The city will be able to destroy personal records from hundreds thousands of people who applied for its municipal ID cards — part of an effort to protect undocumented immigrants from being deported under the Trump administration.
Two Staten Island pols had sued the city to try to stop them from dumping the records — which they’re no longer retaining in new applications of IDNYC — but a State Supreme Court judge ruled on the city’s side today.
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“With this decision the State Supreme Court protected the personal information of a million New Yorkers,” Mayor de Blasio said in a statement. “IDNYC was created to protect people and connect them to vital services and today’s decision ensures it will continue to do just that. We applaud the ruling and will fight any attempt to appeal it.”
Unlike a driver’s license, the card is available to all New
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