RPT: If GOP Wins in 2016, NYC Could Delete Info on Immigrant ID Cards
Earlier this year New York City began providing identification cards to over 500,000 undocumented immigrants, but in 2016 that might change.
The New York Post reported:
The city’s new municipal ID program allows for personal info provided by applicants to be destroyed at the end of 2016, in case a conservative Republican wins the White House and demands the data, the law’s co-sponsor told The Post on Monday.
City Councilman Carlos Menchaca (D-Brooklyn) said the measure was crafted so data submitted by those seeking the cards can be destroyed on Dec. 31, 2016.
The cards are aimed at undocumented immigrants.
“In case a Tea Party Republican comes into office and says, ‘We want all of the data from all of the municipal ID programs in the country,’ we’re going to take the data,” he explained.
Scottie Nell Hughes, news director of the Tea Party News Network, weighed in on "Fox and Friends" stating that getting rid of the program is another example of liberal propaganda by politicians who want to get votes from undocumented immigrants with IDs.
"There's 500,000 possibly one day that might be able to use these ID cards as voter cards," Hughes stated.
She added that some liberal politicians tell undocumented immigrants not to vote for Republicans, because the GOP want them to be deported.
"No Republican presidential candidate has come out and said that they're for 100 percent rounding up the illegals and deporting them," she said. "You're not going to see this. But this is just a long case of using fear to sit there and encourage voters. You've seen it from the Democratic party many times scaring folks away from the GOP, those within the African American community. And now you've got those within the Hispanic community."
Watch the video above to hear more from Hughes on "Fox and Friends."