Richmond, CA: Ready to Give City ID Cards to Illegal Aliens...community identification card that will allow residents to open bank accounts and gain access to municipal services regardless of immigration status. The City Council unanimously endorsed a municipal ID proposal Tuesday, and will vote on a final ordinance July 5.
In recent years, at least five cities have approved these kinds of identification programs. Cards generally include an official photograph and city imprint. So that it does not become a scarlet letter for illegal aliens, the card is designed to appeal to all residents by combining access to libraries, pools, public transportation and other services. Richmond is placing special emphasis on issuing cards to the indigent, transgender people and runaway youth, as well as illegals.