Another Safe Haven For Illegals

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    It seems more elected officials are ignoring the law and doing what they want to do

    Now illegals have another safe haven - at the expense of the taxpayers of the city


    Illegal aliens poised for new haven in Connecticut
    REUTERS NEWS AGENCY
    July 23, 2007
    As many U.S. cities and states arrest illegal aliens in raids and toughen laws against them, a Connecticut city is offering to validate them under a new, first-in-the-nation ID-card program.

    Starting tomorrow, New Haven will offer illegal aliens municipal identification cards that allow access to city services such as libraries and a chance to open bank accounts.

    Supporters say the cards will improve public safety and give illegal aliens protections now afforded legal residents. Critics contend that it will unleash a flood of illegal immigration, straining services and wasting taxpayer money.

    New Haven officials overwhelmingly approved the program last month in a 25 to 1 vote.

    Backers and detractors alike say the program appears to fill a vacuum after Congress failed to act on immigration reform, leaving many towns and cities struggling with how to deal with a growing undocumented population.

    Kica Matos, a leader of local Hispanic advocacy group Junta for Progressive Action, said undocumented workers are often targeted by thieves and robbed because they carry cash, a result of not being able to open a bank account.

    "Part of the reason they can't open bank accounts is because they don't have forms of identification that were valid," she said.

    She said two banks have agreed to accept the new city card, which will be offered to all New Haven residents, as legitimate identification sufficient for opening an account.

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    I know of no law that forbids a municipality from extending public services to undocumented aliens. If the taxpayers of the city elected those representatives who voted for the measure (as they obviously did), that surely does not bother you. This is an example of local government at work, removed from the law arm of the feds. I would think that you would applaud this measure as a fine example of federalism at work.
     
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    What part of illegal do you not understand?
     
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    Illegal for them to enter? Yes.

    Illegal for them to remain? Yes.

    Illegal for them to work? Yes.

    Illegal for a municipality to offer public services to them? Not that I am aware of.
     
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    Public services are intended for US citizens - unless a new law was passed and I missed it
     
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    Public municipal services are intended for whomever the municipality says the services are intended for. That is state and local government at work. You obviously disagree with this, but you are not a resident of that municipality. Leave to the voters who are affected to address the issue in the democratic manner, if they so desire.
     
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    Why should anyone pay for an illegals "public services"?
     
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    Because they choose to. That is for them to decide, not you.
     
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    Who is they?

    Libs have been blaming the employers for the problem - then local government waves the carrot in front of the illegals and the left is silent
     
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    "They" are the voters of New Haven and their representatives.
     

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