In a move that sparked passionate–and mostly supportive–public debate, the Morristown council on Tuesday unanimously approved a voluntary municipal I.D. program that will issue photo cards to anyone over 14 who can prove residency.
That includes undocumented immigrants. Clergy, immigration advocates, immigrants, children of immigrants and the town adminstrator told the council that photo identification should help undocumented people open bank accounts, access health care and use the town pool.
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The program is scheduled to start on Aug. 1, 2017. Hologram-stamped I.D.s will be good for two years and cost between $7 and $15, based on the applicant’s age.
Morristown will not inquire about citizenship status, nor will it retain any personal information that could be sought by federal immigration agents, according to Mayor Tim
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