Skip to comments.De Blasio: Municipal I.D.ís Will Force Congressí Hand on Immigration
Posted on 07/08/2014 8:35:20 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
Mayor Bill de Blasio tonight called for cities nationwide to follow New Yorks lead by creating municipal identification cards for all residents, regardless of immigration statuswhich he argued would eventually force the Republican-run House of Representatives to pass controversial immigration reform measures.
Speaking at the convention of the League of United Latin American Citizensa Latino advocacy organizationMr. de Blasio argued that cities across America should pick up his administrations liberal drumbeat, especially on immigration issues. The mayor predicted that the GOP-controlled Congress would continue to block efforts to grant legal status and a path to citizenship to the 11 million-plus foreign nationals residing in Americabut said that an urban crusade for municipal identification cards would force the legislators to adopt the measures that have already passed the United States Senate.
Its clear that the Republicans in the House arent willing to move on this, Mr. de Blasio said. If cities do it all across the country, its a way of saying: the train is leaving, the time is now! Show them what fairness and equality looks like! Do it yourself!
The speech won applause from the crowd and plaudits from LULACs leadership, who agreed that the issuing of local identification cards in urban centers would lead to immigration reform on the national scale.
If only other major cities adopt the same strategy, it will move that train forward, even with resistance in Congress, said LULACs national executive director Brent Wilkes.
Cities in California, Connecticut and New Jersey have already begun distributing local I.D. cards to all residents, as has Washington, D.C.
The communists are on the march.
We aren’t even pretending to fight back.
How many busloads has Obama sent to New York City?
Can I ask a stupid question?
How does this reconcile with the Real ID act, which is a federal law? That law called on states to take safeguards in verifying identities of people, that they are citizens, before issuing IDs such as driver’s licenses. The goal of the Real ID act was to ensure that only actual American citizens get an official government issued ID in this country.
Under the Real ID act, in the worst case, the federal government could declare that driver’s licenses from certain states will not be allowed to be used to board airplanes, or enter federal buildings. Could New York find that their IDs will no longer be considered legitimate for federal identification purposes?
Remove the threat of amnesty by removing the illegal aliens.
Back atcha DeBlasio.
The House’s response should be easy! Withhold all grants from municipalities that issue such ID’s without any citizenship notation!
“ahem We Have a Conundrum On AIsle FIve....thats a Conundrum On AIsle FIve”
Isn’t de Blasio that Nazi guy?
Doesn’t Bill de Blasiohe realize how difficult it is for many people to obtain ID cards.
That is why the democrats say it is unfair to require ID Cards to vote - isn’t it?
Insanity, criminality and treason.
Pardon my ignorance and stupidity, but how does encouraging cities to make their own ID cards encourage the House Republicans to pass the amnesty bill from the Senate?
What difference does it make?
But I thought ID cards were racist?
Warren Wilhelm to City: Drop Dead
I hear you.
That fruit Lindsey is in agreement that this is some twisted humanitarian crisis. Somebody poke that old fruit and while there, wipe that dofus grin off his damn face!
YOU'RE DAMN RIGHT! ILLEGAL DISEASE RIDDEN COUNTRY DESTROYERS!
Not one damn illegal deserves to become American, EVER.
They are criminal and will always be criminal!
When they Rape your Daughter, Wife, Son, who will you bastards blame?
If NYC were a sovereign city-state like Singapore, DiBlasio would have it degraded into a low functioning entity, much like Zimbabwe, within a dozen years.
Dear Illegal Aliens, NYC is the place to be! Don’t hesitate, they’re passing out OPM and you don’t wanna be late! I think we should spread the word. San Fransisco gives money to the homeless too, so it’s a great place for Juanita and you! How can we communicate this to the newly illegal. That’s where these folks need to go.
Boy, 9/11 has truly went down the memory hole, huh?
He wants to revisit his agenda of getting rid of the carriage horses so that he can sell the prime real estate their stable is on to his developer buddies.
He is such a total fake and liar, leading us to the destruction of what's left that's still good in NYC. We already are up to our collective a___s with illegal Chinese, Hispanic, and other immigrants ruining neighborhoods with their overcrowding and filth. We can't handle any more.