FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Top News

Illegal Immigrants In L.A. Could Get Library Cards

September 11, 2012  | 

The Los Angeles Public Library card could one day become a form of identification for the city's large illegal immigrant population that would allow them to open bank accounts and access services.

The City Council unanimously voted recently to consider the proposal, which would have Los Angeles join the growing number of cities across the nation that offer various forms of identification to undocumented workers and others who cannot get driver's licenses because of their immigration status.

Though L.A.'s plan would not be as sweeping as those adopted by cities like San Francisco, Oakland and Richmond, it would be a major step in serving the estimated 300,000 residents who don't have bank accounts or debit cards.

Read the full Los Angeles Times story.

Tags: Illegal Immigration, LAPD


Comments (2)

Displaying 1 - 2 of 2

Bob@Az. @ 9/12/2012 10:09 AM

Hey, illegals are already have "various forms of identification". Somebody elses!!! And they don't open bank accounts you moron, it's kept at home because they don't trust banks. And exactly what "services" would they be accessing? Do you mean the free medical services? Free rent money? (From legal residents) Or perhaps all the other "free" stuff they get by being in this country ILLEGALLY??? Why doesn't kalifornia just cede from the Union and officially become part of Mexico? It's almost there now. Blues, stay safe and get the hell out of that mess now.

Marshal @ 9/17/2012 5:17 PM

Wow I think we are becoming the United States of Mexico and Muslim Brotherhood. We prosecute cops for doing their jobs but let certain people, politicians and big wigs get out of trouble because of which ass they kiss. Wake up America!!!

Join the Discussion





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

Fobus Holsters Introduces the GL42ND Holster for Glock 42
Fobus International, manufacturer of holsters and pouches, has introduced the GL42ND...
Pelican Introduces Three New Safety-Approved Headlights
To offer tough lightweight, safety-approved lighting options, Pelican Products, Inc.,...
Video: Texas Deputy's Near Miss Caught on Dash Cam
A Dallas County Deputy's dash-cam shows how a skidding truck misses him by just inches on...
2 Marshals and 1 Officer are shot in NYC Gun Battle
The three law enforcement officers were in the process of executing an arrest warrant in a...
Video: Los Angeles Police Vehicle Hits Naked Man in the Street
A police vehicle responding to a scene in West Adams struck and killed a naked man wearing...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
It's easy! Just fill in the form below and click the red button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.
First Name:
Last Name:
Rank:
Agency:
Address:
City:
State:
  
Zip Code:
 
Country:
We respect your privacy. Please let us know if the address provided is your home, as your RANK / AGENCY will not be included on the mailing label.
E-mail Address:

Police Magazine