The program had launched with the aim of helping those it might now ensnare.
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People like Bianey Garcia, a 27-year-old transgender woman originally from Mexico who struggled to get a formal ID, and who could use New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s parallel identity card system to get a foothold in the city.
For the first time, immigrants without visas could use IDNYC to open bank accounts, sign leases and access city services.
New York City duly photocopied and scanned some 900,000 documents in the enrollment process, according to City Hall.
On a server in an undisclosed location in New York, the city’s administration collected digital copies of 387,000 foreign passports, 346,000 driving licences and thousands
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