ISSUES: M-D ID Cards – An Immigration Issue?

As early as next year, identification cards could be available to Miami-Dade County residents. This week, county commissioners unanimously voted to endorse the idea and ordered a study to determine the cost. Proponents claim the ID cards will benefit the area’s more vulnerable residents such as domestic violence victims and the homeless — since proof of address could be listed as a shelter. But, there is also no need for proof of citizenship. The Libre Initiative sees this as an example of a broken immigration system and Miami-Dade is “trying to find limited solutions to the problem”.

Soledad Cedro, The Libre Initiative