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Latino Daily News

Tuesday April 12, 2011

College Town issues ID’s regardless of Citizenship

College Town issues ID’s regardless of Citizenship

Photo: Princeton NJ ID Card

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For the past nine months, the Latin American Legal Defense and Education Fund, a Princeton-based Hispanic advocacy non-profit organization, has been issuing municipal identification cards to any one who can prove that they live or work in the city.

For many individuals this is the only form of identification they have. It can be used to cash checks, pick up mail from the post office, or even to pick up medicine at the pharmacy.

Since mid December more than 2500 cards have been issued at a cost of $15.00 each.

“We’ve heard it all,” Princeton New Jersey Township Police Chief Mark Emann said. “But it’s a good program. It’s good for the police department, and it’s good for the community.”