. It cannot be used to enter the country, board a flight or vote in any election. Tying the implementation of this program to violent street crime is nothing but a malicious attempt to demonize people who are already peaceful, hardworking members of our community.
July 21, 12:35 pm
Johanna from Sheepshead Bay says:
I agree with you John, very well put.
July 23, 5:53 pm
Ed Stein from BB says:
They are illegal. They are not supposed to be here. They have no right to be here. None of the arguments mentioned above negate this.
July 24, 5:24 am

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