Buttigieg: Illegal Immigrants Should be Able to Obtain National ID Cards
September 12, 2019
South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, a Democratic presidential candidate, said his program that issued city identification cards to undocumented immigrants should be replicated nationally.
“What we did in South Bend is we found there were a lot of people living in our community and people who I am responsible for serving regardless of their citizenship status but who are excluded from the life of the community, partly because in Indiana you cannot obtain good identification,” Buttigieg said during a presidential forum at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Conference on Tuesday. “So we decided to just do it as a city and we made it possible to get a city ID card for everything from being able to pick up a prescription or get your kid from daycare to being able to identify yourself with law enforcement.”