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Plainfield mayor halts program
offering ID cards to residents

Star-Ledger [Newark, NJ], by Tom Wright-Piersanti

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Posted By:Ribicon, 2/9/2014 9:54:49 AM

Plainfield — Plainfield’s new mayor has shut down a program that aimed to distribute photo ID cards to the city’s immigrant community and had been supported by the previous administration. On the morning of Jan. 31, as dozens of people lined up to get cards at Angels for Action, a Latino social services agency on West Second Street, newly appointed Police Director Carl Riley showed up with a letter from Mayor Adrian Mapp effectively shuttering the program, according to the agency’s president Carmen Salavarrieta. (Snip) About 500 people have been given ID cards, with a waiting list of about 2,300, as the

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Laws for some, special laws for others.

The so-called social services agency (ACORN?) describes itself thus: "We are a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization, dedicated to sponsoring free health clinics, education and other community services to all."

We´re told that immigrants just want to be American, yet time and again the organizations that cater to illegal aliens show that they´re looking for goodies from the taxpayer.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Twinkle93, 2/9/2014 12:36:27 PM     (No. 9725640)

If they have a valid passport why do they need further ID?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 2/9/2014 2:55:59 PM     (No. 9725770)

#1 - even a passport isn´t an actual identification.
I tried using mine as a ´secondary´ ID at the Post Office (all I wanted to do was get a PO mail box). My driver´s license was fine; passport? Nope. USPS wouldn´t accept it, because it doesn´t have an address in it.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 2/9/2014 11:14:07 PM     (No. 9726101)

#2, that´s interesting, because every time I go to the Post Office, I have a fairly long wait because someone is applying for a passport.

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