Tuesday, June 05, 2007

i was listening to the news on the radio

on my way home from work yesterday. i THOUGHT i heard, new haven wants to issue id cards to illegal aliens. i use the word THOUGHT because surely this could NOT possibly be true

if someone is an ILLEGAL resident of the united states that means they are under the radar. they don't want to be counted among us

how the HELL is the city of new haven going to MAKE illegal aliens register and sign up for id cards?

the angle is (allegedly) a good one. if one has an id card one can qualify for certain benefits and open bank accounts and on an on. well i'm thinking it's the old bait and switch. get an id card, GET HERDED UP AND GET KICKED OUT (migra migra migra)

if i was here illegally i sure as shite would NOT be standing in line to get my picture taken but hey, that's just moi

ID cards for illegal immigrants approved by New Haven Board of Aldermen

by News Channel 8's Annie Rourke

(New Haven-WTNH) _ New Haven's aldermen voted 25-1 in favor of a city issued identification card for illegal immigrants.
Your picture, your name and vital statistics. The new ID card is quite simple, but so very significant. New Haven is the first place in the nation where an illegal immigrant can get a legal identification card. The card will provide access to all public services, but more importantly will allow people to open bank accounts.
It is an idea that is not without detractors. Barbara Keidel's parents immigrated to this country legally.
"I feel that the people that break our laws, that come over here illegally, are taking from us and exploiting us as citizens," said Barbara.
But the voices of the opponents were drowned out by the passion and purpose of other protestors on the steps of City Hall. It was a show of strength for those who live in the shadows of our society. They say they are here because they want to work, because they have no choice and they deserve to be recognized. It is estimated that between 10 to 15-thousand undocumented workers live in New Haven. ..........

2 comments:

Connecticut Man 1 said...

I am not so worried that the city would abuse the information, BUT what happens if ICE demands all of the information?

a rose is a rose said...

i am shocked at the reactions to this. most every comment i have read (as in the comments section after the courant story and the like) people were saying the most racist, xenophobic, idiotic things.

me? i was worried about the immigrants......