Yahoo! News, February 10, 2014
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said Monday that the city would give undocumented immigrants identity papers to allow them to live more normal lives.
“To all of my fellow New Yorkers who are undocumented, I say: New York City is your home too, and we will not force any of our residents to live their lives in the shadows,” de Blasio said in a speech at Queens College.
The initiative’s aim is to ensure that undocumented residents are able to do things like open bank accounts, sign leases and gain access to basic services.
“We will protect the almost half-million undocumented New Yorkers whose voices too often go unheard,” de Blasio said.