Support for NYC’s IDNYC Program

UNITED SIKHS welcomes and supports the IDNYC municipal identification program for residents of all New York City boroughs. This will provide a sense of community for undocumented individuals to open the bank account or get any financial aid and benefits.

The IDNYC card is our light to unification, integration, and equality. The impact that this will have on our immigrant and undocumented communities is key to providing a support system long overdue. Newly immigrated families will have the opportunity to enroll their children in school and take advantage of libraries and bank accounts, something undocumented immigrants could not have done before.

The IDNYC will allow the homeless, youth, the elderly, undocumented immigrants, the formerly incarcerated and others who may have difficulty obtaining other government-issued ID, to come out from the shadows and finally initiate themselves into the community, making New York a more integrated society, one that will be inclusive and connect all residents from all boroughs to the programs and benefits the state provides.

“IDNYC is not only a card for all New Yorkers, it is the gateway to City services, the key to opening a bank account or getting a library card, and the ticket to many of our city’sfinest cultural institutions. More than that, this card represents who we are: New Yorkers who value equality, opportunity and diversity,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio.

UNITED SIKHS supports this step towards providing vital assistance to all families.

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